Welcome to the official website of Roger Kneebone

From lectures at Gresham College to the 'Countercurrent' podcast, The Art Workers' Guild to Imperial College London.

Take a look around to find out about my work and please get in touch if you'd like to know more.



Understanding the
Path to Mastery

Paperback, 2021

What could a lacemaker have in common with vascular surgeons? A Savile Row tailor with molecular scientists? A fighter pilot with jazz musicians? At first glance, very little. But Roger Kneebone is the expert on experts, having spent a lifetime finding the connections.


Upcoming Events

In praise of Serendipity

The Lancet

An essay by Roger Kneebone and Giulia Frezza

Guest on The Emergency Mind Podcast

Hosted by Dr Dan Dworkis, Keck Medicine of USC

Roger Kneebone
The Emergency Mind podcast

Life on a Knife Edge

TEDx at Haberdashers School

Roger Kneebone

Recent Publications

Past Events

How to Become an Expert


The path to mastery is long, winding and hugely fulfilling. Use this map to navigate and overcome any bumps along the way

The Day of Doubt

Imperial College (South Kensington), Wed 27 September, 10:30 – 18:00

All are welcome to the Good Science Project‘s first conference. Join leading scientists, including Sir Paul Nurse FRS, and Dame Ottoline Leyser FRS, and our provost Professor Ian Walmsley, as we debate today’s research culture and the values needed for good science.

If you enjoy discussion about science, have views about its place in society and the way it organises itself in universities, then this conference is for you. Expect a lively day, with plenty of interaction, as we search for a better research culture. The conference is free and lunch is provided.
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