Scientific Committee


Guillaume Alinier

Guillaume is an ASPiH Executive Committee member where he serves on the Accreditation and Journal committees of the Society. He recently re-joined the Executive team having served as treasurer many years ago.

JOB and HONORARY TITLES: Director of Research, Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service, Doha, Qatar; Professor of Simulation in Healthcare Education, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK; Adjunct Professor of Education in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha, Qatar; Visiting Fellow, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. National Teaching Fellow (2006) and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Now called Advance HE), UK.

Guillaume has been involved in simulation-based education since 2000 and has contributed to educational projects in many countries. He was instrumental in initiating the use of scenario-based simulation for nursing and paramedic students at the University of Hertfordshire and eventually designing its multiprofessional clinical simulation centre. He has been an early and active member of several healthcare simulation societies such as ASPiH (then called NAMS), SESAM, and SSH, and served as Chair or Co-chair of their annual conferences in 2007, 2008, and 2012 respectively. He has contributed to key initiatives of several of these societies including setting up accreditation standards, certification programmes, and serving as a reviewer of such applications. He has also been involved with the write up of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL) standards of best practice (Simulation design and Debriefing).

He currently serves on the editorial board of 5 healthcare simulation education journals. He has co-authored numerous highly cited simulation-related articles including two books on debriefing in English (Springer) and French (Elsevier), now translated into several other languages. He has been running Simulation Train the Trainer courses and workshops on-demand for several institutions internationally, been consulted on the design of simulation training facilities, and is regularly invited as keynote speaker at conferences.

Guillaume loves simple pleasures such as camping with family and friends in the desert, eating, and outdoor sports such short and long distance running, and mountain bike riding.


Colette Laws-Chapman - Conference Director

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 COVID 19 on the wards, Reducing restraint and Safer tracheostomy care.

Colette has been involved in Simulation based education since 2009  and has a special interest in debriefing in SBE and Clinical Human Factors. She continues to develop her skills through peer coaching and reflective practice, and has undertaken several training programmes to further her own skills in this modality including the CMS Instructors course (2016) CMS feedback course (2020) and the Debriefing Academy’s Master Debriefer Course (2021).

Michael Moneypenny

Dr Michael Moneypenny  - ASPiH President

Michael is particularly interested in patient safety and the role of human factors ergonomics in improving system performance and personal wellbeing. He is an educational coordinator at the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors where he facilitates anaesthetic and “train the trainer” courses.

Michael is dad to three girls and a boy, he spends a considerable amount of time entertaining (and being entertained by) them. He likes to potter around the garden and he and his wife spend time walking, reading and catching up on their sleep.


Dr Sharon Marie Weldon

Sharon is a Reader and nurse. She leads the Centre for Professional Workforce Development and is Deputy Head for the School of Health Sciences (Research and Enterprise) at the University of Greenwich. She holds honorary positions with Imperial College London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Her simulation interests and expertise are focused on Simulation-Based Research, Sequential Simulation (simulation that is concerned with recreating the longitudinal, sequential and time related elements of healthcare), Transformative Simulation (an umbrella term for simulation approaches that transform healthcare through the involvement of stakeholders for purposes such as testing interventions and improvement initiatives, designing new models of care, problem solving issues around the integration of care, considering care from the patients perspective, comparing and contrasting healthcare with other sectors, addressing complex care issues, and decision-making), and Distributed Simulation (portable, low-cost simulation equipment that enables simulation activities to not be confined by location and equipment)