Professor Peter Silburn is a neurologist and world expert in the treatment and research of Parkinson’s disease. Professor Silburn was honoured for his ‘significant service to medicine as a neurologist, particularly in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases’ with appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours.

Professor Silburn is a founding member and lead clinician for the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. Professor Silburn graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988. He commenced training in Neurology at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and completed training in Oxford at the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1995. He was subsequently the Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

From Oxford, Professor Silburn went to the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm as a Research Fellow in the Department of Molecular Medicine. Professor Silburn returned to Brisbane in July, 1996 where he commenced in private practice and began his university affiliations. He became a full Professor in Neurobiology at The University of Queensland in 2006. He maintains academic affiliations with Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.