Gareth-ParryDr Parry is a graduate of the Otago University Medical School but has spent most of his career in the United States. He is Emeritus Professor and former Head of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, Research Professor at the Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology and Consultant Neurologist at the Wellington Hospital in NZ. He has a career-long interest in neuromuscular diseases, particularly paralytic illnesses, and he currently working with neurologists in southern India to establish research networks for paralytic diseases. In 2009 he was awarded the NZ Order of Merit for services to neurology.