Robert Duncan McKendrickBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1947 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1947
- Robert Thompson,
- Jess McKendrick
Robert Duncan McKendrick (“Robbie”) was born on 6 July 1973 in St Andrews. His father served in the Royal Air Force, instilling an early enthusiasm for aircraft and aspirations to fly fast jets. Robbie spent an early childhood in Germany and the United States prior to arriving in Lincolnshire aged 11.
He attended Bedford School before obtaining a first class degree in physiology at Newcastle University, where he met Jess, his future wife. He subsequently achieved a degree in medicine at Manchester University. Student life was to be enjoyed and Robbie did not fail. Holiday work at the pork pie factory, the daffodil …