MSWA Board member honoured with Order of Australia

13 June 2019

MSWA Board Member Professor Bill Carroll was this week announced as a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to neurological medicine, and to people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as part of the 2019 Queen’s birthday honours.

Professor Carroll, who operates as a neurologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and a MS clinician and researcher at the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, pursued a career in neurology for a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

Since graduating from the School of Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Professor Carroll undertook training in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London and subsequently gained further experience at a number of US institutions. MS and experimental optic neuropathy have been Professor Carroll's principal research and publication focuses since the 1980s.

As a member of the International Progressive MS Alliance Scientific Steering Committee, it's his mission, outside of the World Federation of Neurology, to shift attention onto progressive MS and reduce its disabling effects.

MSWA CEO Marcus Stafford AM said Professor Carroll is a deserving recipient of the Queen’s award.

“The announcement reflects Professor Carroll’s dedication to MS and other neurological research, with the common goal of finding a cause and a cure,” Mr Stafford AM said.

“Professor Carroll’s work has, and will continue, to shape the future of neurological medicine.”

George Pampacos, MSWA President, said it was an honour to have Bill’s expertise and knowledge as a part of the MSWA Board.

“It’s fantastic to have an MSWA Professor made a Member of the Order of Australia and continue to foster quality in neurology worldwide,” said Mr Pampacos.

Currently, Professor Carroll is Chair of the MS Research Australia International Review Board, and a member of the International Progressive MS Alliance Scientific Steering Committee. In 2012, he was awarded the West Australian of the Year (Business and Professions) in recognition of his work in MS research.