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Fiona Gilbert, Professor of Radiology

Professor Gilbert was appointed Professor of Radiology & Head of the Department of Radiology at University of Cambridge in 2011. Prior to this she was head of the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging centre, University of Aberdeen. She is an Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

Professor Gilbert’s clinical research is focused on imaging breast cancer. She is interested in multimodal functional imaging of the tumour microenvironment using breast cancer as a model, and using these combined imaging techniques to map the tumour genetic profile. She has been awarded grants in excess of £33m over the last 10 years from the Medical Research Council, Engineering & Physics Research Council, NIHR Health Technology Assessment Board and Cancer Research UK. These have been awarded with Professor Gilbert nominated as either chief investigator or co-applicant. Professor Gilbert maintains a strong interest in musculo-skeletal imaging and oncological imaging.

Professor Gilbert’s role is to provide leadership to the diverse imaging community at Cambridge University. She is responsible for Radiology research and radiological undergraduate teaching.

She is Chair of the Academic Committee of the Royal College of Radiologists, and immediate past Chair of the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group. She is Chair of the NCRI Imaging Advisory Group and was co-lead of the NCRI PET Research Network. Professor Gilbert is also on a number of advisory panels.

Professor Gilbert has over 185 peer reviewed publications, 6 book chapters and numerous conference abstracts. She is a regular speaker at international Radiology conferences in Chicago and Vienna as well as the European Society of Breast Imaging.

Relevant Publications

Tucker, L., Gilbert, F. J., Astley, S. M., Dibden, A., Seth, A., Morel, J., … Duffy, S. W. (2017). Does Reader Performance with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Vary according to Experience with Two-dimensional Mammography? Radiology, 151936. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2017151936

Saya, S., Killick, E., Thomas, S., Taylor, N., Bancroft, E. K., Rothwell, J., … Eeles, R. A. (2017). Baseline results from the UK SIGNIFY study: a whole-body MRI screening study in TP53 mutation carriers and matched controls. Fam Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10689-017-9965-1

Bedair, R., Priest, A. N., Patterson, A. J., McLean, M. A., Graves, M. J., Manavaki, R., … Gilbert, F. J. (2016). Assessment of early treatment response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer using non-mono-exponential diffusion models: a feasibility study comparing the baseline and mid-treatment MRI examinations. Eur Radiol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-016-4630-x