Doctor Kate Wilding (series 14-17) is Dr George Bullard's replacement as resident forensic pathologist. Her confident, competent, no-nonsense approach has earned the detectives' respect. She is unmarried and is also a professor. Her parents Giles and Laura, have appeared in one episode, The Flying Club. In the series 18 opener, Habeas Corpus, Wilding has left Midsomer to take up a professorship in Brighton. She is briefly seen on-screen in a photo with Ben Jones, who had previously relocated to Brighton.