Dr Judy Bligh



Breast Pathology, Cytopathology, Gynaecological Histopathology

Phone number

07 3377 8626

Email: judy_bligh@snp.com.au

Special interests: Breast pathology, cytopathology, gynaecological histopathology

Dr Judy Bligh is a consultant histopathologist specialising in breast pathology, gynaecological histopathology and cytology at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's main laboratory in Brisbane.

Dr Bligh graduated in medicine from The University of Queensland in 1985 and undertook an internship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. After a brief time working in general practice, she moved to the UK where she worked in Infectious Diseases at the Edinburgh City Hospital. Returning to Brisbane in 1990, she undertook further training in microbiology at The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and after two years made the decision to transfer to anatomical pathology. Working in microbiology had given her an interest in the histopathological investigation of infectious diseases.

Dr Bligh was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 1995 and went on to work as a consultant histopathologist in the private sector. Here, she developed expertise across a broad range of histopathology with an emphasis on breast and gynaecology. In 2001, she joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, specialising in women's health. For a number of years, she served as Visiting Medical Officer to the Mater Private Hospital.

She reports across all aspects of breast pathology, gynaecological histopathology and cytology, including histopathological investigations associated with cervical screening. She has memberships of the Australasian Society of Breast Disease, Australian Society of Cytology, International Academy of Cytology, International Academy of Pathology, and the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

Dr Bligh participates in regular breast and gynaecology multidisciplinary meetings across Brisbane.

At the practice, she is involved in registrar training. This includes providing support to registrars who are publishing in scientific journals. Recent publications include collaboration with the Microbiology Department.