Phoebe is an advanced trainee in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases. While ‘home’ is Sydney Children’s Hospital, she is currently based half-way between Oxford and rural Kenya where she is working with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research team on a PhD in antibiotic resistance. When not chasing her 6 year old triplets around, she can be found on the wards in Kilifi with her fourth child attached in a kikoi wrap.

Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccination: W(135)hat’s all the fuss about?

I’ll never forget the throbbing, pounding headache that heralded the onset of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia as a 14 year old girl; the complete overwhelm of the horrifying physical sensation that is sepsis. Within two hours I was unconscious – but thanks to a vocal family member advocating their concern for how sick I was,…