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., Moore, S., Hewitt, J., Upton, A., Howe, A. S., & Best, E. J. (2019). Suboptimal performance of rotavirus testing in a vaccinated community population should prompt laboratories to review their rotavirus testing algorithms in response to changes in disease prevalence. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 93 (3), 203-207. 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.10.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45677
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Howe
  • deGier, C., Granland, C. M., Pickering, J. L., Walls, T., Bhuiyan, M., Mills, N., ... Kirkham, L. S. (2019). PCV7- and PCV10-vaccinated otitis-prone children in New Zealand have similar pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae densities in their nasopharynx and middle ear. Vaccines, 7 (1), 1-14. 10.3390/vaccines7010014
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46200
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nikki Mills
  • Aldabbagh, A., Webb, R., Mildenhall, L., & Best, E. (2018). Neonatal meningococcal disease. Journal of paediatrics and child health, 54 (6), 692-694. 10.1111/jpc.13856
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43025
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachel Webb
  • Seibt, S., Gilchrist, C. A., Reed, P. W., Best, E. J., Harnden, A., Camargo, C. A., & Grant, C. C. (2018). Hospital readmissions with acute infectious diseases in New Zealand children< 2 years of age. BMC pediatrics, 18 (1)10.1186/s12887-018-1079-x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41591
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Carlos Camargo, Catherine Gilchrist
  • 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

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