Ms Helen Root

Job: Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 207 8112




Personal profile

Helen Root began her pharmacy career as a dispensing technician, before going on to study pharmacy at the University of Bradford and registering as a pharmacist in 2005, bringing over 20 years’ experience in community pharmacy to the department. She has worked as a community pharmacist, specialising in services such as anticoagulation testing and substance misuse before taking up the role of teacher practitioner for Boots Pharmacy at De Montfort University.

She joined the Leicester School of Pharmacy full time in 2013 where she teaches Pharmacy Practice and primarily Pharmacy Law.

Helen has held various roles of responsibility within the school, including MPharm Staff Student Consultative Committee Chair, MPharm Employability Champion and she is currently the MPharm Admissions Tutor.

Having a keen interest in pharmacy careers and post-graduate education, Helen is the leads on preparing for pre-registration training and organises the now annual MPharm careers event, which attracts major pharmacy employers and key leaders in the profession. She also works as a local events tutor for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Eduction (CPPE) who provide continuing professional development for pharmacy teams.

Helen is a contributing author to the 11th edition of Dale and Appelbe’s Pharmacy and Medicines Law.

Research group affiliations

  • Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice

Research interests/expertise

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Education

Areas of teaching

  • Pharmacy Law
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Public Health


  • MPharm (2004)
  • PGCertHE (2014)
  • FHEA (2014)

Courses taught

  • MPharm
  • NMP, Pharmacology and Therapeutics for prescribers (2013 – 2017)

Honours and awards

  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service to DMU (2017)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member of PLEA (Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association) (2014 – date)
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian (2005 – date)

Professional licences and certificates

  • Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council

Forthcoming events

  • 4th Annual PEER (Pharmacy, Employability, Enhancement and Recruitment) conference. 27th February 2018. De Montfort University.

Consultancy work

  • Designer and writer of the pre-registration training programme for a pharmacy training provider, Scientia Skills Limited.

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