Professor Matthew Kiernan is the Bushell Chair of Neurology at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute and a Professor of Neurology and staff specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Prof. Kiernan and his research team have established methods to investigate and diagnose neurological disease, the latter particularly in relation to motor neurone disease (MND). He leads the ForeFront Motor Neurone Disease Research Clinic at the University of Sydney. Prof. Kiernan is also the Chairman of the Motor Neurone Disease Australia Research Committee, the Vice President of the Australian Brain Foundation and the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.