The General Sir John Monash Scholars Podcast featuring Dr Phoebe Williams

The Scholars podcast is a show featuring scholars from the General Sir John Monash Foundation. Hosted by CEO of Mojo Media, Justin Kelly, he interviews the best, brightest, boldest and bravest across all fields of academia, business, science, humanities, and the arts. The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available.

Phoebe has an MBBS (Hons) from the University of Sydney, a BCom and BSci from the ANU, and Masters in Global Health Science with Distinction from Oxford. She was the founder of the ‘Hands of Help‘ student organization, building 5 primary schools, establishing a community health project (run by Ugandans, for Ugandans) and creating a trust fund to allow socially disadvantaged children in Kenya and Uganda to study at a tertiary level. In 2013 Phoebe was cited as one of Australia’s ‘100 women of Influence’. She is a marathon runner, and plays in the Australian Doctors’ Orchestra. She was a Clinical Paediatric Registrar at the Sydney Children’s Hospital lectures and tutor at The University of Sydney (Masters Programme); and is an appointee to the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Phoebe has six publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, including a recent article on outcomes in multifocal neuroblastoma, and a view on interferon-gamma assays in the diagnosis of tuberculosis among migrant children to NSW. Phoebe is studying for a DPhil at Oxford focusing on the treatment of infections in paediatric hospital admissions. Her research work will be done at the University of Oxford field unit in Kilifi, Kenya.

As a Paediatric and Infectious Diseases Doctor, Phoebe has a strong interest in public health issues, global health inequality and the social determinants of health. She works in clinical medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospital with consulting roles within The World Health Organization and Sydney Child Health Programme. She is experienced in running clinical trials, with a research focus on antibiotic resistance in children. Phoebe is a mother to four children (including triplets).

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