Emeritus Professor Doug McEvoy

Academic Status & Web Supervisor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Adelaide Metro
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Doug McEvoy is a Practitioner Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Senior Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Staff Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at the Repatriation General Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre, Senior Principal Research Fellow within the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Heart Health Theme, Board Member of the Sleep Health Foundation and is a past president of the Australasian Sleep Association. He has had a distinguished career in sleep medicine over the past 30 years. He has led a number of important multi-centre clinical trials in sleep medicine and is presently the Principal Investigator of the international Sleep Apnoea Cardiovascular Endpoints study.



Honours, awards and grants

Prof McEvoy has been at the forefront of sleep research nationally and internationally for 25 years. Since 2010 he has been awarded over $16M in Research Funding.

Prof McEvoy has published over 200 origianal research papers in research topics ranging from respiratory and sleep physioloogy to clinical trials of new diagostic, treatment and management methods for sleep apnea, to research on improving delivery of community sleep health services.

Key responsibilities

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.

Teaching interests
  • Respiratory/Sleep Medicine
  • Human Physiology
  • Respiratory
  • Sleep
  • Cardiovascular
Supervisory interests
Evidence based clinical practice
Obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis and management
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Sleep apnoea (1)
Associate supervisor: Obstructive sleep apnea (1), Shift work and sleep disorders (1), Obstructive sleep apnea/ insomnia (1)
Principal supervisor: Chronic ventilatry failure (1), Obstructive sleep apnea (5)
Associate supervisor: Respiratory failure (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
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 -

Further information

Further details on current projects and PhD scholarship opportunities are available via the Research and Volunteering page of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health website. Current scholarships alre also available via a broad program of research currently being undertaken as part of the Commonwealth Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness Safety and Productivity outlined in the following attachment.

PhD_Scholarship-CRC-Adelaide (pdf)

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