Professor Craig is a Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow. She is Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She is Academic Co-Director of the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre-Westmead.
Maria combines clinical work, as a diabetes specialist for young people, and her research program in childhood diabetes, with a major goal being to understand its causes and to prevent the disease. She is principal investigator for CoRD – a world first trial using autologous cord blood to prevent type 1 diabetes and the ENDIA study (Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity) – a pregnancy to early life study. Maria has authored more than 190 research papers, chapters and guidelines. She has a strong commitment to evidence based care of people with type 1 diabetes and is an editor for the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) clinical care guidelines (2018).