Dr William Huynh

Dr William Huynh, Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lenity Foundation, The University of Sydney.

William is a clinical academic and translational researcher dividing his time between clinical neurology and neurophysiology and research as well as teaching.

Over the past 10 years, his research has been focussed on multiple areas along the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders but more specifically ALS/MND. Following the completion of his PhD in 2013 examining neuroplasticity after acute stroke, he has continued to establish a strong track record in research into neurodegeneration and has completed 2 post-doctoral fellowships.

William has an established track record in journal and textbook publications (>60 journals, >4 textbooks), research grants, considerable experience in clinical trials (>25), as well as in the supervision of a number of key personnel in a multidisciplinary collaborative research group.

Forefront Group:

  • BMC ForeFront Neurology Research Group

Affiliate Organisations

Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist, Prince of Wales Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Conjoint, UNSW Prince of Wales Clinical School


  • Novel Neurophysiological Biomarkers – central and peripheral
  • Clinical assessments

Neurodegeneration of interest:

ALS/MND, FTD, Parkinson’ Disease

Specific Skills:

  • Clinical Neurophysiologist – NCS/EMG
  • Clinician – Neurologist
  • Research based neurophysiologist – Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Peripheral nerve excitability studies


  • 2021: Prevalence and evolution of cognitive impairment in acute stroke. CIA
  • 2018-2020: A multimodal approach combining novel electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques to explore the pathophysiological mechanisms and disease spread in motor neuron disease. Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia/Postdoctoral Fellowship. CIA
  • 2017: Pathophysiology, site of disease onset and mechanisms of spread in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants. CIC
  • 2016: In vivo markers of ALS disease activity - linking structure to function. Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia/Grants in aid. CIB
  • 2015-2017: Motor Neuron Disease: A multidisciplinary approach to unravel the clinical phenotypes, and to improve diagnosis and management outcomes. DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme. CIA