I have been immersed in the field of simulated patients, simulated relatives and simulated health care professionals (SPs) for many years. I am driven by my belief that in order for any health professional to deliver care that is kind, compassionate and competent, hearing from the patient, relative and colleague perspective is an essential component. I am a keen advocate of hybrid and multimodal simulation and in using humans in human factor teaching and learning. In 2018, I was the fourth in the country to be awarded national individual simulation accreditation through the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).
I have nursing qualifications in three countries, UK, Canada and America. I have spent many years
working overseas and have conducted research that looks internationally at the infrastructure necessary for safe and effective SP programmes.
Tropical medicine, inflight nursing, intensive care and emergency care have been my specialist areas of practice, before moving into clinical management, education and consultancy. I am an executive board member of ASPiH, a Mental Health First Aid instructor (MHFA-England), a Making Every Contact Count (MECC) instructor and a forum theatre practitioner.
Alongside my work as a Senior Lecturer, I work independently – objectively, collaboratively and
supportively – providing SPs and facilitating communication skills sessions, to many health care
organisations, HEIs and the independent sector.
In the past, I have enjoyed trekking at altitude and exploring less explored areas of the globe.