Professor William M Carroll

Leading neurologist

WANomineeAustralian of the Year2021

Professor William Carroll is a leading national and global neurologist, former president of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists and current president of the World Federation of Neurology.

For more than 30 years, William has been influential in multiple sclerosis (MS) research and treatment. His work has helped to identify reparative cells in the human nervous system and to steer the International Progressive MS Alliance towards solving progressive MS, affecting more than one million people worldwide.

William was a founding director of the MS Research Australia Board, MS Research Australia and the founding chair of the Research Management Council for more than 10 years. He was instrumental in establishing MS Research Australia research governance structures, which have been adopted by many other not-for-profit organisations worldwide.

He advocates the advancement of brain health via the Global Neurology Alliance and the World Federation of Neurology.

In 2012 he was named Western Australian of the Year for Business and Professions.