教授菲尔芦苇 obtained a D.菲尔. from the University of York, and then held a 研究 Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and a Readership in Learning and Behaviour at University College London. He took a Chair in the 心理学系 at Swansea University.
Phil's research interests fall into three broad categories: Learning and Memory, 自闭症 and Educational Interventions, and 心理学 and Medicine including Internet Addiction. Phil has written four books, and published over 200 papers on these and other topics, as well as being invited to present his work at international conferences. Phil has served on the Editorial Boards for Behavior and 菲尔osophy, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and 研究自闭症谱系障碍.
菲尔对网络成瘾和自闭症的工作定期提供的媒体上，并已精选在科教频道的 ‘通过与摩根·弗里曼虫洞’，BBC广播4，和无线电纵行，以及在时间杂志，世界性， 每日邮报，并在当地的斯旺西晚报西部邮件。
Phil works closely with many educational charities and local education authorities to advise about autism and reading problems, and has held appointments for the Department for Education, and the Children in Wales Policy Council in these contexts. 菲尔 has held grants from the Baily Thomas Fund, Economic and Social 研究 Council, Leverhulme Trust, and Mechner Foundation.