Doctor Details

Prof Peter Silburn

Prof Peter Silburn


Neurosciences Queensland
Level 1, St Andrew’s Place
33 North Street
Spring Hill Qld 4000

FAX 07 3839 3588

Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus

Professor Peter Silburn is internationally renowned as a clinical researcher in the field of neurology and advanced treatments such as deep brain stimulation. He was  appointed Foundation Chair in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Queensland in 2007 and has recently been fundamental in establishing the Asia Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) at the University of Queensland where he is a founding Board member and lead Neurologist.

Professional Awards

2014 – Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary 
2013 – AM – Order of Australia
2010 – Alumni Convocation Medal, University of Newcastle
1994 – Australian Association of Neurologists Fellowship in Neurology to the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom for 1 year

Clinical Career Highlights and Collaborations

I am Australian born and educated; my clinical training began at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and was completed at the Radcliffe Infirmary within the Department of Neurology at the University of Oxford where I subsequently accepted the post of Clinical Lecturer in Neurology.

After Oxford I went to the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden as a Research Fellow within the Department of Molecular Medicine. I returned to Brisbane in July 1996 where I commenced private practice.

My university affiliations commenced soon after and in 2006 I was appointed a full Professor in Neurobiology and Foundation Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, The University of Queensland.

During this time I have published over 130 internationally peer reviewed papers in the field of neuro-degenerations, particularly that of Parkinson’s disease covering molecular neuroscience to deep brain stimulation.