Pathologists in Profile Podcast Series

Welcome to the Pathologists in Profile podcast. In this podcast series, we’ll be chatting to some incredibly inspiring people working across the 17 different pathology specialties. Each month we’ll be releasing 2 episodes, featuring the same guest speaker. In part one, we will explore the life and career of our podcast guest, and in part 2, we’ll be delving into a case study chosen by our guest.

You can listen to all the podcast episodes below, on Soundcloud and also on Spotify

About the podcast host 

Natasha Cutmore

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Natasha Cutmore studied medicine at the University of Birmingham before moving to West Yorkshire to train in Histopathology. Natasha is currently out of programme on her PhD in Cambridge, where she is learning the craft of bioinformatics.  

"I really do love pathology in all its forms and feel it is a shame that we are sometimes thought of as a 'hidden' specialty. A big motivator behind creating the podcast was my passion for people to hear about the varied and amazing careers that this sector offers and to promote the wonderful world of pathology."

About the podcast sponsor

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The Pathologists in Profile podcast is kindly sponsored by Cirdan. Cirdan is a leading provider of informatics and imaging solutions that enhance and speed up the diagnosis of patients. Headquartered in the UK, with offices in Canada and Australia, Cirdan is recognised as one of the leading suppliers of laboratory information systems worldwide. Their systems are currently helping to increase efficiency and streamline operations in clinical laboratories across six continents. Find out more at  

Latest episodes

May 2024


Our final podcast guest in the Pathologists in Profile series is Consultant Dermatopathologist, Dr Bipin Mathew FRCPath. Dr Bipin Mathew studied medicine at University in India, before undertaking his pathology training.  He moved to the UK in 2004 and completed his histopathology specialty training in Yorkshire. During his first consultant post in Hull, he helped develop local training of extended practitioners, at a time when this was a very new role.  His passion for education continued as he became a Training Programme Director in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.  More recently, his leadership and management roles have extended into molecular pathology and he is Core Lead for the Genomics Laboratory Hub for the North East and Yorkshire. 



Part one: Dr Bipin Mathew's life and career

Part 2: Dr Bipin Mathew's case study

In part 2 of our interview with Consultant Dermatopathologist, Dr Bipin Mathew, Bipin talks about BAP1-inactivated melanocytomas (BIMs). His interest in these entities stem from the increased understanding that molecular pathology has given pathologists in diagnosing these melanocytomatic tumours. Bipin talks about some of the fascinating cases of BIMs he has seen in his work, and the team who he works with on diagnosing them and recommending treatment.

2023 podcast episodes

  • February 2023 podcast with Heidi Doughty

    Our first podcast guest of 2023 is Dr Heidi Doughty, a Consultant in Transfusion Medicine who previously worked for NHS Blood and Transplant in Birmingham, UK.

  • June 2023 podcast with Dr Matt Ceika

    Our June podcast episode is Consultant Forensic Pathologist Dr Matt Cieka. Matt works for police forces across the South East of England. He also performs coroner’s post mortem examinations to assist in the investigation of non-suspicious deaths.

  • September 2023 podcast with Meena Upadhyaya

    Our September podcast guest is Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE PhD FRCPath FLSW.


2021 podcast pilot with Professor Sarah Coupland

Pilot episodes 

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In our pilot episodes, host Natasha speaks with consultant histopathologist, Prof. Sarah Coupland. Originally from Australia, where she studied Medicine before moving to Germany to do her specialist training in Pathology, Sarah is a Consultant Histopathologist and the current George Holt Chair of Pathology in Liverpool. She was Director of the ‘North West Cancer Research Centre’ for 6 years until December 2019. Since November 2020, Sarah is the current Vice President (Communications) and Genomics Lead of the Royal College of Pathologists. She is also General Secretary-Elect of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Part one: Prof. Sarah Coupland's life and career

In part one, Natasha finds out about Sarah’s childhood in Australia, what inspired Sarah to pursue medicine, and the challenges and successes throughout her training and career.


Part two: Prof. Sarah Coupland's case studies

In part two, Sarah discusses two patients who presented with vitreous floaters (specks or dots in a one’s vision that seem to float away when looked at directly) but received different diagnoses.