Elected: 2017
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Robert James Campbell Steele CBE, FMedSci, FRSE

Clinical Research Professor in Surgery and Health Screening, University of Dundee.

Professor Robert Steele is one of the UK’s most prominent research surgeons with research interests in surgery, colorectal cancer, cancer prevention and health screening. He joined the University of Dundee in 1996 as Professor of Surgical Oncology and became Head of Cancer Research Division in 2013. Having led the pilot that led to colorectal cancer screenings throughout the UK, Robert directs the Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. Previously a Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Robert Chairs the Board of Directors of the Scottish Cancer Foundation and Chairs the Trustees of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.