Pre-conference Masterclasses - Monday 8th November 2021

This year, ASPiH are delighted to offer a series of Masterclasses, to be held virtually the day prior to the main conference on Monday 8th November.

The cost to attend a Masterclass will be £75pp and registration will be open soon. You will be able to register for a Masterclass and the main conference at the same time.

Confirmed Masterclasses

Transformative Simulation: understand, define, and design.

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to the emerging field of Transformative Simulation (TS). That is, simulation as a tool to transform healthcare, rather than educate students and professionals. Drawing on contemporary uses of simulation internationally for transformative purposes, the facilitators will describe five published categories of TS, engage in discussion regarding their purposes and key differences to SBE, before providing participants with an opportunity to walk through the key design considerations of a specific TS category which will be fed back to the group for a bringing together of Transformative Simulation approaches and opportunities.  

By attending this workshop you will discover how simulation can be used to transform: 


Patient, public engagement and involvement 


Policy and procedure 



Models of care 

Culture and values 



Suggested audience: Intermediate to advance 

References: *TS paper to be added when published 


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Sharon Weldon

Reader in Nursing Research and Education

Deputy Head (Research & Enterprise), School of Health Sciences

Centre Lead for Professional Workforce Development, Institute of Lifecourse Development, University of Greenwich 

Andy Buttery

Regional Simulation & Human Factors Project Lead

MSc Simulation Pathway Lead

Canterbury Christ Church University

Simulation and human factors ergonomics: improving systems

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

This workshop will consist of some short didactic sessions followed by groupwork.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  1. Be able to define human factors ergonomics (HFE)
  2. Be able to explain the development of HFE and its integration with healthcare 
  3. Appreciate the breadth of HFE
  4. Understand how simulation can be used as a tool within HFE
  5. Be able to use appropriate HFE tools such as bow tie analysis, influence diagrams, failure mode and effects analysis, and hierarchical task analysis to help analyse clinical areas of interest
  6. Design a project which will use simulation and a HFE tool to improve safety/quality/efficiency 

Audience: Novice



Dr Michael Moneypenny, BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MD FRCA FHEA

Michael is a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in obstetric and emergency anaesthesia. He is the past director of the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors. He is a faculty member of the MSc in Human Factors and Patient Safety jointly run by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Michael is keen on increasing the use of human factors ergonomics expertise within healthcare.