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Helen P. Roper, MBChB, MD

Healthcare Provider
Consultant Neuromuscular Paediatrician
Birmingham Children’s Hospitals
Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Dr. Helen Roper is a paediatrician specialising in neuromuscular disorders. She is based at Birmingham Heartlands and Birmingham Children’s Hospitals and runs a service for children with neuromuscular conditions from the West Midlands. 400 children are seen in the multi-disciplinary clinics, including 100 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Dr. Roper convened the UK Muscle Interest Group until 2017and has been a member of the Council of the British Myology Society and the British Paediatric Neurology Association. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Neuromuscular Disorders.

Dr. Roper has acted as a member of the Safety and data monitoring committees for a number of DMD trials. She has more than 40 publications in the neuromuscular field.


Representative Publications:

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: the management of scoliosis

Postexercise muscle glycogen synthesis with combined glucose and fructose ingestion

Skeletal muscle collagen content in humans after high-force eccentric contractions