A/Prof Paul Spira is a highly respected senior Neurologist. He has trained generations of Australian Neurologists and also holds multiple awards for excellence in teaching medical students at the University of New South Wales. He is a frequently invited speaker at Australian and International conferences and is often asked to appear as an expert witness in medico-legal cases. Since qualifying as a neurologist 45 years ago he has had an appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Prince of Wales Hospital, run a busy private practice and participated in teaching and research. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his work and his patients and juniors know him for this as well as for his down to earth and empathetic bedside manner.