Over the last three decades, immersive simulated practice has profoundly changed how healthcare professionals are trained. In some health professions, as much as half of their training happens in simulated environments. Simulation itself is far from a new pedagogical technique, but the emergence of new technologies, and new and intensified pressures facing healthcare, have helped healthcare simulation develop into a distinctive field of practice, scholarship, and research. This talk will explore the field of healthcare simulation and, drawing from both theory and empirical work, draw parallels and propose some lessons that can be applied to academic practice in other disciplines and fields.
Facilitator: Dr Gabriel Reedy
Dr Reedy is a Reader in Clinical Education in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, where he is programme director for the Masters in Clinical Education programme. He holds a PhD in Cognitive and Educational Psychology and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington, in Seattle (USA). He is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
His research focuses on how healthcare professionals and emergency responders learn, and how to support and train them more effectively. In particular, he studies how simulated environments can be used to help individuals learn and develop, as well as how simulations can help train teams, departments, organisations, and inter-agency systems to be prepared to respond to unusual events.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), and serves on the Research Committee for the Society. He also serves on the Scientific Committee of the Society in Europe for Simulation as Applied to Medicine (SESAM). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Simulation, the academic journal of SESAM. View Dr Reedy’s Profile