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

Chair of the Joint Standing committee for Congenital Hypothyroidism

Member of the blood spot advisory group 

Associate Editor Archives of Disease in Childhood 

Editorial board, Case Reports in Endocrinology.  

Chair-elect of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Patient advisor, British Thyroid Foundation

Member of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology congenital hypothyroid consensus group 



Recent research and associated publications has been in 4 key areas:

1. Congenital Hypothyroidism

Local investigation into screening programme performance, disease incidence and potential underlying mechanisms 

Investigator and steering committe member, UK Collaborative study of Congenital Hypothyroidism (UKCS CHT)

Member of the Congenital Hypothyroid consensus group 


2. Thyrotoxicosis

Chief Investigator, National Thyrotoxicosis study (BSPED Clinical Studies Group) 

Studies into radio-iodine administration in young people 


3. Diabetes

Local collaboration looking at disease epidemiology and potential underying disease mechanisms

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


4. Muscle function as determined by MRS in GH deficiency and vitamin D deficiency 


Medical Students (first, fourth and final year primarily)