Dr Brooke Beardsley
Clinical Director Anatomical Pathology
MB ChB, FRCPA
Breast cancer, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, thoracic pathology & molecular testing
Dr Beardsley is a graduate of the University of Otago medical school, and completed her house officer and Pathology specialist training in Christchurch. After attaining her FRCPA, she commenced an 18 month fellowship in the UK with internationally renowned lung and breast Pathologists at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, and The Royal Brompton and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. She subsequently spent time working at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and then at St John of God Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, before returning to Christchurch.
Brooke is currently Co-Deputy Clinical Director of the Anatomical Pathology Department and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago. She has been part of a working group advising on Structured Pathology Data Specification for Lung Cancer and other Thoracic Malignancies for Te Aho O Te Kahu (NZ Cancer Control Agency), and is a member of the expert panel developing the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Structured Reporting protocols for breast pathology.
She is a member of the Pulmonary Pathology Society, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD).
Brooke is a member of the Breast, and Pulmonary and Thoracic pathology specialist teams, and contributes to the Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer and Interstitial Lung Disease multidisciplinary team meetings.