Prof Justin Cobb studied medicine at Magdalen College Oxford, graduating in 1982. He trained in Oxford, London and Brighton. In 1991 he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Middlesex. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 1992. After 15 years as a consultant at UCLH and Hon Senior Lecturer at UCL, he joined Imperial as chair of orthopaedics in 2005. Cobb spends around half his time working at in the MSK Lab Charing Cross Hospital as an Orthopedic Surgeon and half his time as a researcher. In 1992 the special trustees ofThe Middlesex, awarded his first grant, which led to the development, with Brian Davies, of Acrobot, the worlds first haptic based robotic assistant, which is now being sold in the USA by Stanmore Implants. Professor Cobb is a civilian advisor in orthopaedics to the Royal Air Force. He is on the staff of King Edward VII hospital for Officers, and is Orthopaedic Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen.