Associate Professor Philip Robinson

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


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 human genetics at the University of Queensland Diamantina Insititute and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland.

Clinically Philip currently works publically at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Herston, Queensland and privately at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill.

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. He also has interests in the classification of axial spondyloarthritis 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


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


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Available Projects

  • Projects in gout and crystal arthritis

  • Projects in axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

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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