Simon Pearce qualified in Medicine MB,BS 1st class honours from Newcastle University. Following internal medicine training in Newcastle, Leeds and London, he undertook postgraduate training in endocrinology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London (MD degree awarded with distinction); Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA; and latterly as a Wellcome Trust Advanced fellow in Newcastle, UK. He is the Editor-in-Chief for European Thyroid Journal, and currently President of the British Thyroid Association (2020-2022). The main themes of his research programme are to finding new treatments for Graves’ disease and Addison’s disease, understanding the basis for autoimmune endocrine disease and improving the long-term management of thyroid diseases. He has published more than 200 papers, with a 2021 H-index of 55 (Clarivate/ISI).