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.

Where living to your 6th Birthday is a miracle

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Williams, P. Where living to your 6th Birthday is a miracle, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14764

I’m currently working in a rural Paediatric HDU in Kenya, and removed from the incredibly high-level (and free) health care we can access in Australia. I’m reminded that while we see and treat many sick children each day in our tiered health care system in Australia, the children we treat are really the tip of…

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

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Williams, P. Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccination: W(135)hat’s all the fuss about?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12309

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,…