Professor John Pollard MB BS BSc(Med) PhD FRACP FRCP(Lond)

JDP2Professor Pollard is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University of Sydney, a Director of the Brain & Mind Research Institute and co-director of the Nerve Research Foundation. Pollard’s research has focussed on, but not confined to, the pathogenesis of acute and chronic inflammatory neuropathies, and he has authored over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book Chapters.  Professor Pollard practices as a general Neurologist but has particular expertise in Neuromuscular disorders and Neuroimmunology – Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Myasthenia and Myopathy.  For further information, see Professor Pollard’s Wikipedia entry.




Associate Professor Michael Barnett MBBS FRACP PhD

MHBAssociate Professor Michael Barnett is a consultant neurologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, a senior academic at the University of Sydney, and Director of the MS Society clinic and MS Clinical Trials Unit at the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI). He trained in neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and received further subspecialty training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. He subsequently completed a PhD in MS pathophysiology at the University of Sydney. Dr Barnett has particular research interests in the neuropathology, pathogenesis, proteomics and neuroimaging of MS.  He is Director of the MSRA Brain Bank, is a member of the Australian MS Clinical Trials Network Scientific Committee, and is a council member to the Nerve Research Foundation, University of Sydney. A/Professor Barnett practices as a general neurologist and has particular interests in Central Neuroimmunology with a focus on Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-ophthalmology and Neurophysiology.  Google Scholar Citations.


Associate Professor  Stephen Reddel MBBS FRACP PhD


Associate Professor Stephen Reddel is a staff specialist neurologist at Concord Repatriation & General Hospital Sydney, and consultant neurologist at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney. He trained in neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and has a PhD in the immunology of the Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome. He heads the neuroimmunology clinic at Concord Hospital, which specialises in the safe treatment of neurological conditions requiring immunotherapy, including multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and a host of rarer diseases. He has a longstanding interest in clinical safety and is a co-author of , a publically available tool for the safe application of immunosuppression.  He has clinical and research interests in Myasthenia Gravis, Neuroimmunology and MS, and Neurogenetics including the Muscular Dystrophies and Inherited Neuropathies.


Professor Simon Hawke MBBS (Syd) PhD (Oxon) FRACP

shawkeProfessor Simon Hawke is a Consulting Neurologist at the BMRI and in central western NSW.  He sees patients with all types of neurological disease, but has special expertise in Virus Infections of the CNS, MS, and the Protein Misfolding Neurodegenerative Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. His research group is developing new technologies for transferring therapeutic genes into the CNS aimed at treating neurodegenerative disease, and studying how a disordered blood-brain barrier causes diseases such as MS.  Professor Hawke was previously a Consultant Neurologist at Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust in London and Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London UK.




Dr Jane Prosser MBBS FRACP

Dr Jane Prosser, MB BS (Hons) FRACP PhD, is a Staff Specialist in Neurology and Stroke at St George Hospital. She completed her neurology training at Royal Prince Alfred and Royal North Shore Hospitals and was awarded the ANZAN Fellowship in Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, UK. She completed a Stroke Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne/Royal Melbourne Hospital where her PhD thesis examined the relationship between stroke and heart disease using MRI under the supervision of Professor Stephen Davis. Dr Prosser practices as a general neurologist, but has particular interests in Stroke and Vascular Neurology, Headache/Migraine, and Cognitive disorders.



Dr Todd Hardy MBBS FRACP

Dr Todd Hardy, BSc (Hons 1), PhD, MBBS, FRACP is a Staff Specialist Neurologist at Concord RepatriationTodd_Hardy General Hospital, where he is appointed to the Neuroimmunology Clinic, and Consultant Neurologist in the MS Society Clinic at BMRI. He was previously Fellow in Neurology and Locum Consultant Neurologist in the department of Neuroinflammation at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK. His main interests are Multiple Sclerosis and other Immune-mediated Central Nervous System Disorders.




Dr Carrie Hurelbrink MB BChir BA (Hons) FRACP PhD

Dr Carrie Hurelbrink is a Consultant Neurologist and  a Staff Specialist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.  She was previously a Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square in London, UK, and has completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge investigating neural transplantation as a treatment for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. Dr Hurelbrink is a general neurologist with a specialist interest in Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders. She has particular expertise in the administration of botulinum toxin injections for neurological disease.




Dr Heidi Beadnall MBBS FRACP

Dr Heidi Beadnall finalised her clinical neurology training by completing a fellowship in MuHeidi 027ltiple Sclerosis at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI), the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking a PhD, through the University of Sydney, in the area of Multiple Sclerosis neuroimaging and clinical correlations. Her main interests are Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, but she also practices as a general neurologist.





Dr Katherine Buzzard BSc PhD MBBS FRACP

Kathrine Bio pictureDr Katherine Buzzard, BSc (hons) PhD MBBS FRACP is currently completing a Neuroimmunology fellowship at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. She has previously been the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and was the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Overseas Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, UK. Dr Buzzard practices as a general Neurologist with particular interests in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuroimmunological conditions.