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Career Advice: Prof. Kiernan AM – Neurologist (Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students, Teacher, Parent)

On Demand

Prof. Kiernan is responsible for neurology at USyd. He is a leading expert on diseases like Parkinson’s disease and stroke.


Your brain is the most complicated object in the known universe. And Professor Matthew Kiernan AM is one of world’s foremost experts on unlocking its secrets.

Professor Kiernan is the Bushell Chair of Neurology at the University of Sydney, making him responsible for the entire discipline of neurology at the University.

He is a leading expert on neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease and stroke, and is Editor in Chief for the British Medical Journal. For these contributions he was made a member of the Order of Australia by the Governor General in 2019.

He’s here to teach you how to get to where he is today.

If you’re interested about getting into undergraduate medicine, what it’s like being on the forefront of curing mankind’s trickiest neurodegenerative diseases, or curious about how to empathise with patients make sure to check out Professor Kiernan’s interview.


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Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 22-Jun-2028 11:30PM)

Delivery Platform

Private Link


1 Hour





Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand


Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Biology

Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Learning Intentions:

  • Understand what a neurologist does and if it is the right job for you

Success Criteria

  • Understand the importance of research to curing neurodegenerative diseases
  • Understand what factors are important in getting into undergraduate medicine
  • Learn what things to consider when picking a specialisation in medicine
  • Learn what it’s like to do a doctorate in neurology

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