Dr Timothy Cheetham
Consultant/Senior Lecturer

  • Email: timothy.cheetham@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 9562
  • Address: Institute of Genetic Medicine
    c/o Department of Paediatric Endocrinology
    Old Children's Out Patients
    Royal Victoria Infirmary
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 4LP

Associate Editor Archives of Disease in Childhood 

Chair of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Patient advisor and trustee, British Thyroid Foundation

Chair of the Joint Standing committee for Congenital Hypothyroidism (JSCCHT)

Member of the blood spot advisory group (BSAG)

Investigator and Chair of the steering committee, UK Collaborative study of Congenital Hypothyroidism (UKCS CHT)

 

Research program and associated publications (recent past) is in 4 key areas:

1. Thyrotoxicosis (Graves' hyperthyroidism)

Lead/CI, National Thyrotoxicosis study (BSPED Clinical Studies Group). A multicentre study of thyrotoxicosis management funded by the BTF and CGF. Recruitment complete, data analysis underway (november 2015)

Adjuvant Rituximab - a potential cure for the young patient with Graves’ hyperthyroidism. Medical Research Council DPFS, lead applicant: 970,000 pounds. To commence 2016.

2. Congenital Hypothyroidism

Local investigations into screening program performance, disease incidence and potential underlying mechanisms.

Investigator and Chair of the steering committee, UK Collaborative study of Congenital Hypothyroidism (UKCS CHT)

3. Diabetes

Local collaboration looking at disease epidemiology and underlying disease mechanisms.

Local lead for a number of National studies including SCIPI (subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in children) and AdDIT (randomised trial of statin / ACE inhibitor therapy in type 1 diabetes.

4. Growth   

Long term outcome in babies born preterm. This is a collaboration with Dr Nick Embleton (neonatal consultant, Newcastle).             

Growth and pubertal delay in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Collaboration with Professor Volker Straub.                        

Medical Students (first, fourth and final year)
Ph D / MD students (currently 2)
Postgraduate student progression panels
Faculty, ESPE summer school 2014