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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.

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An assessment of a simple clinical technique to estimate pharyngeal collapsibility in people with OSA

Osman, A. M., Tong, B. K., Landry, S., Edwards, B. A., Joosten, S. A., Hamilton, G., Cori, J., Jordan, A., Stevens, D., Grunstein, R., McEvoy, D., Catcheside, P. & Eckert, D., 24 Apr 2020, In : SLEEP. 11 p., zsaa067.

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  • Composition of nocturnal hypoxaemic burden and its prognostic value for cardiovascular mortality in older community-dwelling men

    Baumert, M., Immanuel, S. A., Stone, K. L., Harrison, S. L., Redline, S., Mariani, S., Sanders, P., Doug McEvoy, R. & Linz, D., 21 Jan 2020, In : European Heart Journal. 41, 4, p. 533-541 9 p., ehy838.

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  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment, Glycemia, and Diabetes Risk in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease

    Loffler, K. A., Heeley, E., Freed, R., Meng, R., Bittencourt, L. R., Gonzaga Carvalho, C. C., Chen, R., Hlavac, M., Liu, Z., Lorenzi-Filho, G., Luo, Y., McArdle, N., Mukherjee, S., Yap, H. S., Zhang, X., Palmer, L. J., Anderson, C. S., McEvoy, R. D., Drager, L. F. & SAVE Substudy Investigators, Aug 2020, In : Diabetes care. 43, 8, p. 1859-1867 9 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Effect of multilevel upper airway surgery vs medical management on the apnea-hypopnea index and patient-reported daytime sleepiness among patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea: The SAMS randomized clinical trial

    MacKay, S., Carney, A. S., Catcheside, P. G., Chai-Coetzer, C. L., Chia, M., Cistulli, P. A., Hodge, J. C., Jones, A., Kaambwa, B., Lewis, R., Ooi, E. H., Pinczel, A. J., McArdle, N., Rees, G., Singh, B., Stow, N., Weaver, E. M., Woodman, R. J., Woods, C. M., Yeo, A. & 1 others, McEvoy, R. D., 4 Sep 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 324, 12, p. 1168-1179 12 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)