We’re counting on specialist data to information us via the coronavirus pandemic – so it’s extra essential than ever to understand what experience is and the place it comes from, says Roger Kneebone, writer of a brand new ebook on the topic
3 February 2021
IF ROGER KNEEBONE is an professional, he has unfold his experience broadly. Skilled as a medical physician, he spent a few years working as a trauma surgeon within the township of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the top of apartheid, earlier than returning to the UK to develop into a basic practitioner in rural Wiltshire.
Now in his third profession as a professor of surgical training at Imperial School London, he has been on the forefront of many inventions aimed toward widening the scope of influences that college students are uncovered to. These embody establishing a Centre for Efficiency Science with the neighbouring Royal School of Music and serving to to plan the Chemical Kitchen venture, which exposes chemistry undergraduates to lab abilities via the “non-threatening” parallel of cooking.
Kneebone has additionally tried his hand at many extracurricular actions, from flying gentle aeroplanes and studying to juggle to constructing harpsichords – with various levels of success, he freely admits. He just lately wrote a ebook, Knowledgeable: Understanding the trail to mastery. Drawing on the experiences of individuals from musicians to magicians and tailors to taxidermists – and a few scientific and medical consultants for good measure – it examines the ever-present, however understudied, technique of changing into an professional.
Richard Webb: Consultants are very a lot within the public eye for the time being.
Roger Kneebone: I completed writing the ebook simply earlier than the UK’s March covid-19 lockdown started. However now greater than ever we’d like to consider how we make use of probably the most invaluable facet of experience – the knowledge based mostly on expertise that enables individuals to present wise steerage about what to do …