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Professor of Surgical Education, Imperial College London

Professor Roger Kneebone trained first as a general and trauma surgeon, working both in the UK and in Southern Africa before becoming a GP in the UK.

In the 1990s he pioneered an innovative national training programme for minor surgery within primary care and in 2003 he left his practice to join Imperial.

Much of Roger’s current research focuses on simulation. He leads an unorthodox and creative research group, bringing together clinicians, educationalists, computer scientists, psychologists, social scientists, design engineers and experts from the visual and performing arts.

Roger holds grants from the EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, Wellcome Trust and London Deanery. He has a wide range of professional interests and is especially interested in collaborative research at the intersections between traditional disciplinary boundaries. Current work is exploring synergies between clinical care, biomedical science, art, humanities and performance.

He is also the Wellcome Trust fellow for public engagement.


  • 2013–present
    Engagement Fellow, Wellcome Trust