Roger Kneebone is Professor of Surgical Education in the Department of Surgery & Cancer at Imperial College London.
Roger trained first as a general and trauma surgeon, working both in the UK and in Southern Africa. After his specialist training he worked as a general practitioner at a large group practice in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. In the 1990s he pioneered an innovative national training programme for minor surgery within primary care. In 2003 Roger joined Imperial College London where he leads the UK’s only Masters in Education (MEd) in Surgical Education, started in October 2005.
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 publishes widely, speaks frequently at national and international conferences and serves on the Editorial Board of Simulation in Healthcare. He is deeply committed to Outreach and Public Engagement, and is currently working on innovative projects with the Science Museum, Wellcome Trust and major science festivals. In July 2011 he received a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship Award.
In 2012 Roger was awarded a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship to support his work promoting public engagement with science and medicine.