Dr Philip Robinson

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

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.

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

Philip's primary research interest is in the inflammatory crystal arthritis gout and the disease associations of serum urate including cardiometabolic disease and neurodegenerative disease. He also has an interest in spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis), as well as classification criteria in rheumatic diseases 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

  • Robinson, Philip C., Kempe, Sarina, Tebbutt, Ian and Roberts, Lynden (2017) Epidemiology of inpatient gout in Australia and New Zealand: temporal trends, comorbidities and gout flare site. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 20 6: 779-784. doi:10.1111/1756-185X.12941

  • Thomas, G., Willner, D., Robinson, P., Cortes, A., Duan, R., Rudwaleit, M., Akkoc, N., Braun, J., Chou, C., Maksymowych, W., Ozgocmen, S., Roussou, E., Sieper, J., Valle-Onate, R., van der Heijde, D., Wei, J., Leo, P. and Brown, M. (2017) Genetic diagnostic profiling in axial spondyloarthritis: a real-world study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 35 2: 229-233.

  • Truong, Steven L., Saad, Nivene F., Robinson, Philip C., Cowderoy, Greg, Lim, Irwin, Schachna, Lionel, Stebbings, Simon, Stuckey, Stephen, Taylor, Andrew L., Whittle, Samuel L., Zochling, Jane, Bird, Paul and Brown, Matthew A. (2017) Consensus statements on the imaging of axial spondyloarthritis in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 61 1: 58-69. doi:10.1111/1754-9485.12573

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Robinson, Philip C., Kempe, Sarina, Tebbutt, Ian and Roberts, Lynden (2017) Epidemiology of inpatient gout in Australia and New Zealand: temporal trends, comorbidities and gout flare site. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 20 6: 779-784. doi:10.1111/1756-185X.12941

  • Thomas, G., Willner, D., Robinson, P., Cortes, A., Duan, R., Rudwaleit, M., Akkoc, N., Braun, J., Chou, C., Maksymowych, W., Ozgocmen, S., Roussou, E., Sieper, J., Valle-Onate, R., van der Heijde, D., Wei, J., Leo, P. and Brown, M. (2017) Genetic diagnostic profiling in axial spondyloarthritis: a real-world study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 35 2: 229-233.

  • Truong, Steven L., Saad, Nivene F., Robinson, Philip C., Cowderoy, Greg, Lim, Irwin, Schachna, Lionel, Stebbings, Simon, Stuckey, Stephen, Taylor, Andrew L., Whittle, Samuel L., Zochling, Jane, Bird, Paul and Brown, Matthew A. (2017) Consensus statements on the imaging of axial spondyloarthritis in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 61 1: 58-69. doi:10.1111/1754-9485.12573

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Stamp, Lisa K. (2016) Management of gout - reply. Australian Family Physician, 45 9: 618-619.

  • Robinson, Helen, Robinson, Philip, D'Emden, Michael and Mahomed, Kassam (2016) Management of thyroid disease in pregnancy – room for improvement in the first trimester. Obstetric Medicine, 9 3: 126-129. doi:10.1177/1753495X16629773

  • Robinson, Philip C., Choi, Hyon K., Do, Ron and Merriman, Tony R. (2016) Insight into rheumatological cause and effect through the use of Mendelian randomization. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, 12 8: 486-493. doi:10.1038/nrrheum.2016.102

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Stamp, Lisa K. (2016) The management of gout: much has changed. Australian Family Physician, 45 5: 299-302.

  • Robinson, P. C., Leo, P. J., Pointon, J. J., Harris, J., Cremin, K., Bradbury, L. A., Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Australasian Osteoporosis Genetics Consortium (AOGC), Stebbings, S., Harrison, A. A., Evans, D. M., Duncan, E. L., Wordsworth, B. P. and Brown, M. A. (2016) The genetic associations of acute anterior uveitis and their overlap with the genetics of ankylosing spondylitis. Genes and Immunity, 17 1: 46-51. doi:10.1038/gene.2015.49

  • van der Linden, Sjef, Akkoc, Nurullah, Brown, Matthew A., Robinson, Philip C. and Khan, Muhammad A. (2015) The ASAS criteria for axial spondyloarthritis: strengths, weaknesses, and proposals for a way forward. Current Rheumatology Reports, 17 9: 62.1-62.12. doi:10.1007/s11926-015-0535-y

  • Robinson, Philip C., Taylor, William J. and Dalbeth, Nicola (2015) An observational study of gout prevalence and quality of care in a national Australian general practice population. Journal of Rheumatology, 42 9: 1702-1707. doi:10.3899/jrheum.150310

  • van de Bunt, Martijn, Cortes, Adrian, Brown, Matthew A., Morris, Andrew P., McCarthy, Mark I., IGAS Consortium, Hadler, Johanna, Robinson, Philip C., Leo, Paul, Cremin, Katie, Pryce, Karena, Harris, Jessica, Bradbury, Linda A., Kenna, Tony J. and Yang, Jian (2015) Evaluating the performance of fine-mapping strategies at common variant GWAS Loci. PL o S Genetics, 11 9: 1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005535

  • Robinson, Philip C., Costello, Mary-Ellen, Leo, Paul, Bradbury, Linda A., Hollis, Kelly, Cortes, Adrian, Lee, Seunghun, Joo, Kyung Bin, Shim, Seung-Cheol, Weisman, Michael, Ward, Michael, Zhou, Xiaodong, Garchon, Henri-Jean, Chiocchia, Gilles, Nossent, Johannes, Lie, Benedicte A., Forre, Oystein, Tuomilehto, Jaakko, Laiho, Kari, Jiang, Lei, Liu, Yu, Wu, Xin, Elewaut, Dirk, Burgos-Vargas, Ruben, Gensler, Lianne S., Stebbings, Simon, Haroon, Nigil, Mulero, Juan, Luis Fernandez-Sueiro, Jose, Gonzalez-Gay, Miguel A., Lopez-Larrea, Carlos, Bowness, Paul, Gafney, Karl, Gaston, John S. Hill, Gladman, Dafna D., Rahman, Proton, Maksymowych, Walter P., Xu, Huji, van der Horst-Bruinsma, Irene E., Chou, Chung-Tei, Valle-Onate, Raphael, Consuelo Romero-Sanchez, Maria, Hansen, Inger Myrnes, Pimentel-Santos, Fernando M., Inman, Robert D., Martin, Javier, Breban, Maxime, Evans, David, Reveille, John D., Kim, Tae-Hwan, Wordsworth, B. Paul and Brown, Matthew A. (2015) ERAP2 is associated with ankylosing spondylitis in HLA-B27-positive and HLA-B27-negative patients. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74 8: 1627-1629. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-207416

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Merriman, Tony R. (2015) Correspondence: Does midlife obesity really lower dementia risk?. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 3 7: 501-501. doi:10.1016/s2213-8587(15)00218-1

  • Robinson, Philip C., Lau, Eugene, Keith, Patricia, Lau, Max C., Thomas, Gethin P., Bradbury, Linda A., Brown, Matthew A. and Kenna, Tony J. (2015) ERAP2 functional knockout in humans does not alter surface heavy chains or HLA-B27, inflammatory cytokines or endoplasmic reticulum stress markers. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74 11: 2092-2095. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-207467

  • Kenna, Tony J., Robinson, Philip C. and Haroon, Nigil (2015) Endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidases in the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis. Rheumatology (United Kingdom), 54 9: 1549-1556. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kev218

  • Cortes, Adrian, Pulit, Sara L., Leo, Paul J., Pointon, Jenny J., Robinson, Philip C., Weisman, Michael H., Ward, Michael, Gensler, Lianne S., Zhou, Xiaodong, Garchon, Henri-J., Chiocchia, Gilles, Nossent, Johannes, Lie, Benedicte A., Forre, Oystein, Tuomilehto, Jaakko, Laiho, Kari, Bradbury, Linda A., Elewaut, Dirk, Burgos-Vargas, Ruben, Stebbings, Simon, Appleton, Louise, Farrah, Claire, Lau, Jonathan, Haroon, Nigil, Mulero, Juan, Blanco, Francisco J., Gonzalez-Gay, Miguel A., Lopez-Larrea, C., Bowness, Paul, Gaffney, Karl, Gaston, Hill, Gladman, Dafna D., Rahman, Proton, Maksymowych, Walter P., Crusius, J. Bart A., van der Horst-Bruinsma, Irene E., Valle-Onate, Rapahel, Romero-Sanchez, Consuelo, Hansen, Inger M., Pimentel-Santos, Fernando M., Inman, Robert D., Martin, Javier, Breban, Maxime, Wordsworth, Bryan Paul, Reveille, John D., Evans, David M., de Bakker, Paul I. W. and Brown, Matthew A. (2015) Major histocompatibility complex associations of ankylosing spondylitis are complex and involve further epistasis with ERAP1. Nature Communications, 6 7146: 1-8. doi:10.1038/ncomms8146

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Brown, Matthew A. (2015) ERAP1 biology and assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 15: E1816-E1816. doi:10.1073/pnas.1501475112

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Dalbeth, Nicola (2015) Advances in pharmacotherapy for the treatment of gout. Expert Opinion On Pharmacotherapy, 16 4: 533-546. doi:10.1517/14656566.2015.997213

  • Costello, Mary-Ellen, Ciccia, Francesco, Willner, Dana, Warrington, Nicole, Robinson, Philip C., Gardiner, Brooke, Marshall, Mhairi, Kenna, Tony J., Triolo. Giovanni and Brown, Matthew A. (2015) Brief report: intestinal dysbiosis in ankylosing spondylitis. Arthritis and Rheumatology, 67 3: 686-691. doi:10.1002/art.38967

  • Robinson, P. C. and Benham, H. (2015) Advances in classification, basic mechanisms and clinical science in ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis. Internal Medicine Journal, 45 2: 127-133. doi:10.1111/imj.12544

  • Robinson, Philip C., Claushuis, Theodora A. M., Cortes, Adrian, Martin, Tammy M., Evans, David M., Leo, Paul, Mukhopadhyay, Pamela, Bradbury, Linda A., Cremin, Katie, Harris, Jessica, Maksymowych, Walter P., Inman, Robert D., Rahman, Proton, Haroon, Nigil, Gensler, Lianne, Powell, Joseph E., Van Der Horst-Bruinsma, Irene E., Hewitt, Alex W., Craig, Jamie E., Lim, Lyndell L., Wakefield, Denis, McCluskey, Peter, Voigt, Valentina, Fleming, Peter, Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada, Australio-Anglo-American Spondylitis Consortium, International Genetics of Ankylosing Spondylitis Consortium, Wellcome Trust Case Control Study 2, Degli-Esposti, Mariapia, Pointon, Jennifer J., Weisman, Michael H., Wordsworth, B. Paul, Reveille, John D., Rosenbaum, James T. and Brown, Matthew A. (2015) Genetic dissection of acute anterior uveitis reveals similarities and differences in associations observed with ankylosing spondylitis. Arthritis and Rheumatology, 67 1: 140-151. doi:10.1002/art.38873

  • Benham, Helen, Robinson, Philip C., Baillet, Athan C., Rehaume, Linda M. and Thomas, Ranjeny (2015) Role of genetics in infection-associated arthritis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 29 2: 213-225. doi:10.1016/j.berh.2015.02.002

  • Costello, Mary-Ellen, Robinson, Philip C., Benham, Helen and Brown, Matthew A. (2015) The intestinal microbiome in human disease and how it relates to arthritis and spondyloarthritis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 29 2: 202-212. doi:10.1016/j.berh.2015.08.001

  • Robinson, Helen L., Robinson, Philip C. and Whitby, Michael (2014) Poor compliance with community-acquired pneumonia antibiotic guidelines in a large Australian private hospital emergency department. Microbial Drug Resistance, 20 6: 561-567. doi:10.1089/mdr.2014.0064

  • Kenna, T. J., Lau, M. C., Keith, P., Ciccia, F., Costello, M. -E., Bradbury, L., Low, P. -L., Agrawal, N., Triolo, G., Alessandro, R., Robinson, P. C., Thomas, G. P. and Brown, M. A. (2014) Disease-associated polymorphisms in ERAP1 do not alter endoplasmic reticulum stress in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Genes and Immunity, 16 1: 35-42. doi:10.1038/gene.2014.62

  • Robinson, Philip C., Bird, Paul, Lim, Irwin, Saad, Nivene, Schachna, Lionel, Taylor, Andrew L., Whittle, Samuel L. and Brown, Matthew A. (2014) Consensus statement on the investigation and management of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 17 5: 548-556. doi:10.1111/1756-185X.12358

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Brown, Matthew A. (2014) The window of opportunity: A relevant concept for axial spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 16 3: . doi:10.1186/ar4561

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Brown, Matthew A. (2014) Genetics of ankylosing spondylitis. Molecular Immunology, 57 1: 2-11. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2013.06.013

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Horsburgh, Simon (2014) Gout: Joints and beyond, epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and co-morbidities. Maturitas, 78 4: 245-251. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.05.001

  • Cortes, Adrian, Hadler, Johanna, Pointon, Jenny P., Robinson, Philip C., Karaderi, Tugce, Leo, Paul, Cremin, Katie, Pryce, Karena, Harris, Jessica, Lee, Seunghun, Joo, Kyung Bin, Shim, Seung-Cheol, Weisman, Michael, Ward, Michael, Zhou, Xiaodong, Garchon, Henri-Jean, Chiocchia, Gilles, Nossent, Johannes, Lie, Benedicte A., Førre, Øystein, Tuomilehto, Jaakko, Laiho, Kari, Jiang, Lei, Liu, Yu, Wu, Xin, Bradbury, Linda A., Elewaut, Dirk, Burgos-Vargas, Ruben, Stebbings, Simon, Appleton, Louise, Farrah, Claire, Lau, Jonathan, Kenna, Tony J., Haroon, Nigil, Ferreira, Manuel A., Yang, Jian, Mulero, Juan, Fernandez-Sueiro, Jose Luis, Gonzalez-Gay, Miguel A., Lopez-Larrea, Carlos, Deloukas, Panos, Donnelly, Peter, Bowness, Paul, Gafney, Karl, Gaston, Hill, Gladman, Dafna D., Rahman, Proton, Maksymowych, Walter P., Xu, Huji, Crusius, J. Bart A., van der Horst-Bruinsma, Irene E., Chou, Chung-Tei, Valle-Oñate, Raphael, Romero-Sánchez, Consuelo, Hansen, Inger Myrnes, Pimentel-Santos, Fernando M., Inman, Robert D., Videm, Vibeke, Martin, Javier, Breban, Maxime, Reveille, John D., Evans, David M., Kim, Tae-Hwan, Wordsworth, Bryan Paul, Brown, Matthew A., Australo-Anglo-American Spondyloarthritis Consortium (TASC), Groupe Française d?Etude Génétique des Spondylarthrites (GFEGS), Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) and Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2) (2013) Identification of multiple risk variants for ankylosing spondylitis through high-density genotyping of immune-related loci. Nature Genetics, 45 7: 730-740. doi:10.1038/ng.2667

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Schumacher, H. Ralph, Jr. (2013) A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the characteristics of gout patient education resources. Clinical Rheumatology, 32 6: 771-778. doi:10.1007/s10067-013-2168-8

  • Robinson, P. C., Taylor, W. J. and Merriman, T. R. (2013) Author reply. Internal Medicine Journal, 43 4: 466-466. doi:10.1111/imj.12094

  • Taylor, William J. and Robinson, Philip C. (2013) Classification criteria: peripheral spondyloarthropathy and psoriatic arthritis. Current Rheumatology Reports, 15 4: . doi:10.1007/s11926-013-0317-3

  • Robinson, Philip Cameron, Wordsworth, Bryan Paul, Reveille, John D. and Brown, Matthew A. (2013) Axial spondyloarthritis: a new disease entity, not necessarily early ankylosing spondylitis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 72 2: 162-164. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-202073

  • Robinson, Philip C., Merriman, Tony R., Herbison, Peter and Highton, John (2012) Hospital admissions associated with gout and their comorbidities in New Zealand and England 1999–2009. Rheumatology, 52 1: 118-126. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kes253

  • Robinson, P. C., Taylor, W. J. and Merriman, T. R. (2012) Systematic review of the prevalence of gout and hyperuricaemia in Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 42 9: 997-1007. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02794.x

  • Robinson, Philip C. and Brown, Matthew A. (2012) The genetics of ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, 38 3: 539-553. doi:10.1016/j.rdc.2012.08.018

Conference Publication

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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