Conjoint Professor

Professor Roy Beran

1973      M.B.B.S., University of New South Wales

1978      F.R.A.C.G.P., Royal Australian College of GPs

1981      F.R.A.C.P., Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

1982     Graduate Diploma in Further Education,    Adelaide College of Advanced Education

1982     Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, University of New England

1984      M.D., University of New South Wales

1990      F.A.F.P.H.M., Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, (RACP)

1992      B.Leg.S., Macquarie University

1997      F.A.C.L.M., Australasian College of Legal Medicine

1999      F.R.C.P., Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

1999      F.A.C.B.S., Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists

2000      M.H.L., University of Sydney

2001     Sleep Physician, Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and RACP

2013      F.A.C.L.M., Councillor

2006      Trained Assessor of Permanent Impairment Workcover and Motor Accident Authority, New South Wales

2007      F.F.F.L.M. (Hon), Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (RCP), London

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Roy G. Beran is trained as a consultant neurologist and accredited sleep physician, in addition to working within legal medicine, military medicine and aviation medicine.  His qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FAAN, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). His Orcid ID is 0000-0002-5884-0606. He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist in Neurology, Public Health and Sleep Medicine and was a Designated Medical Examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, a medical assessor for Dispute Resolution for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and an assessor for the Workers Compensation Commission of New South Wales (NSW). He is a Conjoint Professor of Medicine at the University of NSW; Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland; and Professor, Chair, Medical Law, Sechenov Moscow 1st State University, Moscow, Russia.  Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he refused to re-sign the agreement with Sechenov University. He was the inaugural Visiting Professor at the International Research Institute of Health Law Sciences at the Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. In 2022, he was appointed as a Conjoint Professor in the School of Medicine at the Western Sydney University, in addition to the above appointments. .

He is: a founding Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (ACLM); a Past President thereof, having stepped down in 2011, remains on Council and was awarded its second Honorary Life Fellowship. In 2019, he was appointed as ‘Co-Head of Faculty’ to co-ordinate the ACLM training courses throughout Australia.   He is the Australian Governor, was the Secretary General and remains a Vice President of the World Association for Medical Law (WAML), serving on the Organising Committee of numerous World Congresses on Medical Law (WCML), presided over the WCML, in Sydney, in 2004, and will host the WCML, for the WAML, on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in 2022, serving as its Programme Chair. He was the first Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London). He is currently negotiating with Bond University to create a Master of Legal Medicine, in conjunction with the ACLM.

 In Neurology, he is: a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians; a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurologists; and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists.  He is a Member of the Australasian Sleep Association, serving on various committees thereof. He pioneered the conduct of clinical trials and undertaking research within private practice, having been principal author in publications which included leading academic/tertiary referral institutions. He has published: more than 370 papers, book chapters and letters to the editor; presented in excess of 400 papers at national and international meetings; written or edited 17 books; serves on numerous editorial boards; and is the editor in chief of the international journal, Medicine and Law, the official journal of the WAML.

 In 2022, he was invited to be a founding member of the newly formed Australian Association for MRI Practitioners and, at its initial meeting, was elected to the Board and as Vice President/Vice Chairperson of the Foundation Board of Management.

He was an officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve (holding the rank of Commander) and was awarded membership of the general division of the Order of Australia, in 2015.  


  • Journal articles | 2016
    Shanmugalingam R; Reza Pour N; Chuah SC; Vo TM; Beran R; Hennessy A; Makris A, 2016, 'Vertebral artery dissection in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: A case series and literature review', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 16,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Malkan A; Cappelen-Smith C; Beran R; Griffith N; Toong C; Wang MX; Cordato D, 2015, 'Anti-synthetase syndrome associated with anti PL-12 and anti-Signal recognition particle antibodies and a necrotizing auto-immune myositis', Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 22, pp. 396 - 398,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Radue E-W; O'Connor P; Polman CH; Hohlfeld R; Calabresi P; Selmaj K; Mueller-Lenke N; Agoropoulou C; Holdbrook F; de Vera A; Zhang-Auberson L; Francis G; Burtin P; Kappos L, 2012, 'Impact of Fingolimod Therapy on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Outcomes in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis', ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, vol. 69, pp. 1259 - 1269,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Khatri B; Barkhof F; Comi G; Hartung H-P; Kappos L; Montalban X; Pelletier J; Stites T; Wu S; Holdbrook F; Zhang-Auberson L; Francis G; Cohen JA; Cohen J; Barkhof F; Comi G; Hartung HP; Khatri B; Montalban X; Pelletier J; Easton D; Calandra T; DiMarco J; Hudson L; Kesselring J; Laupacis A; Temkin N; Weinshenker B; Zarbin M; Barkhof F; Poppe P; Luetic G; Cristiano E; Caceres F; Garcea O; Correale J; Ballario C; Piedrabuena R; Pollard J; Beran R; Hodgkinson S; Schwartz R; Heard R; King J; Butzkueven H; Maida EM; Vass K; Franta-Elmer C; Berger T; Aichner F; Ladurner G; Bissay V; Sindic C; D'Hooghe M; Mulleners E; Damasceno B; Barreira A; Naylor R; Alvarenga R; Bacellar A; Haussen S; Duquette P; Antel J; Lamontagne A; Grand'maison F; Freedman M; Christie S; O'Connor P; Vorobeychik G; Devonshire V; Ramadan M; Hamdy S; Reda E; Hashem S; Fouad M; Lebrun-Frenay C; Pelletier J; Clanet M; Brochet B; Debouverie M; Heinzlef O; Ziemssen T; Koehler W; Tiel-Wilck K; Bachus R; Altmann N; Faiss J; Baum K; Dressel A; Luckner K; Ebke M; Stangel M; Hartung HP; Diener HC; Bethke F; Limmroth V; Maschke M; Thoemke F; Reifschneider G; Diehm R; Wildemann B; Melms A; Rauer S; Karlbauer G; Berthele A; Lang M; Tumani H; Krauseneck P; Klein M; Papadimitriou A; Karageorgiou K; Liakopoulos D; Tascos N; Plaitakis A; Papathanasopoulos P; Panczel G; Jakab G; Csiba L; Komoly S; Csanyi A; Bartos L; Centonze D; Pozzilli C; Marrosu MG; Bertolotto A; Mancardi G; Scarpini E; Comi G; Protti A; Ghezzi A; Capra R; Bergamaschi R; Gallo P; Stecchi S; Montanari E; Tola MR; Amato MP; Silvestrini M; Lugaresi A; Trojano M; Morra VB; Ruggieri S; Patti F; Kim SM; Lee KH; Park SP; Ginestal R; Salgado AV; Fontoura P; Cunha L; Sousa L; Sa MJ; Pedrosa R; Montalban X; Arbizu T; Arroyo R; Merino JA; Fernandez O; Izquierdo G; Casanova B; Antiguedad A; Goebels N; Kappos L; Young C; Lee M; Chaudhuri A; Nicholas R; Martinez AC; Preiningerova J; Greco D; Gross J; Newman S; Mitchell G; Pawar G; Freedman SM; Kaufman M; Absher J; Kantor D; Ayala R; Honeycutt W; Shafer S; Steingo B; Delgado S; Cascione M; Brock C; Keegan A; LaGanke C; Hunter S; Wilson E; Cohen J; Mazhari A; Bauer W; Khatri B; Singer B; Lynch S; Rowe V; Hutton G; Gazda S; Dihenia B; Campagnolo D; Chippendale T; Ash P; Jung L; Olek M, 2011, 'Comparison of fingolimod with interferon beta-1a in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a randomised extension of the TRANSFORMS study', LANCET NEUROLOGY, vol. 10, pp. 520 - 529,
  • Conference Papers | 2012
    Cordato DJ; Patel V; Beran RG, 2012, 'Rectal carbamazepine as effective treatment for escalating seizures and status epilepticus', in Epilepsia, Blackwell Publishing Inc, Malden, MA, USA, pp. 53 47-47; 5 SI SEP 2012, presented at European Congress on Epileptology, London,
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Patel VI; Cordato DJ; Dias M; Beran RG, 2012, 'Changed constitution without change in brand name - the risk of generics in epilepsy', in EPILEPSIA, WILEY-BLACKWELL, London, ENGLAND, pp. 8 - 8, presented at 10th European Congress on Epileptology, London, ENGLAND, 30 September 2012 - 04 October 2012,


University of New South Wales Public Health Prize


Francis Hardy Faulding Memorial Research Fellowship: RACGP


Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship


The Sydney Morning Herald and NSW Government Inaugural Employers Award for Training Excellence


Appointed Visiting Professor International Research Institute of Health Law Sciences Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China


Academic and Clinical Excellence Award (Best First Author Publication), School of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland


Member of Order of Australia (AM) – General Division


Honorary Life Fellow of Australasian College of Legal Medicine


Professor, Chair of Medical Law, Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia


           Founding member and Vice President/Vice Chairman Association for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practitioners

My research interests include: Concussion; Epilepsy; Legal Medicine; Stroke; Sleep; Neuroepidemiology; and Medical Education.