Yet Khor

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Sleep health in interstitial lung disease
Symptom evaluation and management in interstitial lung disease
Quality evaluation and improvement for home oxygen therapy

20072024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Biography

A/Prof Yet Hong Khor is an emerging research leader, who is in the top 0.1% of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and 0.4% of oxygen therapy researchers globally (Expertscape). In addition to dual clinical training in respiratory and sleep medicine, she completed a NHMRC-funded PhD in ILD and oxygen therapy at the University of Melbourne in 2019, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia funded by an Australian Endeavour Leadership Award. Currently, she is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership fellow who leads investigator-initiated ILD research programs, as well as the Lead for Austin Health Oxygen Service and a specialist at the Austin and Alfred Health ILD Services. 

Research interests

A/Prof Khor's main research interests include risk prediction in interstitial lung disease, disease management in interstitial lung disease, patient care and quality improvement in oxygen therapy & qualiative and quantitve evaluation of patient care.

A/Prof Khor wants to improve care and outcomes for patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). Her research seeks to look ahead and beyond oxygen therapy, and to understand lung function trajectories in Interstitial Lung Disease. The primary objective of her research is for better risk prediction and comprehensive disease management for individualised clinical care in people with PF.

A/Prof Khor ultimately endeavours to find ways to diagnose lung fibrosis early and to improve patient journeys with suitable and safe treatments. 

Clinical activities

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: MED0001219751

  • 2015-present    Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Austin Health
  • 2016-present    Interstitial Lung Disease Specialist, Alfred Health
  • 2017-present    Lead for Oxygen Therapy Service, Austin Health

Supervision interests

A/Prof Khor has acted as a main supervisor for physicians in training (n=12) , Honours students (n=10), Masters students (n=1) and HDR students (n=4).

Her mentorship has led to numerous student accolades including conference presenatations and peer-reviewed publications. A current student was recently awarded 2nd Prize at the 2022 Thoracic Society Australia & New Zealand Victoria Branch Annual Scientific Meeting. She was also awarded the Lizotte Family Grant-in-Aid for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

University Service

2017 Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand Victoria branch Annual Scientific Meeting (Organising chair)

2017-2018 Royal Australasian College of Physicians – Physician Education Program, Respiratory Medicine (Program Lead)

2018 Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand Victoria branch Annual Scientific Meeting (Organising chair)

2017 CHEST Congress by the American College of Chest Physicians (Abstract review panel)

2017 Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (Session chair)

2018 CHEST Congress by the American College of Chest Physicians (Abstract review panel)

2020 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Symposium chair)

2021 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Session and abstract review panel)

2021 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Abstract review panel)

2021 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Session chair)

2021 Australasian Rare Lung Conference (Symposium chair)

2021 European Respiratory Congress International Congress (Abstract review panel)

2021 European Respiratory Congress International Congress (Session chair)

2022 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Session and abstract review panel)

2022 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Program convenor)

2022 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Abstract review panel)

2022 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Symposium chair)

2022 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Session chair)

2022 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Education Hub (Steering committee)

2022 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Education Hub - Interstitial Lung Disease Workshop (Convenor)

2022 European Respiratory Congress International Congress (Session chair)

2022 Centre of Research Excellence-Pulmonary Fibrosis Professional Development (Session chair)

2022 Boehringer Ingelheim ILD National Webinar (Session chair and discussion panel)

2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Session and abstract review panel)

2023 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Program convenor)

2023 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Abstract review panel)

2023 Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference (Symposium chair)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Interstitial lung disease, PhD, Oxygen therapy in interstitial lung disease, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 19 Aug 2019

Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (1st Class Honours), Medicine and Surgery, University of Tasmania

Award Date: 19 Dec 2007

Respiratory Medicine, Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), Airway cell and cytokine changes in early asthma deterioration , University of Tasmania

Award Date: 15 Dec 2005

Research area keywords

  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Disease management
  • Clinical Trial
  • Qualitative Research

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