Bridget Wilkins

Consultant histopathologist


Bridget Wilkins is a consultant histopathologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. She is also:

  • programme coordinator for the Association of Clinical Pathologists National Leadership Skills
  • honorary senior lecturer at King's College London
  • honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London

Bridget is a researcher in myeloproliferative neoplasms and other aspects of bone marrow physiology and pathology. She has expertise in pathology of the spleen.

She is a champion for seeking patient consent routinely for research using their tissue, and making more active use of diagnostic pathology archives as biobanks. 

Bridget has held national roles in recent years with:

  • the Royal College of Pathologists, where she promoted quality improvement)
  • the National Cancer Research Institute, where she promoted pathology research and biobanking

She is also a volunteer internal coach and coach-supervisor for Guy's and St Thomas' and she coaches externally, having qualified to European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) ‘coach practitioner’ level, equivalent to ILM7.

She supports others to work at their best through developing their leadership skills and mentoring younger colleagues in pathology.

Research interests

Bridget was instrumental in setting up an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) networking group of pathologists. Working within the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), Bridget established ‘CM-Path’, an ongoing NCRI-funded initiative to increase cellular and molecular pathology research. She is a member for the Royal College of Pathologists research committee.

Bridget has ongoing direct participation in research into the pathology of myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Last updated: September 2022

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