Dr. Bridget Ellul, MB.ChB., MRCPath., FRCPath. graduated in Medicine at the University of Glasgow, UK, in 1980 and specialised in Histopathology and Forensic Medicine. She worked as Consultant Histopathologist, 1991-2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Malta, and as part-time lecturer before moving to a full-time academic post at the University of Malta, in Forensic Medicine, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. She was appointed Head of the Department in 2005.
Her contribution to medical education includes over 20 years of teaching Pathology to medical, dental and healthcare students, undergraduate and postgraduate project supervision and administrative work, including 14 years on the Curriculum Committee and the last 2 years on the new Board of Studies for the medical degree course. She also co-ordinates all the University programmes in Forensic Medicine, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, for medical, dental, criminology and law students.
Dr. Ellul has provided forensic pathology services since 1987, initially in Scotland for the Crown Office and since 1992 for the Law Courts in Malta, with an interest in road traffic accidents and deaths in water, including diving incidents. She was chair, 2001-2012, of the Board of the Institute of Criminology, now a Department in the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. She is the national representative on the European Council of Legal Medicine.
Interest in the practice of ethics and medical law in healthcare led not only to student supervision and specific lectures in various faculties, but also to serving on the Medicine and the Law Programme, Faculty of Laws. At the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, she serves on the Bioethics Research Programme and the ELSI committee of BBMRI-ERIC Malta node and has eight years experience working on its Research Ethics Committee. She is currently a member of the Health Ethics Committee, Department of Health, responsible for assessing clinical trials.
She has served on the Medical Council, the national Bioethics Consultative Committee and for 16 years as President of the Malta College of Pathologists, which College she still represents on the Specialist Accreditation Committee, which accredits postgraduate medical training.