Philip Hardcastle


Philip Hardcastle

1982 Scholar in Medicine

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Philip Hardcastle graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1973. After graduating He returned to Perth to work at the Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital within the department of Orthopaedic surgery.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1981 and was awarded the scholarship to study aspects of spinal surgery, especially those related to spinal mobility, muscle function and pain resulting from surgery.

Studied at: The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Current Biography

I was born in Sydney (1949) and initially attended Scotch College and later Inverell High School in northern New South Wales. After six years of medicine at Sydney University I trained at RPAH and then Sydney Hospital before entering the Orthopaedic Training Program at Oswestry, UK. From there I had an AO Scholarship doing trauma surgery in Austria for three months.

I worked as a senior orthopaedic registrar in Perth before being awarded the Menzies Scholarship in Medicine to train in Spinal Surgery in the UK and the USA. My initial consultancy was senior lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery with a special interest in spinal disorders at the University of WA working with the Hollywood Orthopaedic Service. I was then appointed as a Consultant Surgeon on the Spinal Injuries Unit at the RPR Hospital where I worked until my retirement.

Scholarship Year: 1982

Fields of Interest

Medicine, Orthopaedics, Surgery