Philip joined the University of Buckingham in 1996. He teaches modules in Cognition, Perception, Creative Psychology & Expertise, and Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuropsychology. He is a Graduate member of the BPS and a member of SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research) and ESCOM (European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music).
Philip’s three main areas of research are expertise and problem solving, the psychology of music, and the perception of time. Current projects include an investigation into factors involved in expert cryptic crossword solving, insight and creativity, factors affecting the understanding of sung lyrics, mental rehearsal in musicians, memory for musical speed, and time-related personality characteristics and time estimation.
Outside research and teaching, Philip is an actor, singer and pianist.