Lives of the fellows

Louise Anne Brueton

b.31 January 1961 d.23 September 2014
MB BS Lond(1984) MRCP(1987) MD(1996) FRCP(1999)

Louise Brueton was a consultant clinical geneticist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. She was born in Harborne, Birmingham, the daughter of William Alfred Brueton, a transport manager, and Daphne Ellen Brueton. She was educated at Eccleston House School and the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Birmingham, and then studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School. As a medical student she won many prizes and awards, including the Richardson Kuhlman medal in her final exams. She qualified in MB BS in 1984.

After house posts at Whipps Cross Hospital and the Royal Free, she trained in paediatrics at St Thomas’ and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London. She then obtained an MRC clinical research fellowship in molecular genetics with Bob Williamson at St Mary’s Hospital and Robin Winter [Munk’s Roll, Vol.XI, p.631] at the Kennedy Galton Centre at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow. Her MD thesis was on mapping genes for craniosynostosis syndromes.

In 1993 she was appointed as a consultant at the Kennedy Galton Centre. In 2000 she moved to an appointment at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital. She continued her interest in teaching and research, and was the author of 77 papers.

In 1984 she married Philip Martin Cox, who became a senior lecturer in perinatal pathology. They had two sons, Gregory and Matthew. She enjoyed spending her free time with her family and friends, in particular taking part in outdoor pursuits. In 2011 she was diagnosed with a wild-type gastrointestinal stromal tumour. She was survived by her husband and their two sons.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2014 349 6856 – accessed 29 October 2016]

(Volume XII, page web)

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