Lahmea Navaratnerajah is a research associate at the Institute for Work & Health. She joined IWH in March 2021 and is currently providing research support to Dr. Monique Gignac, Dr. Arif Jetha and Julie Bowring.
Navaratnerajah’s venture into the area of health research stemmed from experiences working with racialized and marginalized communities. This inspired her to get involved in voicing the importance of addressing the social and structural determinants affecting health. She has worked with various organizations within Canada, United Kingdom and United States.
Navaratnerajah achieved her master’s degree in public health from City, University of London in London, England. She also holds a master’s in exercise science (specializing in yoga therapy) from Annamalai University in India, and a BSc in human biology and mental health from the University of Toronto.