VICTORIA is an emergency physician and medical educator.
She works at the Gold Coast, Australia – in the Emergency Department of the Gold Coast Health Service, and at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences, Director of the Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative and Medicine where she is the Director of the Simulation program.
Victoria’s main interests are simulation for culture change, quality improvement and high-performance teamwork. She aims to bring healthcare ‘tribes’ together for better patient care. Victoria is also actively involved in faculty development in simulation and medical education through her work at the Gold Coast and with the Harvard Macy Institute
Victoria is an enthusiast in the social media and FOAM world. She hosts the Harvard Macy Institute podcast.
Jesse’s substantive work is as a Clinical Nurse in a combined adult and paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Queensland. He uses much of his discretionary time doing “volunteer” work in the form of conference organising, co-producing free, open-access healthcare simulation podcast Simulcast, and producing nursing practice development blog and podcast Injectable Orange. Jesse has a publication record and research interest in online communities of practice in health professional education. Jesse is also involved in the production and delivery of a number of courses in paediatric and adult emergency and critical care. Much of Jesse’s interest in simulation lies at the interface between simulated and real clinical practice, completing his Master of Clinical Nursing project on the implementation of a critical care clinical event debriefing program. An exercise science graduate, sport and functional fitness tragic, Jesse classes himself a lifelong student of teaching, learning, health and human performance. Jesse’s proudest roles are head cheerleader for his wife (a busy academic), and their near-adult daughter, and best friend and co-navigator of life to his young son living with autism and ADHD.
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Ben Symon is a paediatric emergency physician at The Prince Charles Hospital and a Simulation Consultant for Children’s Health Queensland’s simulation service (STORK). He is international faculty for The Debriefing Academy. He has a strong interest in clinical event debriefing and in the way our words shape how we resuscitate, deal with conflict and connect with our colleagues and patients.
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Jessica is a Critical Care Nurse and health professions educator.
She is currently based in New South Wales – working as an Intensive Care nurse, key lead for the Surgical Outcomes Improvement Unit at John Hunter Hospital and Nursing Academic at the University of Newcastle. Jessica holds post graduate nursing qualifications and has recently completed her PhD in Medical Education, where she explored the use of moulage in simulation.
Her main interests are in the intersection between authenticity and artificial representations of reality, optimising patient outcomes through informatics and improvement strategies for better health care (such as education, simulation and policy improvement).
In her “spare” time she likes to use social media for health science literacy, often has a camera in hand and is dreaming of her next coffee.
Follow Jessica at @j_stokesparish
Charlotte is an emergency registrar and educator.
She is currently completing her clinical training on the Gold Coast, and is working at Bond University within their Simulation and Bond Virtual Hospital programs.
Charlotte’s first encounters with simulation were as a junior medical student; holding the live stream camera, playing a confederate role and acting as general gofer. As she develops as an educator, she is interested in how simulation educators themselves learn and improve. She joins Simulcast as one of the hosts of the series ‘Simulation 101’.
Follow Charlotte at @_CharAlexander