Dr Steven Trawley

PhD (Psychology) BSc (Honours) Experimental Psychology

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Research Supervisor
Dr Steven Trawley

Research Expertise

Analysis of behavioural data, including; continuous glucose data, actigraphy and cognitive performance.

Research Supervision

  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Masters
  • Honours


  • Research Methods (Honours and Masters)

Clinical Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep
  • Road Safety


Steve gained his Psychology PhD in 2006 from the Human Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Sussex, UK. After that he spent over ten years working on a diverse range of applied projects in the UK and Ireland.

Since moving to Australian in 2012 his research efforts have been primarily focused on diabetes, specifically the evaluation of insulin pumps for people with type 1 diabetes. This research builds upon his previous work in the UK, such as sleep assessment and driver performance.

Key Publications

Chakrabarti, A., Trawley, S., Kubilay, E., Mohammad Alipoor, A., Vogrin, S., Fourlanos, S., Lee, M. H., O’Neal, D. N., O’Regan, N. A., Sundararajan, V., Ward, G. M., MacIsaac, R. J., Colman, P. G., & McAuley, S. A. (2022). Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Effects on Glycemia During Sleep and Sleep Quality in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the ORACL Trial. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, dia.2022.0110. https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2022.0110 

McAuley, S. A., & Trawley, S. (2022). Closed-loop therapy in older adults with type 1 diabetes: Hypoglycaemia benefits and risk stratification. The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3(6), e378. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(22)00092-7 

McAuley, S. A., Trawley, S., Vogrin, S., Ward, G. M., Fourlanos, S., Grills, C. A., Lee, M. H., Alipoor, A. M., O’Neal, D. N., O’Regan, N. A., Sundararajan, V., Colman, P. G., & MacIsaac, R. J. (2022). Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Versus Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy in Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes (ORACL): A Randomized, Crossover Trial. Diabetes Care, 45(2), 381–390. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-1667 

Trawley, S., Baptista, S., Pouwer, F., & Speight, J. (2019). Prospective memory slips are associated with forgetting to take glucose‐lowering therapies among adults with diabetes: Results from the second Diabetes MILES – Australia ( MILES ‐2) survey. Diabetic Medicine, 36(5), 569–577. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13873 

Trawley, S., Stephens, A. N., McAuley, S. A., Speight, J., Hendrieckx, C., Vogrin, S., Lee, M. H., Paldus, B., Bach, L. A., Burt, M. G., Cohen, N. D., Colman, P. G., Davis, E. A., Holmes-Walker, D. J., Jenkins, A. J., Kaye, J., Keech, A. C., Kumareswaran, K., MacIsaac, R. J., … for the Australian JDRF Closed-Loop Research Group. (2022). Driving with Type 1 Diabetes: Real-World Evidence to Support Starting Glucose Level and Frequency of Monitoring During Journeys. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, dia.2021.0460. https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2021.0460