Helen Roper

Consultant Neuromuscular Paediatrician


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 in 2017 and 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. Over the past few years, the unit has become increasingly involved in clinical trials of new treatments for DMD and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Dr Roper has also 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