Dr Emma Joanne Best


Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRACP Paediatrics)

Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (University College London)

Masters of Medicine (Research) University of New South Wales

Areas of expertise

Dr Emma Best is senior lecturer at the University of Auckland and a paediatrician, specialist in Infectious Diseases. Her research interests include vaccination and medication safety. She is an Auckland Medical School graduate with postgraduate Masters of Medicine from the University of New South Wales and Diploma of Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • McAuliffe, G. N., Taylor, S. L., Drinković D, Roberts, S. A., Wilson, E. M., & Best, E. J. (2018). Rotavirus Infection in the Auckland Region After the Implementation of Universal Infant Rotavirus Vaccination: Impact on Hospitalizations and Laboratory Implications. The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 37 (1), e1-e5. 10.1097/inf.0000000000001706
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40490
  • Wen, S. C. H., Best, E., & Nourse, C. (2017). Non-typhoidal Salmonella infections in children: Review of literature and recommendations for management. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53 (10), 936-941. 10.1111/jpc.13585
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42636
  • Kanhutu, K., Jones, P., Cheng, A. C., Grannell, L., Best, E., & Spelman, D. (2017). Spleen Australia guidelines for the prevention of sepsis in patients with asplenia and hyposplenism in Australia and New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal, 47 (8), 848-855. 10.1111/imj.13348
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43195
  • Trenholme, A., Best, E. J., Vogel, A., Stewart, J., McBride, C., & Lennon, D. (2017). Respiratory Virus detection during Hospitalisation for Lower Respiratory Tract infection in children under 2 years in South Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53 (6), 551-555. 10.1111/jpc.13529
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34134
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Adrian Trenholme, Alison Vogel
  • Mount, V., Burton, C., Jackson, C., Heffernan, H., & Best, E. (2017). Neonatal invasive pneumococcal disease: New Zealand experience in the era of pneumococcal vaccination. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 57 (3), 280-285. 10.1111/ajo.12512
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34160
  • Lutui, F., Grant, C. C., Best, E., Howie, S., & Aho, G. (2017). Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children in Tonga. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 36 (2), 239-240. 10.1097/INF.0000000000001400
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31702
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Stephen Howie
  • Mahon, C., Walker, W., Drage, A., & Best, E. (2016). Incidence, aetiology and outcome of pleural empyema and parapneumonic effusion from 1998 to 2012 in a population of New Zealand children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52 (6), 662-668. 10.1111/jpc.13172
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30987
  • Wen, S. C.-H., Best, E., Walls, T., Dickson, N., McCay, H., & Wilson, E. (2015). Prospective surveillance of hospitalisations associated with varicella in New Zealand children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51 (11), 1078-1083. 10.1111/jpc.12937
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30321

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 12, Room 12002
New Zealand