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Prof Fiona Gilbert

Head of Department, Radiology

I am the Head of Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge. My clinical work and research is focused on imaging techniques relating to breast cancer and oncology. I work in Addenbrooke’s Hospital and am part of the Cambridge Breast Unit which delivers screening to Cambridge & Huntingdon.
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Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think.

Albert Einstein

My current role

My current role undertakes research in risk adapted stratified breast screening using Abbreviated MRI, Tomosynthesis, Whole Breast Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Mammography. I maintain a strong interest in musculo-skeletal imaging. I am interested in multimodal functional imaging with MRI and PET of the tumour environment using breast cancer as a model and correlating this with the tumour genetic profile. I evaluate new imaging technology and am currently working on Artificial Intelligence in Imaging.

Since 2012, I have been awarded fifteen competitive grants worth over £20M. I was a member of the NIHR HTA Board and then the EME Board and am on a number of advisory panels.

Previous history

Before joining the University, I was Professor of Radiology, Head of Department, and at University of Aberdeen. Although, Scotland is my home, I moved to London for my post in Cambridge.


President European Society for Breast Imaging.

Chair PET Research Imaging.

Chairman Cambridge Health Imaging Committee

Academic Lead for Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Honorary membership of Radiological Society of North Honorary fellowship of the American College of Radiologists.

Gold Medal from the European Society of Radiology and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Current President of the European Society of Breast Imaging. America.

Personal interests

When I am not at work I enjoy walking, in particular hiking in the mountains, I love to travel and enjoy fine dining with friends and family.