Colonel Alan Roberts, OBE, TD, JP, DL, MPHIL, PhD, LLD, DSc, is Treasurer of the ARNI Trust. He is a distinguished medical scientist, and most notably invented Indermil Tissue Adhesive. Trained in hospitals in Newcastle and Leeds, he is a leading authority in the field of biomedical engineering, and has received the Prince Philip Medal for Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology for his advances in implantation materials in the human body. He is Professor of Biomaterials in Surgery at the University of Hull and consultant clinical scientist at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford. He was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Leeds for fourteen years until his retirement in 2004. Formerly Vice-President and currently Chair-Elect of Council of the Royal Society of Medicine, he is the founder of its newest Section: ‘Technology in Medicine’.