Kirsty has over 15 years’ experience in simulation based education and research. Kirsty has worked across a variety of disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health and paramedicine, and have extensive experience in providing simulation-based education to undergraduate healthcare students, through to experienced healthcare providers.
With a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education, Kirsty is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the impact of impostor phenomenon on healthcare simulation educators. Having spent the last 5 years with the WA Country Health Service (WACHS), Kirsty has a passion for building sustainable education programs for clinicians working in rural and remote environments.
Her strong leadership skills, and ability to manage and motivate teams has resulted in being invited to take on several voluntary leadership roles including Chair of the Media and Communications Committee, SSH; International Advisory Board Member for the Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance; and is Co-Chair for the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2020. Her passion is improving outcomes in health through the use of non-clinical skills training and in clinical debriefing grounded in simulation based education.