Phillip is a first year PhD student in Chemistry working in the area of protein synthesis and its applications in developing therapeutics. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) where he went on to win the University Medal – awarded by the University Senate, before receiving the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

In addition to his academic studies, Phillip has been elected onto the Faculty of Science Board at the University of Sydney and spends his time leisure time playing tennis, rock climbing and volunteering.