Dr Zara Ioannides is a senior lecturer at The University of Queensland and consultant neurologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Ioannides has been a member of the multiple sclerosis (MS) research team since 2014 and group leader since 2020.

Dr Ioannides graduated from Imperial College, University of London in 2006 with first class honours in a Bachelor of Science degree and a distinction in a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. After completing physician training in Australia, Dr Ioannides qualified as a clinical neurologist in 2014 and attained a Master of Philosophy in neuroscience in 2018.

Dr Ioannides is a neurologist in the MS clinic at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital and a principal investigator in clinical research involving EBV-specific T cell therapy in MS. Her current research focuses on the roles of autoimmunity and EBV infection in the pathogenesis of MS and on novel treatments of MS.

Dr Ioannides is passionate about supporting people living with neurological diseases through research and clinical avenues.