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Purva is the President of ASPiH and the Chair of the ASPiH Standards Committee.
JOB TITLE – Chief Medical Officer, Consultant Anaesthetist and Founder Director of Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation (HILS) at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull.
Purva’s key accomplishment is the creation of the national standards for simulation based education that she led over two years alongside her colleagues in ASPiH. She is currently engaged in developing an accreditation process to enable simulation educators to use the standards to improve their practice and that of their organisation.
Purva is the organisation’s expert on simulation education for all health care professionals. She uses human factors approach to deal with critical incidents and has developed the in-situ simulation programme for healthcare professionals of her organisation which has addressed latent errors and improved patient care. Purva has a keen interest in using simulation methodology to change behaviours for the improvement of patient safety.
She has been instrumental in introducing and establishing simulation based education in organisations and specialities naive to simulation. She has been responsible for the setting up of the hugely successful Educational Leadership in Simulation programme in Yorkshire which has trained 33 Post graduate doctors at HILS. She was invited to lead the work on mapping simulation to the curriculum for Core Medical trainees for the Royal College of Physicians. She has also been invited to lead the work on simulation faculty development through the national HEE simulation expert group of which she is a member. She also set up the first Post Graduate MSc course in Simulation in collaboration with Hull University. She is an international and nationally recognised speaker with several publications to her credit. She has joined the editorial board of BMJ STEL journal.
Purva runs a successful business providing interview skills training, coaching and mentoring for doctors in the NHS. She is an accomplished cook and enjoys large scale cooking for social events. She is an avid Yoga exponent and runs a Yoga club for her friends locally.
In his capacity as a consultant anaesthetist, Michael is particularly interested in patient safety and the role of human factors in improving clinical performance. As the director of the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors, he aim to improve quality of care by developing the use of simulation and clinical human factors training on a national and international basis. He is involved in running and creating courses, as well as implementing quality assurance measures, while ensuring financial sustainability.
Director (Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors)
Consultant (Anaesthesia) Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Dundee
He is the only UK member (and one of only 6 non-US members) on the editorial board of Simulation in Healthcare, the most widely read simulation journal in the world.
Michael has three girls, aged 10, 5 and 3 and a little boy aged 15 months. He spends a considerable amount of time entertaining (and being entertained by) them. He likes to potter around the garden and he and his partner spend time walking, reading and catching up on their sleep.
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.
Carrie is an ASPiH Executive Committee member where she leads on ‘Simulated Patient and Patient Engagement’ and ‘Equality and Diversity’
JOB TITLES – Director of Education, Training and Innovation SimComm Academy ‘simulation communication training’
Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth and Freelance Consultant Carrie J Hamilton Consultancy
Carrie has been immersed in the field of simulated patients, simulated relatives and simulated health care professionals (SPs) for many years. She is driven by her belief that in order for any health professional to deliver care that is compassionate and competent, hearing from the patient, relative and staff perspective is an essential component. She is a keen advocate of hybrid and multimodal simulation and in using humans in human factor teaching and learning. Working independently through SimComm Academy, providing SPs and facilitated communication skills sessions, she is able to be objective, collaborative and supportive when working with health care organisations, HEIs and the independent sector.
Carrie has a nursing background with qualifications in three countries, UK, Canada and America. She has spent many years working overseas and conducted research that looked internationally at the infrastructure necessary for safe and effective SP programmes. Tropical medicine, inflight nursing, intensive care and emergency care have been her specialist areas of practice, before moving into clinical management, education and consultancy.
In the past, Carrie has enjoyed trekking at altitude and exploring less explored areas of the globe.
Co – chair of the ASPiH Critical Care SIG
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 Sepsis, Delirium & dementia 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 the conference director for the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN).
Freelance consultant in clinical skills and simulation, Wynnefield Consulting
Consultant in clinical skills and simulation, Sheffield Hallam University
Associate lecturer, University of Huddersfield
Adjunct Faculty, CAE International Healthcare Academy
Ann is currently a member of the accreditation sub committee and takes an active role in supporting individuals and organisations through the accreditation process. She has been involved in simulation based education since 2001, becoming involved in developing and delivering objective structured clinical examinations for postgraduate nursing programmes. Undertaking an MMedSci focusing on clinical skills and simulation sparked a particular interest in this field of education and since leaving her post as senior lecturer in 2018, she has broadened her work within SBE both regionally, nationally and internationally.
Ann’s clinical background is in primary care, initially working as a practice nurse and later as a nurse practitioner within general practice, before entering full time academia.
Ann is passionate about animal welfare and enjoys watching the antics of her four rescue cats. She also loves travelling, reading and listening to music.
Technical Manager Simulation, Psychology & Performance, Buckinghamshire New University
Associate Lecturer (MA Prosthetics & Sculpting), Buckinghamshire New University
Professional Registration Application Assessor, The Science Council
Social Media Editor, BMJ STEL Journal
Sam has been involved in supporting simulation based education since 2011. She has a master of science in Medical and Healthcare simulation, and was the first simulation technician to gain Registered Scientist recognition with The Science Council.
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.
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).
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.