Professor Matthew Kiernan is President of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists. He is the Bushell Chair of Neurology, responsible for the Discipline of Neurology at the University of Sydney, Professor of Neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (BMJ Journals, United Kingdom).
Professor Kiernan is Director, Discovery & Translation at the Brain & Mind Centre, University of Sydney. At a clinical level, he runs the Multidisciplinary Motor Neurone Disease Clinic at the Brain and Mind Centre and is a member of the Steering Committee that developed and launched the Australian Motor Neurone Disease Registry.
Professor Kiernan is Chair of the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia, having been a Board Member since 2005 and Member of its Research Committee. He is a member of the World Health Organization Committee that is currently drafting the International Classification of Disease (ICD-11) for Neurological Disorders and serves as President of the Australian Brain Foundation allocating funds to research and medical education for the treatment and prevention of neurological disorders.