MEET THE EXEC
ASPiH Executive Committee - Are you interested in joining the Exec? Please see link below to submit an expression of interest
ASPiH always welcome expressions of interest for enthusiastic individuals interested in becoming an Executive member. If you would like to know more about the role and future vacancies please get in touch with any members of the executive (details on the website) or email [email protected]
Dr Michael Moneypenny became President of ASPiH in November 2020.
Michael is particularly interested in patient safety and the role of human factors ergonomics in improving system performance and personal wellbeing. He is an educational coordinator at the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors where he facilitates anaesthetic and “train the trainer” courses.
Michael is dad to three girls and a boy, he spends a considerable amount of time entertaining (and being entertained by) them. He likes to potter around the garden and he and his wife spend time walking, reading and catching up on their sleep.
Colette is the deputy director for the simulation and interactive learning centre at Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London where she takes a lead role in faculty development and inter-professional programmes including COVID 19 on the wards, Reducing restraint and Safer tracheostomy care.
Colette specialised in intensive care nursing before moving into education and practice development positions. She has kept strong professional & clinical links within acute & critical care, and is a regional advisor for the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN).
Colette has been involved in Simulation based education since 2009 and has a special interest in debriefing in SBE and Clinical Human Factors. She continues to develop her skills through peer coaching and reflective practice, and has undertaken several training programmes to further her own skills in this modality including the CMS Instructors course (2016) CMS feedback course (2020) and the Debriefing Academy’s Master Debriefer Course (2021).
Colettes non-working passions are local green spaces and her two miniature schnauzers who lead her a merry dance at times but also allow her to go to wonderful places and meet other shchnauzer pawrents #schnauzerfest. Colette volunteers in her two local parks and does anything from litter picking to campaigning for new trees and organising small events such as Paws in the Park.
Andrew Graham Buttery; BSc; MSc; DipMedEd (Dist.); RODP
After 20 years clinical work as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), an increasing interest in education and
improvement led to a full-time educator role as Simulation Specialist in 2004.
A Human Factors Editor for the European Simulation Conference (SESAM) in 2014, 2015 and the European subject expert for the International Certification as Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) award.
Co-designed and delivered a workshop on Human Factors Education for the UK Clinical Human Factors Group in 2012.
I have (more or less) lapsed qualifications as a RC(UK) ALS Instructor and GIC Faculty; ACLS Provider; TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer; Simulated Patient Framework SP and SP Trainer; CHSE; and co-author of a few papers.
Now Regional Simulation and Human Factors Project Lead for HEE KSS, my role is largely managerial and developmental, although I still manage to sneak out and teach on occasion. I am confident that Simulation-Based Education will continue to evolve and provide elegant, effective solutions to challenges in health and care.
Caren recently joined the team in 2020. Caren is a Simulation Technician in Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Her wide range of skills and knowledge as a technician have steered Caren into a role on the Executive supporting other technicians in their roles and helping them to work towards Science Council qualifications.
Research Lead, Maudsley Simulation, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Research & Development, Maudsley Learning, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Health Psychologist, Centre for Sustainable Working Life, Birkbeck, University of London
Chris has been working in simulation-based education applied to mental health and psychiatry since 2014. Chris has specialised in simulation research and evaluation, seeking to develop the evidence base for mental health simulation, including the use of human simulated patients, skill development for mental health practice, and debriefing in this field.
Chris comes from a clinical background in NHS mental health services, and has held both applied research and senior management roles. Chris has a background in psychology and a particular interest in the interaction between mental and physical health in clinical care.
Chris is currently completing a professional doctorate in Occupational Health Psychology and Management at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests include the workplace wellbeing of healthcare workers and the role of educational interventions, while his doctoral work focuses on supporting healthcare professionals to successfully return to clinical practice following an absence.
Dr Cristina Diaz-Navarro is a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in neuro-anaesthesia at the University Hospital of Wales, an Associate Dean for Simulation and Clinical Skills at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), and an Associate Professor for the School of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences at the University of Barcelona.
She is also the Simulation Lead for Wales at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
She has been involved in simulation based education and debriefing since 2006. Her academic work has focussed on human factors training and simulation faculty development since 2011. She is also the lead author in the creation of the TALK approach to clinical debriefing (www.talkdebrief.org) and chairs the Board of Trustees of the TALK Foundation.
She enjoys developing innovative simulation based projects that encourage new perspectives for reflection on everyday elements of healthcare.
Donna has joined the ASPiH team as Co-ordinator, she is responsible for
Memberships (new & renewals),
Minutes and organisation of meetings,
Social Media and Communications,
Coordinating activities for the Executive team
Donna is also the manager of the Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation where she commenced in post in June 2011. As part of this role Donna is also the admin lead for the SPARK (Simulation Partnership in Advancing Regional Knowledge) Group and for the Virtual Reality Network Group.
You can contact Donna by email at [email protected]
Guillaume is an ASPiH Executive Committee member where he serves on the Accreditation and Journal committees of the Society. He recently re-joined the Executive team having served as treasurer many years ago.
JOB and HONORARY TITLES: Director of Research, Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service, Doha, Qatar; Professor of Simulation in Healthcare Education, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK; Adjunct Professor of Education in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha, Qatar; Visiting Fellow, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. National Teaching Fellow (2006) and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Now called Advance HE), UK.
Guillaume has been involved in simulation-based education since 2000 and has contributed to educational projects in many countries. He was instrumental in initiating the use of scenario-based simulation for nursing and paramedic students at the University of Hertfordshire and eventually designing its multiprofessional clinical simulation centre. He has been an early and active member of several healthcare simulation societies such as ASPiH (then called NAMS), SESAM, and SSH, and served as Chair or Co-chair of their annual conferences in 2007, 2008, and 2012 respectively. He has contributed to key initiatives of several of these societies including setting up accreditation standards, certification programmes, and serving as a reviewer of such applications. He has also been involved with the write up of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL) standards of best practice (Simulation design and Debriefing).
He currently serves on the editorial board of 5 healthcare simulation education journals. He has co-authored numerous highly cited simulation-related articles including two books on debriefing in English (Springer) and French (Elsevier), now translated into several other languages. He has been running Simulation Train the Trainer courses and workshops on-demand for several institutions internationally, been consulted on the design of simulation training facilities, and is regularly invited as keynote speaker at conferences.
Guillaume loves simple pleasures such as camping with family and friends in the desert, eating, and outdoor sports such short and long distance running, and mountain bike riding.
Karen is Manager of the Interactive Studies Unit in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham.
She holds a degree in Communication Processes and joined the Department of Primary Care and General Practice at the University of Birmingham in September 2001. Karen co-ordinates the role play team and is also involved with recruitment, training and facilitating work.
Karen is a member of ASPE (Association of Standardised Patient Educators) and is past Chair of the International Committee. She is also a member of the Certification Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Karen has been one of the leads in Birmingham setting up the Clinical Skills Programme for the medical and PA students.
Chair, N Ireland Simulation and Human Factors Network (NISHFN)
Lead Educator, Simulation-based Education and Technology Enhanced Learning, N Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA)
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Belfast
Committee member, Irish Association for Simulation (IAS)
Consultant (Anaesthesia) Craigavon Area Hospital
Mike is a consultant anaesthetist and the Lead Educator for simulation-based education and technology-enhanced learning at the N Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).
Mike first became involved with simulation-based education in 1999 while working in Perth, Western Australia, where he carried out research at the Univ. of Western Australia’s simulation centre as part of his Master’s degree in Medical Education. Upon his return to N Ireland, Mike was instrumental in establishing the N Ireland Clinical Simulation Centre in 2001 and subsequently became NICSC director. Mike has considerable experience in course development and debriefing skills and is currently involved with a number of regional projects aimed at developing the interprofessional approach to human factors training.
Mike is the current Chair of the N Ireland Simulation and Human Factors Network (NISHFN) and is a committee member of the Irish Association for Simulation. He is particularly interested in how simulation-based education can be used to underpin healthcare human factors training, improve patient safety and disseminate learning from adverse incident analysis.
Mike has been a keen oarsman since his student days and, in what spare time he has, still enjoys nothing more than ‘messing about in boats’ (while his knees still hold out).
Technical Manager Simulation, Psychology & Performance, Buckinghamshire New University
Associate Lecturer (MA Prosthetics & Sculpting), Buckinghamshire New University
Professional Registration Application Assessor, The Science Council
Previous Social Media Editor, BMJ STEL Journal
Sam has been involved in supporting simulation based education since 2011. She is a master of science in Medical and Healthcare simulation, and was the first simulation technician to gain Registered Scientist recognition with The Science Council, most recently being awarded Chartered Scientist.
Sam’s background is in education, previously working in secondary education supporting students with special educational needs, primarily Autism.
Sam is passionate about enhancing simulation based education and adding authenticity using her skills with moulage . Sam loves to spend her spare time with her four sons and partner, and enjoys travelling and attending music festivals.
Dr Sharon Marie Weldon is a Reader and nurse. She leads the Centre for Professional Workforce Development and is Deputy Head for the School of Health Sciences (Research and Enterprise) at the University of Greenwich. She holds honorary positions with Imperial College London and Barts Health NHS Trust.
Her simulation interests and expertise are focused on Simulation-Based Research, Sequential Simulation (simulation that is concerned with recreating the longitudinal, sequential and time related elements of healthcare), Transformative Simulation (an umbrella term for simulation approaches that transform healthcare through the involvement of stakeholders for purposes such as testing interventions and improvement initiatives, designing new models of care, problem solving issues around the integration of care, considering care from the patients perspective, comparing and contrasting healthcare with other sectors, addressing complex care issues, and decision-making), and Distributed Simulation (portable, low-cost simulation equipment that enables simulation activities to not be confined by location and equipment).