Professor Roger Kneebone is a clinician and educationalist who leads a multidisciplinary research group at Imperial College London. His innovative work on contextualised simulation builds on his personal experience as a surgeon and a general practitioner, and his interest in domains of expertise beyond medicine. Roger has built an unorthodox and creative team of clinicians, computer scientists, design engineers, social scientists, artists, performers and prosthetics experts. Roger has an international profile as an academic and innovator and is a 2011 National Teaching Fellow. He is passionate about public engagement, which he sees as a translational resource bridging the worlds of clinical practice, biomedical science, patients and society. In 2013 Roger will take up a prestigious Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship.