Dr Philpot trained in Oxford and London. She has published papers on various paediatric topics, and has written a thesis on childhood muscle disease. She now has a consultant post with the East Berkshire Health Authority and an honorary clinical contract with the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
She is a fellow and examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a general paediatrician, used to working with babies, children adolescents and their families. She also has a special interest in children’s heart problems.