Professor Gilbert is Head of Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge. Her clinical work and research is focused on imaging techniques relating to breast cancer and oncology. She works in Addenbrookes Hospital and is part of the Cambridge Breast Unit which delivers screening to Cambridge & Huntingdon. Previously she has evaluated digital breast tomosynthesis and computer aidied detection in the breast screening programme. She undertakes research in risk adapted stratified breast screening using Abbreviated MRI, Tomosynthesis, Whole Breast Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Mammography. She maintains a strong interest in musculo-skeletal imaging. She is 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. She evaluates new imaging technology and is currently working on Artificial Intelligence in Imaging.
Since 2012 Professor Gilbert has been awarded fifteen competitive grants worth over £20M. She was a member of the NIHR HTA Board and then the EME Board and is on a number of advisory panels.
Professor Gilbert has 236 peer reviewed publications, 5 book chapters and numerous conference abstracts. She is a regular speaker at international Radiology conferences in Chicago and Vienna and was awarded Honorary membership of Radiological Society of North America in 2019, Honorary fellowship of the American College of Radiologists, the Gold Medal from the European Society of Radiology and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2021. She is current President of the European Society of Breast Imaging.