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Edward Byrne

Professor Sir Edward Byrne ACFMedSci

Honorary Professorial Fellow


Professor Ed Byrne became President & Principal at King’s College London in August 2014 and completed his tenure in January 2021. He is now Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the College. Professor Byrne was admitted as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 and a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest honour, in 2014. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2019. He was awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in October 2020. He has wide interests in the arts and has published four books of poetry through Melbourne University Press and has recently co-authored with Charles Clarke, a former senior UK Cabinet Minister, a book “The University Challenge: Changing universities in a changing world”.