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Research Biography

Emeritus Professor Doug McEvoy is the immediate past Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University in South Australia.  He was an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow between 2005 and 2020 and is Senior Principal Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.  He has been active in clinical sleep medicine practice and research for over 35 years, and has had many professional leadership roles including as president of the Australasian Sleep Association, board member of the Sleep Health Foundation and Chair of the Professional Standards Committee of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. He has led several major multi-centre clinical trials in sleep medicine, including the international Sleep Apnoea Cardiovascular Endpoints study (SAVE). In 2011 Dr McEvoy received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Australasian Sleep Association for his outstanding contributions to sleep research and sleep medicine. His vision and stewardship has seen the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health become one of the world’s leading sleep research centres.

Research Interests

Professor McEvoy has published over 200 original research papers in research topics ranging from respiratory and sleep physiology to clinical trials of new diagnostic, treatment and management methods for sleep apnoea, to research on improving the delivery of community sleep health services. He is Principal Investigator of the international, multi-centre, randomised controlled Sleep Apnoea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) trial, is Theme Leader for sleep disorders in the CRC on Alertness Safety and is the chief investigator of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence-funded National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research.

Supervised Students Successes

  • Prof Leon Lack - Launch of Re-Timer Glasses in collaboration with Flinders Partners
  • Lee Harmer - Young Investigator Award
  • Jamie Biyou Yeo - AHMRC Best of Best Presentation

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (5)
  • Chronic ventilatry failure (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Respiratory failure (1)

Research Areas

  • Clinical

Supervisory Interests

  • Obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis and management
  • Evidence based clinical practice


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