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Clinical Neonatologist and Respiratory Physiologist, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Dr David Tingay is a clinical neonatologist and respiratory physiologist interested in improving the respiratory outcomes of newborn infants. He is an internationally recognised expert in the physiology of the diseased neonatal lung, particularly the use of advanced modes of mechanical ventilation and imaging regional lung mechanics.

After graduating in Medicine from the University of Adelaide he completed his specialist training in Neonatology and Paediatrics in the UK and Australia. In 2004 he joined the Neonatal Unit of the Royal Children's Hospital as a Staff Specialist. He is also currently a Staff Specialist in the Fetal Management Unit, Royal Women's Hospital and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics. Dr Tingay was awarded a PhD in 2008 for his thesis on the optimal application of high frequency ventilation. Since then he has been a NHMRC-funded researcher exploring methods of improving the application of mechanical ventilation for sick newborns and children. After completing his PhD he established the Neonatal Respiratory research program at the Murdoch Childrens and is currently the co-leader of the active and successful Murdoch Childrens Neonatal Research Group. This group is one of the few neonatal research groups worldwide with an active and interconnected program of molecular science, translational model research, clinical physiology and engineering research, large clinical trials and developmental long-term follow up. In the last five years Dr Tingay and his group have been investigators involving more than $10 million of successful grant funding.


  • –present
    Clinical Neonatologist and Respiratory Physiologist, Murdoch Children's Research Institute