Associate Professor Philip Robinson

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Philip trained in medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He then completed specialty training in general and acute care medicine and rheumatology in Wellington and Dunedin, New Zealand. He then completed a PhD in genetics at the University of Queensland Diamantina Insititute and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Queensland Brain Insititue at the University of Queensland.

He currently works clinically at the St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Herston.

Philip's research interests are in axial spondyloarthritis which encompasses both ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and the inflammatory crystal arthritis gout and the disease associations of serum urate including cardiometabolic disease and neurodegenerative disease. He also has interests in classification criteria in rheumatic diseases (especially in respect to axial SpA) and inflammatory eye disease.

Research Interests

  • Gout
    Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by urate crystals
  • Urate
    Urate is consumed in food and produced by metabolism. It is the cause of gout and is associated with important cardiometabolic diseases
  • Ankylosing spondylitis/Axial Spondyloarthritis
    Inflammatory arthritis of the spine and pelvis
  • Anterior uveitis
    Inflammation of the anterior part of the uveal tract
  • Classification criteria in rheumatic disease

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Otago

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Projects in gout and crystal arthritis

  • Projects in axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Brown, M., Bird, P., Robinson, P., Mease, P., Van Den Bosch, F., Surian, C., Wiid, Z., Johnson, H., Szumski, A. and Marshall, L. (2015). Baseline Mri/crp as Predictors of Response to Etanercept in the Management of Patients with Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. In: Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (39-39). 23-26 May 2015.

  • Horsburgh, S., Highton, J., Stevanovic, V and Robinson, P. (2015). Co-morbidities and mortality in admitted scleroderma patients using a hospital-based population in New Zealand, 1999-2012. In: Australian Rheumatology Associationin conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia, (35-35). 23–26 May 2015. doi:10.1111/imj.12752

  • Bradbury, Linda A., Hollis, Kelly A., Gautier, Benoit, Shankaranarayana, Sateesh, Robinson, Philip, Saad, Nivene, Le Cao, Kim-Anh and Brown, Matthew A. (2015). Diffusion Weighted Imaging Is a Sensitive and Specific MRI Protocol for the Diagnosis and Assessment of Disease Severity in Ankylosing Spondylitis. In: Arthritis & Rheumatology. unknown, unknown, (). unknown.

  • Robinson, P., Leo, P., Pointon, J., Harris, J., Cremin, K., Bradbury, L., Stebbings, S., Harrison, A., Duncan, E., Wordsworth, P. and Brown, M. (2015). Exomewide association study of ankylosing spondylitis identifies additional coding region genetic associations with as and strengthens evidence of shared genetic background with inflammatory bowel disease. In: Australian Rheumatology Associationin conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (1-1). 23–26 May 2015. doi:10.1111/imj.12752

  • Robinson, P., Taylor, W. and Dalbeth, N. (2015). Gout prevalence and quality of care in an Australian general practice population. In: Australian Rheumatology Associationin conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia, (13-13). 23–26 May 2015. doi:10.1111/imj.12752

  • Robinson, Philip, Wang, Yang, Lau, Eugene, Keith, Patricia, Kenna, Tony and Brown, Matthew A. (2013). ERAP2 Functional Knockout In Humans Does Not Alter ER Stress Or Evidence Of HLA-B27 Misfolding In Ankylosing Spondylitis.. In: Special Issue: 2013 Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement. 77th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology / 48th Annual Meeting of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, San Diego Ca, (S1067-S1067). 25-30 October 2013. doi:10.1002/art.38216

  • Robinson, Philip, Claushuis, Dorith, Leo, Paul, Mukhopadhyay, Pamela, Wordsworth, P., Weisman, Michael H., Maksymowych, Walter P., Rahman, Proton, Inman, Robert, Hewitt, Alex, Martin, Tammy M., Rosenbaum, James T., Wakefield, Dennis, Reveille, John D. and Brown, Matthew A. (2013). Genetic Associations In Anterior Uveitis Implicate T-Cell Co-Stimulation and Other Immune Pathways. In: Abstract Supplement 2013 Annual Meeting. 77th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology / 48th Annual Meeting of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, San Diego CA, United States, (S722-S723). 25-30 October 2013 Proceedings title Abstract Supplement 2013 Annual Meeting. doi:10.1002/art.38216

  • Bradbury, L., Hollis, K., Chay, J., Robinson, P. and Brown, M. (2013). Ustekinumab in Ankylosing Spondylitis and Ulcerative Colitis. In: Special Issue: Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association 54th Annual Scientific Meeting. 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, Perth, WA Australia, (34-35). 18 -22 May 2013. doi:10.1111/imj.12142

  • Robinson, Philip, Cortes, Adrian, Leo, Paul, Evans, David and Brown, Matthew A. (2012). Ankylosing spondylitis is associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms in loci implicating four aminopeptidases. In: Abstracts of the American College of Rheumatology & Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, Annual Scientific Meeting. Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-College-of-Rheumatology (ACR) and Association-of-Rheumatology-Health-Professionals (ARHP), Washington, DC, United States, (S688-S689). 9-14 November 2012. doi:10.1002/art.37735

  • Robinson, P. C., Cortes, A., Leo, P., Evans, D. M. and Brown, M. A. (2012). Ankylosing spondylitis is associated with snps in loci implicating four aminopeptidases. In: Eighth International Congress on Spondyloarthritis, Meeting abstracts. 8th International Congress on Spondyloarthritis, Granada, Spain, (602-603). 9-13 May 2012.

  • Cortes, Adrian, Robinson, Philip and Brown, Matthew A. (2012). Dense genotyping of candidate genes identifies 16 new susceptibility loci in ankylosing spondylitis. In: Abstracts of the American College of Rheumatology & Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, Annual Scientific Meeting. Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-College-of-Rheumatology (ACR) and Association-of-Rheumatology-Health-Professionals (ARHP), Washington, DC, United States, (S1053-S1054). 9-14 November 2012. doi:10.1002/art.37735

  • Cortes, A., Robinson, P. C., Hadler, J., Leo, P., Evans, D. M. and Brown, M. A. (2012). Dense genotyping of candidate genes identifies 16 new susceptibility loci in ankylosing spondylitis. In: Eighth International Congress on Spondyloarthropathies, Gent, Belgium, (602-602). 4-6 October 2012.

  • Saad, N., Bradbury, L., McFarlane, J., Hollis, K., Brown, M. and Robinson, P. (2012). Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of sacroiliitis. In: Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting Conference, Canberra, ACT Australia, (18-18). 12-15 May 2012.

  • Kenna, T. J., Lau, M. C., Costello, M. E., Robinson, P. and Brown, M. A. (2012). Disease-associated erapi variants do not alter endoplasmic reticulum stress in ankylosing spondylitis. In: Eighth International Congress on Spondyloarthritis, Meeting abstracts. 8th International Congress on Spondyloarthritis, Granada, Spain, (633-633). 9-13 May 2012.

  • Robinson, Philip (2012). Recent advances in biological therapies in rheumatic diseases. In: Abstracts for the RACP Future Directions in Health Congress 2012. RACP Future Directions in Health Congress 2012, Brisbane, Australia, (11-11). 6-9 May 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02779.x

  • Bradbury, L., McFarlane, J., Robinson, P. and Brown, M. (2012). Tnfi failures: experience in a specialist ankylosing spondylitis clinic. In: Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting Conference, Canberra, ACT Australia, (37-37). 12-15 May 2012.

Other Outputs

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Projects in gout and crystal arthritis

  • Projects in axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis