Dr Philip Mosley

Honorary Senior Fellow

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Honorary Senior Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute


Dr Philip Mosley studied at the University of Oxford and obtained a masters degree in physiological sciences and a degree in medicine. He was also captain of the university boxing team and was awarded two full 'Blues'. He worked as a junior doctor in Manchester before moving to Australia to complete his specialist training in psychiatry.

Dr Mosley is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) and has completed an advanced certificate in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As part of his training he also undertook a 2-year neuropsychiatry fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) at the University of Queensland. Currently, 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 has a strong interest in academic psychiatry and completed his PhD in computational neuroscience and neuroimaging in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Michael Breakspear. Eleven peer-reviewed manuscripts were published from his thesis. He has been the chief investigator in a study of the neuropsychiatric effects of DBS for Parkinson’s disease and remains 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 was 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 findings arising from this project. In 2020, he won the Early Career Psychiatrist award from the RANZCP, which is presented to the fellow producing the most significant piece of research in the five years since fellowship.

If you wish to contact Dr Mosley regarding a clinical matter, please do so via his neuropsychiatry clinic (Neurosciences Queensland) telephone: 07 3839 3688 or email: admin@nsqld.com.au.

Research Impacts

Completed Projects:

  1. Defining brain networks mediating psychiatric symptoms after subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease.
  2. Predictors of caregiver burden after subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease.
  3. Psychological interventions for caregivers after subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease.

Current Projects:

  1. Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens for severe, treatment-resistant, obsessive-compulsive disorder (recruitment completed).
  2. Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens for severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (recruiting).
  3. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial of medicinal cannabis for Tourette's syndrome (recruiting).
  4. Neuroimaging biomarkers of early Alzheimer's disease (recruiting).


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Book Chapter

  • Mosley, Philip and Lyness, Jeffrey (2014). Physical co-morbidity with mood disorders. The Oxford handbook of clinical geropsychology. (pp. 436-469) edited by Nancy A. Pachana and Ken Laidlaw. Oxford, United Kingom: Oxford University Press.

  • Mosley, Philip E. and Laidlaw, Ken (2014). Physical comorbidity with mood disorders. The Oxford handbook of clinical geropsychology. edited by Philip E. Mosley and Jeffrey Lyness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199663170.013.036

  • Mosley, Philip E. (2009). Supplementation in bodybuilding: Pseudoscience, marketing and muscle dysmorphia. Handbook of Sports Psychology. (pp. 241-258) Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

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