Phil received his Ph.D, which examined the eating disordered behaviour Chew and Spit, from the University of Sydney in 2020. He is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the InsideOut Institute. Phil has an interest in eating disorder clinical research and translation of research into practice and policy.
Phil has played a lead role in growing the institute’s Early Career Research program, which is focused on developing and supporting emerging researchers to reach their academic potential. He is co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorder's Early Career Special Interest Group and supervises and mentors students at different stages of their academic career.