PROF Trevor Kilpatrick

PROF Trevor Kilpatrick


  • Demyelinating Diseases (Multiple sclerosis)
  • Neural stem cell research
  • Regenerative medicine



  • Trevor Kilpatrick (MBBS PhD FRACP) is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute at The University of Melbourne; he is the leader of the MS Division at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; is Head of the MS Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is a clinical neurologist with particular expertise in multiple sclerosis. Professor Kilpatrick graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne in 1982 and then went on to specialise in neurology . He undertook graduate studies at The University of Melbourne and gained a Doctor of Philosophy in 1993. Appointments at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, USA), Institute of Neurology (London, UK) and The National Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK) followed. In 1995, he returned to Melbourne as the Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research and as the Head of the Melbourne Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Professor Kilpatrick has been the recipient of the Sunderland Award (1994), AMRAD Postdoctoral Award (1995), inaugural Leonard Cox Award (2000), Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Award for Medical Research (2004), the Australian Museum’s Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research (2008), the Stephen C. Reingold Research Award by the US MS National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2010) and most recently, (2013), Professor Kilpatrick was awarded the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal for outstanding leadership in medical research. Professor Kilpatrick has published widely with over 190 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Medicine. His work is highly cited (>7130 times, H-index 40). He has played a lead role in assembling teams of biologists, geneticists, clinical researchers, epidemiologists and bioinformatician   


Member of

  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists. Member 1990 -
  • Society for Neuroscience. Regular Member 2005 - 2007
  • American Academy of Neurology. Associate International 1997 - 2006


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1993
  • MB, University of Melbourne 1982
  • BS, University of Melbourne 1982

Awards and honors

  • Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal, 2013
  • Stephen C. Reingold Research Award (USA), 2010
  • NSW Office for Science and Medical Research Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research, 2008
  • Award for Medical Research, Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation, 2004
  • Leonard Bell Cox Award, Australian Association of Neurologists, 2000
  • AMRAD Post-Doctoral Award for excellence in biomedical research, AMRAD Corporation Ltd, 1996
  • Sunderland Award, Australian Neuroscience Society, 1994
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1990
  • Robert Gartley Healy Scholarship - Obstretrics, University of Melbourne, 1982
  • Robert Gartley Healy Scholarship - Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1982
  • Beany Scholarship - Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1982
  • TF Ryan Scholarship and Medal, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1982



Available for supervision

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