Associate Dean, Clinical Skills and Simulation, Health Education and Improvement Wales, UK
Professor Cristina Diaz-Navarro is a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in neuro-anaesthesia and the Academic Head of the Perioperative Care Department at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She is an Associate Dean for Simulation and Clinical Skills at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), an Honorary Professor at the School of Medicine at Cardiff University and an Associate Professor for the School of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences at the University of Barcelona.
She is an Executive Committee Member at the Association for Simulation in Healthcare Practice (ASPiH) and 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.
Sigrun Anna Qvindesland
Stavanger University Hospital
Sigrun is the regional lead for simulation in the Western Norway Health Trust: RegSim Vest. She has an emergency nursing background, Masters in Health Care sciences, has worked on simulation-based research projects, and been an active SESAM member since 2010 where she is currently a Scientific Committee Core member.
Pier Luigi Ingrassia
Scientific Director at Centro di Simulazione (CeSi)
Gabriel Reedy FAcadMEd PFHEA
Professor of Clinical Education, King’s College London
Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Health Education and Improvement Wales
Dr Clare Hawker is one of five Associate Deans for Clinical Skills and Simulation in Health Education and Improvement Wales leading upon simulation-based education. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Director of Technology and Simulation in the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. She is a SESAM member and part of the Scientific committee.
University College Dublin
University of Navarra School of Medicine, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Daniela Mascarenhas Chaló
Centro Hospitalar do baixo Vouga/ Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Frank R. Halfwerk
University of Twente / Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service, Doha, Qatar
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors
Kirsty J Freeman
Rural Clinical School of Western Australia
Hacettepe University, Turkey
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Pedro Miguel Cardoso Garcia
Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Scotland
Dr. Prashant Kumar is an anaesthetic registrar based in the West of Scotland, with a specialist interest in simulation-based education and research. He has been heavily involved with simulation throughout his training and has previously completed a 2-year simulation fellowship in NHS GG&C, during which he undertook his Masters degree in Medical Education. His specialist interests include interprofessional simulation, co-debriefing, faculty development and more recently the role of in-situ simulation as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool to improve patient outcomes, alongside its use for educational purposes. Being a dad of two under-five troublemakers means that most of his spare time is spent playing the baddie in some variation of a superhero/paw patrol dramatic performance.
University of Genova, Italy
Une Elisabeth Stømer
Stavanger University Hospital and University of Stavanger, Norway
Une Elisabeth Stømer holds the position as head of InterRegSim, which is the Collaborative Network for Simulation in Norwegian Hospitals. She also holds the position as an Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger.
Director of Research at Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service (Qatar) + Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and University of Northumbria (UK), Adjunct Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Senior academic professional (Professor/Chair position) with 20 years of teaching and research expertise in a range of healthcare disciplines in the academic, hospital, and pre-hospital care institutional settings. Highly involved in the clinical simulation education community internationally, he is a well published and regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences, has contributed to the development of several simulation centres, conferences, and national initiatives in various countries.
At HMC, in addition to his roles on the Ambulance Paramedic and Critical Care Paramedic training programmes, he is involved in several high priority projects including: Academic Health Centre accreditation by JCI, road traffic safety, hospital evacuation planning, team training for interfacility transfer of high acuity patients, and ECMO team training.