Professor Roger Kneebone on enlightening collaborations
Roger started his career as a surgeon and then went on to make a significant contribution to surgical education. He now directs the Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS), based within the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial’s Chelsea & Westminster campus. The ICCES is a creative research group, bringing together clinicians, educationalists, computer scientists, psychologists, social scientists, design engineers and experts from the visual and performing arts – to realise the potential of simulation to enhance human health.
Roger is committed to public engagement having delivered numerous activities at high-profile festivals and visitor attractions. He is drawing on this experience to expand the role of the ICCES to explore how simulation can enable the public to engage with medicine in a manner that surfaces their perspectives alongside that of patients, clinicians and other ‘experts’.
Listen to Roger in conversation with Vicky Brightman about his unique engagement methods and the benefits of collaborating outside one's own discipline.
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Roger draws parallels with his surgical endeavours and the work of his friend, a bespoke tailor.
Roger's work in simulation for teaching is wide-reaching; its applications have even stretched as far as a performance simulator at the Royal College of Music to help musicians overcome stage fright. Here, he draws parallels with his surgical endeavours and the work of his friend, a bespoke tailor in London, noting that neither one could do the other's job despite similar requirements in dexterity.
Solving stage fright in virtual reality
How new virtual reality technology could help to ease performers' anxieties.
Do you hate performing in front of an audience? New virtual reality technology could ease your fears. Imperial’s Professor Roger Kneebone and the Royal College of Music’s Professor Aaron Williamon discuss a new mobile performance simulator to help musicians, politicians or business leaders, perform in front of an audience.
The art of surgery – encounters and connections
On how surgery is a profession, a craft and a performance.
In his inaugural lecture, Professor Roger Kneebone explores how surgery can be considered a profession that is also a craft and a performance.
The craft of surgery
Exploring the crossovers between surgery and tailoring.
Professor Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education, Imperial College London, PhD FRCS FRCSEd FRCGP, and Joshua Byrne, Byrne & Burge, discuss the crossovers between surgery and tailoring.