Dr Philip Mosley obtained his medical degree from Oxford University, where he was also captain of the university boxing team. He moved to Australia to complete his specialist training in psychiatry, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry and completing an advanced certificate in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As part of his training Dr Mosley also undertook a 2-year neuropsychiatry fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) at the University of Queensland. In 2019 Dr Mosley completed a PhD in computational neuroscience at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Dr Mosley works as a member of the deep brain stimulation (DBS) team at the APCN and as a clinical research fellow at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He runs a private neuropsychiatry practice and also provides a consultation-liaison psychiatry service to the neurology, medical and surgical wards at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane.
Dr Mosley is the chief investigator in a study of the neuropsychiatric effects of DBS for Parkinson’s disease. He is also the chief investigator in a study of medicinal cannabis for Tourette’s syndrome, a lead investigator in a clinical trial of DBS for obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia nervosa, as well as a clinical fellow in a neuroimaging study of Alzheimer’s disease. He has won prizes from the RANZCP in Old Age Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and he has received research funding from the RBWH Foundation, the RANZCP Young Investigator Grant, Parkinson’s Queensland and Wesley Medical Research. Dr Mosley has been awarded an ‘Advance Queensland’ Early Career Fellowship for his Parkinson's disease research and won the postgraduate medal from the Australian Society for Medical Research for this work.