Dr Kimberley Roper MSci, PhD

Dr Kimberley Roper

School of Pharmacy
Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Kim Roper is a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. She carries out research in organic chemistry focussing on the synthesis of small molecules and is involved in the development and delivery of the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) undergraduate degree programme.

Kim has very strong background in organic synthesis, having been trained in some of the leading synthetic chemistry groups in the UK and Australia. She has expertise in flow chemistry and her research interests centre around in new synthetic methods, particularly using photochemistry to make or activate novel drug molecules. 


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 2013
  • MSci in Natural Sciences (Chemistry), University of Cambridge, 2008


  • Medicinal Chemistry within the MPharm degree (Chemistry for Pharmacists 1 and 2)
  • BSc/MSci in Chemistry

Other activities

  • Member of the Young Chemists Panel, Society of Chemical Industry (2017-present)


Recent publications


Horvath, K, Newton, C, Roper, K, Ward, JS & Sherburn, M 2019, 'A broad‐spectrum synthesis of Tetravinylethylenes', Chemistry: A European Journal, vol. 25, no. 16, pp. 4072-4076. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201900550

Fossey, JS, Anslyn, EV, Brittain, WDG, Bull, SD, Chapin, BM, Le Duff, CS, James, TD, Lees, G, Lim, S, Lloyd, JAC, Manville, CV, Payne, DT & Roper, KA 2017, 'Rapid determination of enantiomeric excess via NMR spectroscopy: a research-informed experiment', Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 94, no. 1, pp. 79-84. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00355

Baumann, M, Baxendale, I, Hornung, C, Ley, S, Rojo, M & Roper, K 2014, 'Synthesis of riboflavines, quinoxalinones and benzodiazepines through chemoselective flow based hydrogenations', Molecules, vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 9736-9759. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules19079736

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