President - Professor Kristien Boelaert PhD, MRCP
Kristien Boelaert is a Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham with a research interest in thyroid diseases. She qualified in medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and completed her postgraduate education in the West Midlands and the University of Birmingham as a Clinical Lecturer and an MRC Clinician Scientist. Kristien was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and became Professor in 2020.
Kristien’s clinical research interests include the management of thyroid dysfunction, nodules and cancer, as well as endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Her laboratory research programme focuses on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer, and she is involved in a number of clinical trials in the field of thyroid diseases. She has published more than 150 papers over the last 20 years spanning discovery science, clinical research and trials and practice guidelines.
Kristien is the Chair of the Clinical Committee of the Society for Endocrinology and sits on various committees of the American Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Endocrine Society and Advisory Board member of Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The main themes of her current research programme are thermal ablation techniques for thyroid nodules and cardiometabolic consequences of hyperthyroidism.
President: Professor Kristien Boelaert (University of Birmingham)
Secretary: Professor Bijay Vaidya (Royal Devon & Exeter)
Treasurer: Dr Earn Gan (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Assistant Treasurer: Dr Jackie Gilbert (London)
Dr Karen Mullan (Belfast)
Dr Pete Taylor (Cardiff)
Dr Salman Razvi (Newcastle)
Dr Martin Read (Birmingham)
Dr Nicola Zammitt (Edinburgh)
Dr Nadia Schoenmakers (Cambridge)
Dr Koteshwara Muralidhara (Kingston Upon Thames)
Professor Simon Pearce
Trainee Committee Members
Dr Hannah Nieto (Birmingham)
Dr Muhammad Fahad Arshad (Sheffield)
Dr David Tansey (Dublin)
Our 2023 dates are as below:
Annual Meeting of the British Thyroid Association
- This face to face meeting was held on Friday 9th June 2023, at the Royal College of Pathologists, London.
- An example of the 2023 Programme can be found here
Details of the 2024 event will follow.
British Thyroid Association Trainee Day
This virtual meeting was held on Friday 10th March 2023
Details of the 2024 event will follow