The Boelaert translational thyroid research group focuses on the epidemiology of thyroid disease utilising a number of large clinical databases. Specifically, we are involved in projects relating to the diagnosis, the management and the long-term consequences of thyroid dysfunction. Additional interests include the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, approaches to improve iodine deficiency in the UK and the identification of novel genes in congenital hypothyroidism.
We are an active and successful group of clinical and non-clinical investigators delivering a large portfolio of innovative translational research into the field of thyroid diseases. Testing our hypotheses in state-of-the-art laboratory and translational studies has allowed us to develop into a leading international centre for the study of thyroid disease. We work highly collaboratively across schools and colleges within the University as well as with experts in leading national and international centres.