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.