Phillip Tully

Phillip Tully

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Phillip J. Tully is a registered psychologist and researcher in the Discipline of Medicine at The University of Adelaide. He is a NSW Regional Health Partners Knowledge Translation Fellow (with University of New England), and a postdoctoral fellow of Bordeaux University (France) and Freiburg University (Germany).

I lead the 'Vascular and Brain Health' group. Our primary aim is to advance understandings of the interplay between vascular factors and brain health. Taking a broad approach, our group researches cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases and related risk factors such as high blood pressure, examining the bidirectional links with brain outcomes including cerebrovascular diseases, small vessel disease on MRI, depression and anxiety disorders, anhedonia, apathy, cognitive impairment, and dementia. Our research themes incorporate biostatistics, epidemiology and cohort studies, meta-analyses (aggregate and IPD), clinical trials, consumer engagement and qualitative research, and evidence-translation into practice.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Université de Bordeaux
    2013 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Freiburg, Freiburg
    2013 - 2013 Clinical Psychologist Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park
    2012 - 2015 Senior Lecturer Flinders University of South Australia
    2012 - 2013 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
    2020 Award Best Scientific paper – Clinical Science - American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension United States -
    2019 Fellowship NHMRC TRIP fellowship NHMRC Australia $181,066
    2018 Award Best conference poster presentation, RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and the Asian Society Against Dementia RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and the Asian Society Against Dementia Singapore -
    2015 Nomination Finalist European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine/Elsevier Young Investigator of the Year Award European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine Germany -
    2015 Award Elsevier outstanding reviewer status – top 10% peer reviews for J Psychosom Med - - -
    2013 Fellowship Neil Hamilton Fairley Clinical Overseas Fellowship - NHMRC NHMRC Australia $322,132
    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 ANZ College of Perfusion ANZ College of Perfusion Australia -
    2011 Award JECT research article award, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology American Society of Extracorporeal Technology United States -
    2011 Award Frank Dalziel Prize for Best Psychology PhD The University of Adelaide Australia $1,000
    2011 Nomination Nomination for University Medal for Doctoral Dissertation The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2010 Fellowship Walter Dorothy Duncan Trust to attend the 24th European Health Psychology Society Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Walter Dorothy Duncan Trust Australia $750
    2010 Scholarship Freemasons Masonic Foundation Trevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship Freemasons Masonic Foundation Australia $10,000
    2009 Scholarship Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences The Menzies Foundation Australia $27,500 p.a.
    2009 Fellowship Canadian Association on Gerontology Legacy Fund Canadian Association on Gerontology Canada CAD$3000
    2009 Scholarship Diamond Jubilee Bursary Australian Federation of University Women Australia $3,000
    2008 Award Best oral presentation The 2nd Asian Preventative Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference Hong Kong College of Cardiology Hong Kong -
  • 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
    2020 - 2023 Charles Sturt University Australia GradCertApplStat
    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
2015-2020

Dr. Tully has been awarded more than 7 million in competitive research funding in the last 5 years as CIA/B, and more than 10 million in funding as AI. Current grants for the VARIABLE BRAIN consortium include the Dementia Australia Research Foundation, the Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation https://www.alzdiscovery.org/

 

 

I teach at Undergradute and Postgradute level for The University of New England (School of Psychology).

  • 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 -

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