Roy Beran

MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon)

Roy Beran

Prof Beran’s qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). Before training in neurology, he spent time as a GP in the inner western suburbs of Sydney and successfully completed the FRACGP examinations. His doctorate was in neuro-epidemiology which was completed through the School of Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He practises as a consultant neurologist, as well as being accredited as a sleep physician with an interest in public health and clinical drug trialling. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland, and the President of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, the Australian Governor and Secretary General of the Board of Governors of the World Association for Medical Law, and past Board Member of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Health Law and Ethics. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London). Within the neurological domain, He is a Member of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists and a Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a member, and has been both an Executive Member and a Committee Member, of the Epilepsy Society of Australia and has served on the Commission for the International Bureau for Epilepsy, dealing with epilepsy and the law, and the Commissions for the International League Against Epilepsy dealing with the economic aspects of epilepsy and the burden of epilepsy. He has completed training as an assessor of permanent impairment re Workcover, NSW and the Motor Accident Authority of NSW. He currently hold the rank of Commander in the RAN Reserves. He has contributed approximately 250 papers, letters or book chapters within the scientific literature; having presented approximately 300 papers at national and international scientific meetings; and written or edited 14 books, mainly dealing with issues relating to epilepsy but also dealing with other neurological and legal matters. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of local and international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurologist, Conjoint Professor University of New South Wales, Professor, School Medicine Griffith University, QLD