Robert Hardie is a Secular Franciscan. He was born in 1947 and qualified as a Doctor in 1972 from the Middlesex Hosptial London. Dr Hardie obtained his FRCS in 1978. He worked as a GP Surgeon in Swanage, Dorset and Melksham, Wiltshire. Dr Hardie retired from clinical practice in 2007. He has worked in Unganda and Bangladesh with NGOs. Dr Hardie is the immediate Past President of Catholic Medical Association (UK). He is Chairman of Catholic Medical Missionary Society, UK.