DK Theo Rayner

Theo Raynor researches how patients can be supported to make good decisions about their medicines and their health – notably through the provision of consumer medicines information – the written and spoken information available to people about their medicines. He spent 20 years practising as a hospital pharmacist, combining practice with research and teaching, before moving into academia in 1996.

He became the inaugural Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Leeds in 2000, where he led a highly active practice research programme. This work was complemented by the company which he co-founded, Luto Research, which spun out of the University in 2009. Theo remains an academic adviser to the company – see below.

Theo was appointed in 2010 to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society ‘Expert Advisory Panel on Pharmaceutical Science’ – now reformed as the RPS ‘Science & Research Board’. In a video commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Theo describes his research and its focus on making an impact on helping people take their medicines safely and effectivelyHe was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor in 2017, and now works part-time, continuing his work at research, practice and policy level in the UK, US and Australia.