Philip Cleary is an American social worker that comes to Wentworth along with two other social workers who is introduced during a strike in the prison in 475. Philip stays on as a social worker after the others have left. It is established that he worked with some form of rehabilitation scheme many years ago where he went under the name of 'Wolf Man' and liaised Bobbie Mitchell when she was younger. He later develops a close relationship with prisoner officer Meg Morris. As this relationship is formed, Cleary seems to catch the eye of prisoner Angela Adams who becomes jealous of his relationship with Meg and decides to set up meg for a violent rape which traumatises her for around five episodes. In Episode 499, Meg is abducted by Brian Lowe as part of a vendetta against Ann Reynolds. Phil attempts to comes to the rescue by trying disarm Lowe, but is tragically shot and dies instantly.