Dr Philip Britton

B.Med.Sci, MBBS, FRACP
Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone +61 2 9845 3274

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Selected grants

2014

  • Discovering the Infectious Causes of unknown Encephalitis cases using genomic approaches: the DICE study; Jones C, Britton P, Booy R; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Equipment Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Britton, P., Khoury, L., Booy, R., Wood, N., Jones, C. (2016). Encephalitis in Australian children: Contemporary trends in hospitalisation. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(1), 51-56. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Macartney, K., Arbuckle, S., Little, D., Kesson, A. (2015). A Rare Case of Q Fever Osteomyelitis in a Child From Regional Australia. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 4(3), 28-31. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Dale, R., Booy, R., Jones, C. (2015). Acute encephalitis in children: Progress and priorities from an Australasian perspective. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(2), 147-158. [More Information]
  • Osowicki, J., Blyth, C., Britton, P., Clark, J., Cooper, C., Haeusler, G., McMullan, B., Bryant, P. (2015). Ahead of consensus: A paediatric antifungal prophylaxis census. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(3), 364-365. [More Information]
  • Osowicki, J., Gwee, A., Noronha, J., Britton, P., Isaacs, D., Lai, T., Nourse, C., Avent, M., Moriarty, P., Francis, J., et al (2015). Australia-wide point prevalence survey of antimicrobial prescribing in neonatal units: how much and how good? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 34(8), e185-e190. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Eastwood, K., Brew, B., Nagree, Y., Jones, C. (2015). Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(11), 576-577. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Eastwood, K., Paterson, B., Durrheim, D., Dale, R., Cheng, A., Kenedi, C., Brew, B., Burrow, J., Nagree, Y., Booy, R., Jones, C., et al (2015). Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(5), 563-576.
  • Khatami, A., Outhred, A., Britton, P., Huguon, E., Lord, D., Wong, M., Charlton, A., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2015). Mediastinal mass in a healthy adolescent at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia. Thorax, 70(2), 194-197. [More Information]
  • Ka, A., Britton, P., Troedson, C., Webster, R., Procopis, P., Ging, J., Chua, Y., Buckmaster, A., Wood, N., Jones, C., Dale, R. (2015). Mild encephalopathy with reversible splenial lesion: an important differential of encephalitis. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 19(3), 377-382. [More Information]
  • Paxton, G., Tosif, S., Graham, H., Smith, A., Beverley, C., Standish, J., McCloskey, K., Ferguson, G., Isaacs, D., Gunasekera, H., Marais, B., Britton, P., Elliott, E., Raman, S., et al (2015). Perspective: 'The forgotten children: National inquiry into children in immigration detention (2014)'. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(4), 365-368. [More Information]
  • Li, M., Britton, P. (2014). An expanding rash. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(7), 572. [More Information]
  • Zander, A., Britton, P., Navin, T., Horsley, E., Tobin, S., McAnulty, J. (2014). An outbreak of enterovirus 71 infection in metropolitan Sydney: Enhanced surveillance and lessons learnt. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 663-666. [More Information]
  • Osowicki, J., Gwee, A., Noronha, J., Palasanthiran, P., McMullan, B., Britton, P., Isaacs, D., Lai, T., Nourse, C., Avent, M., et al (2014). Australia-wide point prevalence survey of the use and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing for children in hospital. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 657-662. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Jones, C. (2014). Central nervous system herpesvirus infections. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24(6), 248-254. [More Information]
  • Britton, P. (2014). Eyes that see: miracles reclaimed. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(4), 326-326. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Ramanuj, P., Easton, A. (2014). Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Encephalitis Consortium. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation, 13(7), 30-31.
  • Britton, P., Khandaker, G., Booy, R., Jones, C. (2014). The Causes and Consequences of Childhood Encephalitis in Asia. Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets, 14(2), 78-88.
  • Osowicki, J., Gwee, A., Noronha, J., Palasanthiran, P., McMullan, B., Britton, P., Isaacs, D., Lai, T., Nourse, C., Avent, M., et al (2014). The impact of an infectious diseases consultation on antimicrobial prescribing. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33(6), 669-671. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Chaseling, R. (2013). Brain abscess in a recent immigrant. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(3), E176-E178. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Perez-Velez, C., Marais, B. (2013). Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis in children. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 24(1), 15-21. [More Information]
  • Barnes, M., Britton, P., Singh-Grewal, D. (2013). Of war and sausages: a case-directed review of infant botulism. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(3), E232-E234. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Andresen, D. (2013). Paediatric community-associated Staphylococcus aureus: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(9), 754-759. [More Information]
  • Britton, P. (2013). Pyrexia of unknown origin. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(12), 1079-1079. [More Information]
  • Morton, N., Britton, P., Palasanthiran, P., Bye,, A., Sugo, E., Kesson, A., Arden-Holmes, S., Snelling, T. (2013). Severe haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis among young children in Sydney, Australia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(8), 1158-1161. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Yeung, V., Lowbridge, C., Isaacs, D., Marais, B. (2013). Spectrum of Disease in Children Treated for Tuberculosis at a Tertiary Children's Hospital in Australia. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2(3), 224-231. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Isaacs, D. (2013). What's in the Frame: The Ethics of Asylum Seeker Health Care. The American Journal of Bioethics, 13(7), 21-22. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Isaacs, D. (2012). Controversies in neonatal infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(9), 721-725. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Polon, M. (2011). A case of impacted watermelon seed rectal bezoar in a 12-year-old girl. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(1-2), 68-69. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Deng, L. (2011). Intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of childhood Stevens Johnson syndrome. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(6), 392-395. [More Information]

2016

  • Britton, P., Khoury, L., Booy, R., Wood, N., Jones, C. (2016). Encephalitis in Australian children: Contemporary trends in hospitalisation. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(1), 51-56. [More Information]

2015

  • Britton, P., Macartney, K., Arbuckle, S., Little, D., Kesson, A. (2015). A Rare Case of Q Fever Osteomyelitis in a Child From Regional Australia. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 4(3), 28-31. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Dale, R., Booy, R., Jones, C. (2015). Acute encephalitis in children: Progress and priorities from an Australasian perspective. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(2), 147-158. [More Information]
  • Osowicki, J., Blyth, C., Britton, P., Clark, J., Cooper, C., Haeusler, G., McMullan, B., Bryant, P. (2015). Ahead of consensus: A paediatric antifungal prophylaxis census. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(3), 364-365. [More Information]
  • Osowicki, J., Gwee, A., Noronha, J., Britton, P., Isaacs, D., Lai, T., Nourse, C., Avent, M., Moriarty, P., Francis, J., et al (2015). Australia-wide point prevalence survey of antimicrobial prescribing in neonatal units: how much and how good? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 34(8), e185-e190. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Eastwood, K., Brew, B., Nagree, Y., Jones, C. (2015). Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(11), 576-577. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Eastwood, K., Paterson, B., Durrheim, D., Dale, R., Cheng, A., Kenedi, C., Brew, B., Burrow, J., Nagree, Y., Booy, R., Jones, C., et al (2015). Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(5), 563-576.
  • Khatami, A., Outhred, A., Britton, P., Huguon, E., Lord, D., Wong, M., Charlton, A., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2015). Mediastinal mass in a healthy adolescent at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia. Thorax, 70(2), 194-197. [More Information]
  • Ka, A., Britton, P., Troedson, C., Webster, R., Procopis, P., Ging, J., Chua, Y., Buckmaster, A., Wood, N., Jones, C., Dale, R. (2015). Mild encephalopathy with reversible splenial lesion: an important differential of encephalitis. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 19(3), 377-382. [More Information]
  • Paxton, G., Tosif, S., Graham, H., Smith, A., Beverley, C., Standish, J., McCloskey, K., Ferguson, G., Isaacs, D., Gunasekera, H., Marais, B., Britton, P., Elliott, E., Raman, S., et al (2015). Perspective: 'The forgotten children: National inquiry into children in immigration detention (2014)'. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(4), 365-368. [More Information]

2014

  • Li, M., Britton, P. (2014). An expanding rash. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(7), 572. [More Information]
  • Zander, A., Britton, P., Navin, T., Horsley, E., Tobin, S., McAnulty, J. (2014). An outbreak of enterovirus 71 infection in metropolitan Sydney: Enhanced surveillance and lessons learnt. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 663-666. [More Information]
  • Osowicki, J., Gwee, A., Noronha, J., Palasanthiran, P., McMullan, B., Britton, P., Isaacs, D., Lai, T., Nourse, C., Avent, M., et al (2014). Australia-wide point prevalence survey of the use and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing for children in hospital. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 657-662. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Jones, C. (2014). Central nervous system herpesvirus infections. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24(6), 248-254. [More Information]
  • Britton, P. (2014). Eyes that see: miracles reclaimed. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(4), 326-326. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Ramanuj, P., Easton, A. (2014). Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Encephalitis Consortium. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation, 13(7), 30-31.
  • Britton, P., Khandaker, G., Booy, R., Jones, C. (2014). The Causes and Consequences of Childhood Encephalitis in Asia. Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets, 14(2), 78-88.
  • Osowicki, J., Gwee, A., Noronha, J., Palasanthiran, P., McMullan, B., Britton, P., Isaacs, D., Lai, T., Nourse, C., Avent, M., et al (2014). The impact of an infectious diseases consultation on antimicrobial prescribing. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33(6), 669-671. [More Information]

2013

  • Britton, P., Chaseling, R. (2013). Brain abscess in a recent immigrant. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(3), E176-E178. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Perez-Velez, C., Marais, B. (2013). Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis in children. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 24(1), 15-21. [More Information]
  • Barnes, M., Britton, P., Singh-Grewal, D. (2013). Of war and sausages: a case-directed review of infant botulism. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(3), E232-E234. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Andresen, D. (2013). Paediatric community-associated Staphylococcus aureus: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(9), 754-759. [More Information]
  • Britton, P. (2013). Pyrexia of unknown origin. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(12), 1079-1079. [More Information]
  • Morton, N., Britton, P., Palasanthiran, P., Bye,, A., Sugo, E., Kesson, A., Arden-Holmes, S., Snelling, T. (2013). Severe haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis among young children in Sydney, Australia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(8), 1158-1161. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Yeung, V., Lowbridge, C., Isaacs, D., Marais, B. (2013). Spectrum of Disease in Children Treated for Tuberculosis at a Tertiary Children's Hospital in Australia. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2(3), 224-231. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Isaacs, D. (2013). What's in the Frame: The Ethics of Asylum Seeker Health Care. The American Journal of Bioethics, 13(7), 21-22. [More Information]

2012

  • Britton, P., Isaacs, D. (2012). Controversies in neonatal infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(9), 721-725. [More Information]

2011

  • Britton, P., Polon, M. (2011). A case of impacted watermelon seed rectal bezoar in a 12-year-old girl. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(1-2), 68-69. [More Information]
  • Britton, P., Deng, L. (2011). Intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of childhood Stevens Johnson syndrome. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(6), 392-395. [More Information]

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