Area of expertise: infectious diseases and immunology in children
Appointed in 2006 as a paediatric immunology and infectious diseases (PIID) consultant at Evelina London, Dr Esse Menson developed the PIID service here. This complements the PIID unit at St George’s Hospital, with whom Esse maintains an honorary consultant contract.
Esse's clinical work covers general children's medicine, HIV, PIID, primary and secondary immunodeficiency, also Kawasaki disease jointly with a paediatric cardiologist. She has a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate training, leading the PIID clinical research portfolio.
Her additional activities include:
- HIV workshops in South Africa
- innovations in improving children’s adherence to medication across diseases
- early recognition and management of conflicts in children's healthcare.