Clinical Professor Allan Kermode is a Consultant Neurologist and Head of the Demyelinating Diseases Research at the Perron Institute
Professor Kermode is also Clinical Professor of Neurology at The University of Western Australia, and Head of the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Recently, Professor Kermode was appointed Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-sen University in China’s Guangdong Province.
Professor Kermode sees patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), manages a research team investigating causes of MS, and is Professor of Immunology at the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) based at Murdoch University, where he also conducts MS clinics.
Professor Kermode graduated from the University of Western Australia, was awarded their Medicinae Studii Princeps – the Australian Medical Association Gold Medal, and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians (London). Professor Kermode has worked in the University of Oxford Department of Neurology and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square, London), the Heidelberg Kopfklinic, and in the National Institutes of Health (USA).
Professor Kermode has served as Honorary Secretary, Council Member and Coordinator of Advanced Training for the Australian Association of Neurologists (now the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists), is an Inaugural Member of the Central Scientific Committee and Executive Committee for the Pan Asian Committee for the Investigation Research and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, and is Chairman of the International Outreach Advisory Committee of the International Skills and Training Institute of Health.
Professor Kermode has received numerous postgraduate awards and was an NHMRC CJ Martin Scholar. His broad training incorporates not only clinical neurology, clinical immunology, electrophysiology and neuroradiology, but also several years of virology, cellular immunology and molecular biology bench work.