Associate Professor Maria Craig

Associate Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 3907
F: +61 2 9350 3810

Research interests

Epidemiology of childhood type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Association between enterovirus infection and type 1 diabetes

Epidemiology of diabetes complications in children and adolescents

Evidence based care in type 1 diabetes

Current national competitive grants*


Intervention to reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy and early adverse retinal changes in type 1 diabetes
Donaghue K, Jones T, Cheung N, Craig M, Cameron F, Couper J, Cotterill A, Davis E
NHMRC Project Grant ($1,226,875 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Middleton, P., Wagenaar, M., Matson, A., Craig, M., Holmes-Walker, D., Katz, T., Hameed, S. (2014), Australian standards of care for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Respirology. 19, 185-192. [Abstract]
  • Pham-Short, A., Donaghue, K., Ambler, G., Chan, A., Hing, S., Cusumano, J., Craig, M. (2014), Early elevation of albumin excretion rate is associated with poor gluten-free diet adherence in young people with coeliac disease and diabetes. Diabetic Medicine. 31(2), 208¿212. [Abstract]
  • Shun, C., Donaghue, K., Phelan, H., Twigg, S., Craig, M. (2014), Thyroid autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetic Medicine. 31(2), 126¿135. [Abstract]
  • Islam, S., Abraham, A., Donaghue, K., Chan, A., Lloyd, M., Srinivasan, S., Craig, M. (2014), Plateau of adiposity in Australian children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes: a 20-year study. Diabetic Medicine. 31(6), 686-690. [Abstract]
  • Cho, Y., Craig, M., Srinivasan, S., Benitez-Aguirre, P., Mitchell, P., Jopling, T., Donaghue, K. (2014), Heart rate variability in pubertal girls with type 1 diabetes: its relationship with glycemic control, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism. Clinical Endocrinology. 80(6), 818-824. [Abstract]
  • Basha, J., Iwasenko, J., Robertson, P., Craig, M., Rawlinson, W. (2014), Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is associated with high maternal socio-economic status and corresponding low maternal cytomegalovirus seropositivity. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 50(5), 368-372. [Abstract]
  • Cho, Y., Craig, M., Donaghue, K. (2014), Puberty as an accelerator for diabetes complications. Pediatric Diabetes. 15(1), 18-26. [Abstract]


  • Scheermeyer, E., Hughes, I., Harris, M., Ambler, G., Crock, P., Verge, C., Craig, M., Bergman, P., Werther, G., van Driel, M., Davies, P., Choong, C. (2013), Response to growth hormone treatment in Prader-Willi syndrome: Auxological criteria versus genetic diagnosis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(12), 1045-1051. [Abstract]
  • Han, M., Craig, M. (2013), Research using autologous cord blood - time for a policy change. The Medical Journal of Australia. 199(4), 288-299. [Abstract]
  • Penno, M., Couper, J., Craig, M., Colman, P., Rawlinson, W., Cotterill, A., Jones, T., Harrison, L. (2013), Environmental determinants of islet autoimmunity (ENDIA): a pregnancy to early life cohort study in children at-risk of type 1 diabetes. BMC Pediatrics. 13(1), 124. [Abstract]
  • Rana, M., Munns, C., Selvadurai, H., Briody, J., Craig, M. (2013), The Impact Of Dysglycaemia On Bone Mineral Accrual In Young People With Cystic Fibrosis. Clinical Endocrinology. 78(1), 36-42. [Abstract]
  • Tang, M., Donaghue, K., Cho, Y., Craig, M. (2013), Autonomic neuropathy in young people with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review. Pediatric Diabetes. 14(4), 239-248. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Nair, S., Stein, H., Rawlinson, W. (2013), Viruses and type 1 diabetes: a new look at an old story. Pediatric Diabetes. 14(3), 149-158. [Abstract]
  • Naing, Z., Rayner, B., Killikulangara, A., Vunnam, K., Leach, S., McIver, C., Scott, G., Craig, M., Lui, K., Rawlinson, W. (2013), Prevalence of viruses in stool of premature neonates at a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(3), E221-226. [Abstract]
  • Klocker, A., Phelan, H., Twigg, S., Craig, M. (2013), Blood [beta]hydroxybutyrate vs. urine acetoacetate testing for the prevention and management of ketoacidosis in Type 1 diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetic Medicine. 30(7), 818-824. [Abstract]
  • Poon, M., Craig, M., Kaur, H., Cusumano, J., Sasongko, M., Wong, T., Donaghue, K. (2013), Vitamin d deficiency is not associated with changes in retinal geometric parameters in young people with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Research. 2013, 280691. [Abstract]
  • Aexander, K., Howard, G., Jackson, J., Jenkins, A., Kamp, M., et al., ., Bryant, W., Cohen, N., Craig, M., Forbes, M., Fulcher, G., Greenaway, T., Harrison, N., Holmes-Walker, J. (2013), Provision of Quality Care for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Requiring Insulin Pump Therapy (IIPT). Infusystems Asia. 8(1), 1-6.


  • Claessen, F., Donaghue, K., Craig, M. (2012), Consistently high incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Medical Journal of Australia. 197(4), 216. [Abstract]
  • Pham-Short, A., Donaghue, K., Ambler, G., Chan, A., Craig, M. (2012), Coeliac disease in Type 1 diabetes from 1990 to 2009: higher incidence in young children after longer diabetes duration. Diabetic Medicine. 29(9), e286-e289. [Abstract]
  • Yeung, W., Al-Shabeeb, A., Pang, C., Wilkins, M., Catteau, J., Howard, N., Rawlinson, W., Craig, M. (2012), Children with islet autoimmunity and enterovirus infection demonstrate a distinct cytokine profile. Diabetes. 61(6), 1500-1508. [Abstract]
  • Scott, G., Chow, S., Craig, M., Pang, C., Hall, B., Wilkins, M., Jones, C., Lloyd, A., Rawlinson, W. (2012), Cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy with maternofetal transmission induces a proinflammatory cytokine bias in placenta and amniotic fluid. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 205(8), 1305-1310. [Abstract]
  • Balzer, B., Graham, C., Craig, M., Selvadurai, H., Donaghue, K., Brand-Miller, J., Steinbeck, K. (2012), Low glycaemic index dietary interventions in youth with cystic fibrosis: a systematic review and discussion of the clinical implications. Nutrients. 4(4), 286-296. [Abstract]
  • Benitez-Aguirre, P., Craig, M., Jenkins, A., Gallego, P., Cusumano, J., Duffin, A., Hing, S., Donaghue, K. (2012), Plantar fascia thickness is longitudinally associated with retinopathy and renal dysfunction: a prospective study from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 6(2), 348-355. [Abstract]
  • Benitez-Aguirre, P., Sasongko, M., Craig, M., Jenkins, A., Cusumano, J., Cheung, N., Wong, T., Donaghue, K. (2012), Retinal vascular geometry predicts incident renal dysfunction in young people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 35(3), 599-604. [Abstract]
  • Cho, Y., Besser, R., Craig, M. (2012), Highlights from the 37th Annual Meeting for ISPAD, Miami. Pediatric Diabetes. 13(1), 124-131. [Abstract]
  • Lv, J., Perkovic, V., Foote, C., Craig, M., Craig, J., Strippoli, G. (2012), Antihypertensive agents for preventing diabetic kidney disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 12, CD004136. [Abstract]
  • Donaghue, K., Keech, A., Craig, M., O'Connell, P. (2012), A 'cure' for diabetes and its complications. In: A Modern Epidemic. (pp.401-420).Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Hamilton, S., Scott, G., Naing, Z., Iwasenko, J., Hall, B., Graf, N., Arbuckle, S., Craig, M., Rawlinson, W. (2012), Human cytomegalovirus-induces cytokine changes in the placenta with implications for adverse pregnancy outcomes. PLoS One. 7(12), e52899. [Abstract]


  • Cho, Y., Craig, M., Hing, S., Gallego, P., Poon, M., Chan, A., Donaghue, K. (2011), Microvascular complications assessment in adolescents with 2- to 5-yr duration of type 1 diabetes from 1990 to 2006. Pediatric diabetes. 12(8), 682-9. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Donaghue, K., Cameron, F., Silink, M. (2011), Change of HbA1c reporting to the new SI units. The Medical Journal of Australia. 195(9), 514-515. [Abstract]
  • Downie, E., Craig, M., Hing, S., Cusumano, J., Chan, A., Donaghue, K. (2011), Continued reduction in the prevalence of retinopathy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: role of insulin therapy and glycemic control. Diabetes Care. 34(11), 2368-2373. [Abstract]
  • Rana, M., Munns, C., Selvadurai, H., Simonds, S., Cooper, P., Woodhead, H., Hameed, S., Verge, C., Lafferty, A., Crock, P., Craig, M. (2011), Increased detection of cystic-fibrosis-related diabetes in Australia. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 96(9), 823-826. [Abstract]
  • Benitez-Aguirre, P., Craig, M., Sasongko, M., Jenkins, A., Wong, T., Wang, J., Cheung, N., Donaghue, K. (2011), Retinal Vascular Geometry Predicts Incident Retinopathy in Young People With Type 1 Diabetes: A prospective cohort study from adolescence. Diabetes care. 34(7), 1622-7. [Abstract]
  • Iwasenko, J., Howard, J., Arbuckle, S., Graf, N., Hall, B., Craig, M., Rawlinson, W. (2011), Human cytomegalovirus infection is detected frequently in stillbirths and is associated with fetal thrombotic vasculopathy. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 203(11), 1526-1533. [Abstract]
  • Kaur, H., Donaghue, K., Chan, A., Benitez-Aguirre, P., Hing, S., Lloyd, M., Cusumano, J., Pryke, A., Craig, M. (2011), Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated With Retinopathy in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes care. 34(6), 1400-2. [Abstract]
  • Hameed, S., Ellard, S., Woodhead, H., Neville, K., Walker, J., Craig, M., Armstrong, T., Yu, L., Eisenbarth, G., Hattersley, A., Verge, C. (2011), Persistently autoantibody negative (PAN) type 1 diabetes mellitus in children. Pediatric Diabetes. 12(3 Pt 1), 142-149. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Twigg, S., Donaghue, K., Cheung, N., Cameron, F., Conn, J., Jenkins, A. (2011), National Evidence-Based Clinical Care Guidelines for Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Adults. Australia: Australian Government Department of Health and Age.
  • Yeung, W., Rawlinson, W., Craig, M. (2011), Enterovirus infection and type 1 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational molecular studies. BMJ. 342, d35. [Abstract]
  • Tran, F., Vu, D., Nguyen, H., Bui, T., Huynh, L., Nguyen, K., Nguyen, V., Tran, H., Tran, D., Hoang, T., Harkin, N., Armstrong, K., Jameson, K., Pham, A., Chris, C., Maria, C. (2011), Glycaemic control in children with neonatal diabetes and type 1 diabetes in Vietnam. International Health. 3(3), 188-192.


  • Nair, S., Leung, K., Rawlinson, W., Naing, Z., Craig, M. (2010), Enterovirus infection induces cytokine and chemokine expression in insulin-producing cells. Journal of Medical Virology. 82(11), 1950-1957. [Abstract]
  • Rana, M., Munns, C., Selvadurai, H., Donaghue, K., Craig, M. (2010), Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes in children-gaps in the evidence?. Nature reviews. Endocrinology. 6(7), 371-8. [Abstract]
  • Garnett, S., Srinivasan, S., Birt, S., Ambler, G., Lawrie, E., Cowell, C., Craig, M. (2010), Evaluation of glycaemic status in young people with clinical insulin resistance; fasting glucose, fasting insulin or an oral glucose tolerance test?. Clinical endocrinology. 72(4), 475-80. [Abstract]
  • Warne, G., Armstrong, K., Faunce, T., Wilcken, B., Boneh, A., Geelhoed, E., Craig, M. (2010), The case for newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 107. [Abstract]


  • Wolfsdorf, J., Craig, M., Daneman, D., Dunger, D., Edge, J., Lee, W., Rosenbloom, A., Sperling, M., Hanas, R. (2009), Diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. 10(Suppl 12), 118-133. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Hattersley, A., Donaghue, K. (2009), Definition, epidemiology and classification of diabetes in children and adolescents. Pediatric Diabetes. 10(Suppl 12), 3-12. [Abstract]
  • Howard, J., Hall, B., Brennan, L., Arbuckle, S., Craig, M., Graf, N., Rawlinson, W. (2009), Utility of newborn screening cards for detecting CMV infection in cases of stillbirth. Journal of Clinical Virology. 44(3), 215-218. [Abstract]
  • Bowyer, L., Catling-Paull, C., Diamond, T., Homer, C., Davis, G., Craig, M. (2009), Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and calcium levels in pregnant women and their neonates. Clinical endocrinology. 70(0), 372-7. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Wong, C., Alexander, J., Maguire, A., Silink, M. (2009), Delayed referral of new-onset type 1 diabetes increases the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 219. [Abstract]
  • Leung, K., Xu, A., Craig, M., Martin, A., Lam, K., O'Sullivan, A. (2009), Adiponectin isoform distribution in women--relationship to female sex steroids and insulin sensitivity. Metabolism. 58(2), 239-245. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Huang, C. (2009), Type-2 diabetes in childhood: incidence and prognosis. Paediatrics and Child Health. 19(7), 321-326.
  • Catanzariti, L., Faulks, K., Moon, L., Waters, A., Flack, J., Craig, M. (2009), Australia''s national trends in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in 0-14-year-olds, 2000-2006. Diabetic Medicine. 26(6), 596-601. [Abstract]


  • Chow, S., Craig, M., Jones, C., Hall, B., Catteau, J., Lloyd, A., Rawlinson, W. (2008), Differences in amniotic fluid and maternal serum cytokine levels in early midtrimester women without evidence of infection. Cytokine. 44(1), 78-84. [Abstract]
  • Maguire, A., Craig, M., Cowell, C. (2008), Management of adrenal insufficiency during the stress of medical illness and surgery.Comment. The Medical journal of Australia. , 350. [Abstract]
  • Gallego, P., Craig, M., Duffin, A., Bennetts, B., Jenkins, A., Hofer, S., Lam, A., Donaghue, K. (2008), Association between p.Leu54Met Polymorphism at the Paraoxonase-1 Gene and Plantar Fascia Thickness in Young Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes care. 31(8), 1585-9. [Abstract]
  • Stone, M., Walker, J., Chisholm, D., Craig, M., Donaghue, K., Crock, P., Anderson, D., Verge, C. (2008), The addition of rosiglitazone to insulin in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and poor glycaemic control: a randomized-controlled trial. Pediatric diabetes. 9(4 Pt 1), 326-34. [Abstract]
  • Craig, M., Duffin, A., Gallego, P., Lam, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Donaghue, K. (2008), Plantar fascia thickness, a measure of tissue glycation, predicts the development of complications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 31(6), 1201-1206. [Abstract]
  • Gallego, P., Craig, M., Hing, S., Donaghue, K. (2008), Role of blood pressure in development of early retinopathy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: prospective cohort study. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 337, a918. [Abstract]