Professor Larry Goodyer

Job: Professor of 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)116 250 6100




Personal profile

Larry Goodyer is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University UK. He worked as a clinical pharmacist through much of the 1980s and early 90s and until 2003 was Head of the Pharmacy Practice group at King’s College London.

His principal interest is within the field of travel medicine, in which he is keen to promote the role of pharmacists. He has lectured and taught widely on Travel Medicine to both Health professionals and the public and has been invited to address both national and international conferences on the subject, as well as appearances on television and radio broadcasts.Related research interests include methods for bite avoidance and medical supplies for overseas travel.

More broadly in his capacity as a Professor of Pharmacy Practice he has been involved in research and teaching on a wide range of issues related to the profession of Pharmacy. These include new roles for pharmacists such as prescribing and medicines management.

Research group affiliations

Pharmacy Practice

Research interests/expertise

Travel Medicine

The current active research streams in travel medicine are:

  • Methods and practice of bite avoidance
  • Practice and policy in running UK based travel clinics. In particular engagement by pharmacists with travel medicine
  • Pharmacy Practice and Education.

Areas of teaching

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Travel Medicine.


UK registered Pharmacist 

Honours and awards

  • Rufus A Lyman Award 2003 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - Best paper in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
  • Best Review in the Journal of Travel Medicine 2010.

Membership of external committees

  • National Travel Health Network and Centre Advisory Group (2004-2007)
  • GSK Malaria Advisory Panel (2004 – present)
  • Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education Advisory Board  2007-2009
  • Specialist Library for Ethnicity and Health Advisory Board 2007-present
  • Advisory Committee of Malaria Chemoprophylaxis (HPA)
  • Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine Pharmacist Professional Group.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Elected Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
  • Vice Chair of the British Travel Health Association.
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Fellow of the International Society of Travel Medicine

Conference attendance

Recent Abstracts and Poster:

Larry Goodyer, Vicky Wong, Kate Keen, Paul F Long. Testing of SteriPEN, a portable ultraviolet light water purifier, using water samples collected from the environment. NECTM 2008 Helsinki

S. Walsh, Goodyer L. Bactericidal Activity of H20-NO Hand Rub Formulations against Escherichia coli. ISTM 2009 Budapest.

Goodyer LI, Bank L. "Vaccinations in Travel Clinics – Who is Responsible?” ISTM 2009 Budapest.

Dawoud D, Goodyer LI. Pharmacists’ views and experiences of implementing Supplementary Prescribing: a qualitative investigation British Pharmaceutical Conference. Manchester 2009.

Goodyer LI. Attitudes and use of mosquito bite avoidance measures by travellers to malaria endemic areas 17th European Society for Vector Ecology Conference Wroclaw, Poland 2010.

Pharmacists in Travel Medicine Workshop. Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine Boston 2011.

Pharmacists in Travel Medicine. FIP Hyderabad 2011.

Consultancy work

  • GSK
  • Norgine
  • Sigma Tau.
  • Nomad Clinics and Travel stores UK

Current research students

Neenah Lakhani 2nd Supervisor.

Professional esteem indicators

Chair of the British Global and Travel Heath Association

Editorial Board Journal of Travel Medicine


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