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Thyroid Science, 5(7)1-6, 2010

Peter Warmingham, BSc (Hons), MIET

Peter Warmingham joined Rolls-Royce directly after leaving school. After completing three years of a five year trade apprenticeship at Spadeadam rocket test site, he transferred to a four year undergraduate apprenticeship, moving to what is now Roll-Royce’s Marine Power site in Derby, England, in 1970. In 1972 he gained a BSc Honours in Electrical and Electronic engineering, one of his final subjects being control systems. For the last ten years, he has worked on the reliability assessments of electrical equipment used in safety-critical instrumentation and control systems. He also has a part-time voluntary role as a Rolls-Royce company editor, reviewing reports written by his colleagues most of which are subject to both internal and external peer review.

After his wife was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995, Mr. Warmingham became involved with various local and national self-help groups, including the Derby Branch of BackCare and the Nottingham and East Midlands Fibromyalgia Support Group. He corresponded with the New Zealand haematologist, Dr Les Simpson, about his Red Blood Cell Shape Analysis research, after hearing Dr. Simpson give a talk on the topic, and met Dr. Jacob Tietelbaum at the 1999 and 2002 fibromyalgia conferences.

In January 2001, Mr. Warmingham became the first coordinator of the Medical Advisory Board set up to support the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group for Fibromyalgia. In July 2001 he attended a seminar on chronic fatigue syndrome held as part of the British Association for Psychopharmacology’s Summer Meeting in the International Centre, Harrogate. In April 2002, he attended the Fibromyalgia Association UK’s Professional’s Conference, also held in the International Centre, Harrogate.

Through Thyroid UK, Mr. Warmingham first made contact with the Nottingham-based Thyroid Self Help Group. It was here where he was introduced to the work and ideas of Dr. John C. Lowe, so coming to realise the importance of hypothyroidism in relation to fibromyalgia. In October 2002, Mr. Warmingham wrote an article for the East Midlands Fibromyalgia Support Group newsletter called “Fibromyalgia has Been Solved!”

In 2003, Mr. Warmingham joined the committee of Thyroid UK where he met Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield and ran the Thyroid UK advisory panel for several years. He has recently become a trustee of that organisation.

Mr. Warmingham has had articles published in the Fibromyalgia Association UK’s magazine, Thyroid UK’s newsletter and website, the East Midlands Fibromyalgia Support Group’s newsletter, and the Environmental Issues Forum (EIF) newsletter. He also contributes to and edits the Thyroid Self Help Group’s quarterly newsletter.

(Free Full Text to Mr. Warmingham's Hypothesis Paper in pdf format)

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