Pre/Perinatal/Paediatric Pathology SAC

Prenatal, perinatal and paediatric pathology is the study of the diseases and disorders of foetuses, babies and children.

Deliverables from the SAC include production of paediatric pathology workload matrices in line with existing college guidelines, support for national recruitment process for paediatric pathology trainees and planning for national paediatric pathology training days

Its impact includes ensuring safe and appropriately trained professionals to diagnose diseases of pregnancy, fetuses and children, including high quality investigation after death. 

Chair: Dr Samantha Holden

Committee Members

Careers in perinatal and paediatric pathology

Looking to find out more about a career in perinatal and paediatric pathology? The links below will give you more information about this specialty, including interviews with pathologists in this field.

  • Become a paediatric and perinatal pathologist

    Although some pathologists specialise in either perinatal or paediatric pathology, most work across both fields – diagnosing diseases and conditions affecting unborn babies through to older children.

Career case studies

  • Dr Caroline Gannon, paediatric and perinatal pathologist

    We work with families at what is an extremely difficult time in their life, but any information we can obtain will be used for the benefit of that mother and family for the future, and we can ensure that future pregnancies are managed optimally.