Dr Matthew Kiernan

Dr Matthew Kiernan

1999 Menzies Scholar in Medicine

1990 : MB, BS (Hons), University of Sydney
1997 : PhD, University of New South Wales
1997 : FRACP

Other awards and achievements
2003 Australian Physicians Independent Committee Neuroscience Award.
2002 Leonard Cox Award for Neuroscience Research, Australian Association of Neurologists.
2002 Clinical Investigatorship, Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation.
2002 Clinical Research Award, Ramaciotti Foundation.
1999-2002 CJ Martin/RG Menzies Travelling Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (top applicant in Australia).
1998 JJ Billings Overseas Travelling Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
1998 Australian Association of Neurologists Overseas Training Position, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.
1996 The Young Investigator Award, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Association of Neurologists.
1995 Royal Australasian College of Physicians NSW State Committee Advanced Trainees Award for Best Research.
1995 National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
1994 Faculty of Medicine Scholarship, University of New South Wales.
1994 Whitmont Fellowship, Australian Brain Foundation.


Visiting Lectureship:
1997 Travelling Fellowship of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, Florence, Italy.

Current position/s
Senior Lecturer in Neurology, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales.
Senior Scientist, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.
Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals.
Consultant, Sleep Disorders Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital.

Career history/highlights
1999-2001 CJ Martin/RG Menzies (NH & MRC) Postdoctoral Travelling Fellow, Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, and Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
1998-1999 Specialist Registrar in Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
1998 Staff Specialist Neurologist, The Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals.

Over 50 peer-reviewed articles, invited editorials, reviews and 8 book chapters.

Professional/Other affiliations
Honorary Secretary-elect 2004, Australian Association of Neurologists.
Life member of the Medical Society and the Medical Graduates Association, University of Sydney.
Board Member of the Australian Brain Foundation (NSW).

Areas of Professional Interest
Research into the pathophysiology of neurological disease; specific clinical interest in neurodegenerative processes (motor neurone disease and the development of the Australian Motor Neurone Disease Registry), hereditary nerve and muscle disease and spinal cord injury.

April 2004