MS Clinic Neurologists

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

Professor Pollard is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University of Sydney, a Director of the Brain & Mind Centre 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

Associate 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 Centre (BMC). 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.



Dr Judith Spies MBBS FRACP PhD

Dr Judy Spies is a Staff Specialist in Neurology and Director of the Autonomics Laboratory at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She completed her training in Neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and subsequently completed Fellowships in autonomic disorders and peripheral nerve disease at The Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins hospital respectively. Her PhD studies focused on the synergy of T and B cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmune neuropathies and generated several key publications in this area. More recent work has centered on autonomic dysfunction, particularly in the context of small fibre neuropathies. Dr Spies is a consultant Neurologist in the Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinic held at Sydney Neurology.







Dr Jane Frith MBBS FRACP PhD

Dr Jane Frith  is a consulting neurologist in the MS Society Clinic held at Sydney Neurology.  She has a long standing interest in multiple sclerosis, completing her first piece of research in the treatment of multiple sclerosis as an undergraduate student at Sydney University.  She completed her medical degree and then her Ph.D. thesis on the Immunotherapy of Multiple Sclerosis.  As part of her thesis work she coordinated a large double blind placebo controlled study of  Interferon Alpha, transfer factor and placebo for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.  Subsequently she completed her physician’s training and then specialized in neurology and neurophysiology.  Dr Frith has continued her commitment to people with multiple sclerosis by furthering her research interests and developing a particular expertise in pregnancy and other women’s related issues.





Dr Todd Hardy MBBS FRACP

Dr Todd Hardy, BSc (Hons 1), PhD, MBBS, FRACP is a Staff Specialist Neurologist at Concord Repatriation
General Hospital, where he is appointed to the Neuroimmunology Clinic, and Consultant Neurologist in the MS Society Clinic at BMC. 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 Heidi Beadnall MBBS FRACP

Dr Heidi Beadnall finalised her clinical neurology training by completing a fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC), 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 Joshua Barton MBBS FRACP

Dr Joshua Barton completed his Neurology clinical training with a fellowship in MS at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating functional biomarkers of disease activity in patients with MS. Dr Barton is a general neurologist with special interest in MS and other neurologimmunological conditions.