Clinical Professor William (Bill) Carroll

Consultant Neurologist, Multiple Sclerosis Clinician and Researcher

Clinical Professor William (Bill) Carroll conducts a large multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic and is an eminent MS researcher at the Perron Institute.

Professor Carroll is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Western Australia and a consultant neurologist at the Perron Institute. Professor Carroll is also a neurologist at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, where he was previously Head of Neurology and Neurophysiology.

In September 2017, Professor Carroll was announced President of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) at the 23rd World Congress of Neurology held in Japan, effective January 1st 2018. Professor Carroll is also Chair of the WFN Congress Committee since 2014 and Chair of the Global Neurology Network since 2013, having previously served as the First Vice President, Chair of the Fundraising Committee and as a Trustee.

Professor Carroll is presently a Multiple Sclerosis WA Board Director, Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia International Research Review Board, Asia Pacific editor of Multiple Sclerosis Journal, foundation Vice President of the Pan Asian Committee for the Treatment, Research and Investigation of Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIMS) and member of the International Progressive MS Alliance Scientific Steering Committee. He was a Councillor, then President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (formerly the Australian Association of Neurologists). He has served as the Neurology Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine/Internal Medicine Journal (RACP). , as the Vice President of the Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurologists (AOAN). 

Professor Carroll formalised his neurology training in Australia, and is an accredited supervisor of Advanced Training. A graduate of The University of Western Australia School of Medicine, Professor Carroll undertook training in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, where he was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Neurology). Professor Carroll gained further experience at a number of US institutions including the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania, before returning to Australia.

Professor Carroll’s principal research and major publication activity since the 1980s has been in Multiple Sclerosis and the biology of demyelination and remyelination in experimental optic neuropathy.

Professor Carroll was awarded the 2012 Western Australian of the Year (Business & Professions).

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