Associate Professor Michael Buckland


Dr. Michael Buckland is a Senior Staff Specialist and Head of the Department of Neuropathology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and runs the Molecular Neuropathology research laboratory based at the Brain and Mind Centre. He is the Founding Director of the Australian Sports Brain Bank. He provides sub-specialist neuropathology diagnostic expertise to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the broader New South Wales clinical community as well as New South Wales Forensic Services. Dr. Buckland’s medical training was at the University of Sydney, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and RPA. His doctoral and postdoctoral research training was at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the University of New South Wales, and the Victor Chang the Cardiac Research Institute. He is active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He is also co-Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Brain Bank. His main research interests include the molecular and cellular biology of adult primary brain tumours, and with immunological and degenerative diseases of the human central nervous system.