Mackenzie Chair of Cancer Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and Oncology Service, Christchurch Hospital.
Bridget graduated in Medicine from the University of Otago, then undertook postgraduate training and MD research at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute for Cancer Research in London, before returning to a position as Medical Oncologist at Christchurch Hospital in 1986. Since 1998 she held a joint appointment at the University of Otago and the CDHB, and in 2010 was appointed to the Mackenzie Chair in Cancer Medicine. She initiated and directs the Cancer Society Tissue Bank to support research, and is clinical director of the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group. Her research interests are translational, and include breast cancer, tumour stroma, effects of obesity/exercise on chemotherapy response, familial cancer, as well as clinical trials in cancer patients. She chairs the Canterbury Comprehensive Cancer Centre which links clinicians, scientists, patients, NGOs and the community.