Tweddle, Professor Deborah

Professor Deborah TweddleProfessor of Paediatric Oncology and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Oncology

  • Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Oncology
  • Tel: 0191 282 4068
  • GMC Code: 3546796
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MB ChB (Hons), PhD, FRCPCH
  • Special Interests


  • Biography


    BSc (Hons), Experimental Immunology and Oncology, Manchester University, 1988; MB ChB (Hons),  Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Manchester University, 1991; Member of the Royal College of Physicians/Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), 1994; PhD, Newcastle University, 2002; Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (FRCPCH).

    Career history

    Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology, 2004-2011; Lecturer and Honorary Registrar in Paediatric Oncology, 2002-2004; Department of Health Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Newcastle University, 2002-2008; Specialist Registrar in Paediatrics, Newcastle and North Tyneside Hospitals,1999-2002; Research Registrar in Paediatric Oncology, Newcastle University, 1996-1999; LRF Fellow in Paediatric Oncology, Newcastle Hospitals 1995-1996; SHO and Senior Resident in Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Duke University Hospital, North Carolina, USA 1993-1995; SHO and PRHO in Medicine and Surgery, Manchester Hospitals, 1991-1992.


    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; United Kingdom Children's Cancer and leukaemia Group (CCLG); British Association for Cancer Research; American Association for Cancer Research; British Medical Association;

    National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Clinical Studies Group, Neuroblastoma Subgroup.

    Chair of UK CCLG Neuroblastoma Special Interest Group.

    Medical Trustee of Neuroblastoma Society.

  • Directorate

    Children’s Services    

  • Hospital Base

    Great North Children's Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly neuroblastoma clinics; four long-term follow up clinics per year; two Joint Opsoclonus-Myoclonus clinics with Dr Ki Pang (Consultant Paediatric Neurologist) per year; threejoint Oncology/Endocrinology clinics with Dr Debbie Matthews (Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist) per year.

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Lesley Cowell and Mrs Gwen Emmerson
  • Any other Information

    Academic Paediatric Oncologist with a clinical and laboratory research interest in neuroblastoma.

  • Deborah Tweddle 
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