Phillip Tully

Phillip Tully

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Phillip J Tully
M.Psych(Clin) (University of Adelaide, 2011)
PhD (Psychology) ((University of Adelaide, 2011)
B.HSc(Hons) (University of Adelaide, 2004)

Phillip J. Tully is a psychologist and early career fellow in the Discipline of Medicine, The University of Adelaide. He is a postdoctoral fellow of Bordeaux University (France) and Freiburg University (Germany) and holds the title of honorary clinical psychologist in Cardiac Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide. He has provided clinical psychology supports to hundreds of cardiac patients and extensively researched the neuropsychiatric correlates of heart diseases.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Université de Bordeaux
    2013 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Freiburg, Freiburg
    2013 Senior Lecturer Flinders University, Adelaide
    2013 - 2013 Clinical Psychologist Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park
    2012 Honorary Appointment - Clinical Psychologist Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park
    2011 - 2013 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2011 - 2013 Clinical Psychologist Health SA
    2011 - 2013 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2005 - 2013 Research Assistant Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Award Finalist, Eur Assoc. Psychosomatic Medicine / Elsevier Young Investigator Award
    2015 Award Elsevier outstanding reviewer status – top 10% peer reviews for J Psychosom Med
    2012 Award Editor’s pick best paper #6 2012 JECT year in review “Psychological depression and cardiac surgery: a comprehensive review”
    2012 Award Best Scientific Paper 2012
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 - 2011 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD, Masters Psychology (Clinical)
    2000 - 2004 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia B. Health Sciences, Honours in Psychology (First Class)
  • Research Interests

Grants Awarded

The importance of blood pressure and its variability to dementia: an individual participant data meta-analysis from the VARIABLE BRAIN consortium, Tully PJ, Turnbull DA, Vincent A, Burns N - Dementia Australia Research Foundation – South Australian Project Grant

2019 Exploiting blood pressure variability as a modifiable risk factor for the vascular depression phenotype: a proof of concept study, Tully PJ - The Rebecca Cooper Foundation $75,000
2019 Epidemiology and prognostic implications of panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in patients with coronary artery disease CIs Foldes-Busque G, Denis I, Dionne C, Poirier P; AIs Degrace MF, Ross M, Tully PJ, CIHR-407654 $481,951
2018 Life-course blood pressure and cognition study (LCBP-COG)  Peters R & Tully PJ (New Investigators). NHMRC Project grant APP1160373 $312,032
2018 Optimising care and enhancing outcomes for comorbid depression and coronary heart disease with collaborative care NHMRC TRIP fellowship APP1167938 $181,066

Minimizing blood pressure variability with antihypertensive drugs to reduce CSVD and dementia risk, Tully PJ, Tzourio C, Anstey K, Peters R, Turnbull D, Burns N, Cosh S - Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (Awarded 1st May 2018,  RC-201711-2014067)

2017 Interrogating the effect of depression symptomology on the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. Martin S, Tully P, Brook N, Wittert G. Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Project Grant (2017-9769) $48,521
2015 European Psychiatry Association, early career travel grant  (Awarded 27th Jan 2015) 350 €
2013 - 2019*

Neil Hamilton Fairley Clinical Overseas Fellowship (NHMRC, APP #1053578)

*A 4 year grant that was intermitted for 2 years to work in France

2014 National Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant (Awarded 31st October 2014) $75,000
2012 Menzies Allied Health Sciences Start Up Grant (Awarded 30th May 2014) $25,000
2011 Frank Dalziel Prize for best PhD in Psychology $1,000


  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Cochrane Heart Group
    2013 - ongoing European Society of Cardiology
    2012 - 2013 Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association
    2012 - ongoing Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association
    2011 - ongoing Registered general psychologist AHPRA
    2011 - 2012 Member Grade, Clinical College of Psychologists, Australian Psychology Association
    2011 - ongoing Present International Society for Critical Health Psychology
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology
    2008 - ongoing Member Menzies Memorial Scholars Association
    2006 - ongoing Member Health, Disability and Lifespan Development Unit, University of Adelaide
  • Phone: 83132032
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 6
  • Room: WS6062.23
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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