Obituary: Dr Adrian Root

It is with great sadness that we share news that our colleague Dr Adrian Root, Research Fellow in Epidemiology and PhD candidate here at the School, has died of cancer.

Adrian was a GP who came to the School to study the MSc in Epidemiology, which he completed in 2013. He was awarded an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship to pursue a PhD, which is testament to his talent as a researcher. Adrian was working on his PhD under the supervision of Dr Ian Douglas and Prof Liam Smeeth, looking at the population impact of drug-drug interactions in primary care. He was a member of the Electronic Health Records Research Group and ran the LSHTM choir.

As well as a valued researcher, Adrian was also a well-regarded teacher, teaching on the short course in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance, and on the Statistical Methods in Epidemiology MSc module.

Adrian was a much loved and respected colleague and he will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family and friends.

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