Our Keynote Speakers:

Victoria Brazil

Victoria Brazil - Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation, Gold Coast Health Service and Bond University medical program

Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator.

She is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at the Gold Coast Health Service, and at Bond University medical program. Victoria’s main interests are in connecting education with patient care - through translational simulation for healthcare, and in developing high performing teams. She leads the Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative

Victoria is an enthusiast in the social media and #FOAMed world (@SocraticEM). She is co-producer of Simulcast and she hosts the Harvard Macy Institute podcast. She also serves as a faculty member with the Harvard Macy Institute.

Follow Victoria at @SocraticEM or look her up at drvictoriabrazil.com

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Michael A. Rosen, Human Factors Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

MICHAEL A. ROSEN a Human Factors Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a principal faculty member in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Associate Director for Team Science at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and Interim Director of Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Simulation Center. He holds joint appointments in the Schools of Public Health, and Nursing. His research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), NASA, and DARPA and focuses on simulation, performance measurement, teamwork and coordination, system evaluation and design for patient safety and quality. He is an associate editor at BMJ Quality and Safety, and Simulation & Gaming.


Dr Neil Ralph, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Dr Neil Ralph is Head of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at Health Education England (HEE). The TEL team provides a range of services that enables the application of learning technologies and Simulation-Based Education within HEE and across the health and workforce to support education and training to improve patient care. The TEL team is an enabling function, supporting others – nationally and regionally – to use a variety of technologies and techniques to improve patient care through the learning opportunities of the health and care workforce. This includes the successful ‘e-Learning for Healthcare’ programme, the recently launched Learning Hub, the Digital Learning Solutions platform, developing other enhanced digital platforms, the use of simulation-based education and immersive technologies. Neil has always had an interest in technology and its impact in healthcare and education. He is also a clinical psychologist with experience of working clinically and in academia.


Professor Bryn Baxendale MB ChB FRCA FAcadMedEd - Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust & HEE TEL Simulation Lead

Bryn is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). His clinical work is primarily covering emergency, major trauma and vascular surgical services. He helped design the Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre at NUH and has been Director of this regional facility since it opened in 2004. In 2009 he was appointed as an Honorary Professor of Clinical Simulation at the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham. He became the inaugural President of the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) from 2009-14, which is now the leading UK organisation addressing the use of simulation to enhance professional training and patient safety in healthcare.  He currently co-chairs the ASPiH Special Interest Group (SIG) in Human Factors & Ergonomics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors healthcare SIG. He is the Clinical Lead for the MSc in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement at the University of Nottingham.

He has current national roles with Health Education England and the Royal College of Anaesthetists related to the strategic implementation, quality assurance and evaluation of simulation-based and immersive learning technologies within healthcare. He is interested particularly in the development of individual, team-based and organisational resilience and exploring how systems design (Human Factors) can influence staff performance and well-being. Bryn is the lead for NUH TEAMS, an evidence-based team training programme that seeks to embed and sustain team-led improvement capabilities in clinical practice whilst simultaneously promoting staff well-being within ‘healthy teams’.

Email    bryn.baxendale@nuh.nhs.uk

Twitter @gasmanbax

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Professor Stephani Hatch, Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London

Stephani Hatch is a Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology leading the Health Inequalities Research Group at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London.  She has over 25 years of experience delivering interdisciplinary health inequalities research with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.  Professor Hatch leads the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in Health Services (TIDES) study, funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator’s Award, that was expanded in 2020 with ESRC funding as part of UKRI’s rapid response to COVID-19, in part, to produce more immersive training resources for health and social care staff and managers. Professor Hatch also currently co-leads the Marginalised Communities and Mental Health programme within the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health. Professor Hatch integrates collaborative approaches to knowledge production and dissemination, action and outreach in training and research through the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON),which she founded in 2010.  She also leads equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives and has national and international advisory roles in health and volunteer and community sectors. 

Ken Catchpole

Professor Ken Catchpole, Human Factors Research Practitioner, Medical University of South Carolina

Professor Catchpole is a Human Factors Research Practitioner who has spent the last 18 years studying and improving safety in acute care. Initially exploring patient safety in congenital heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and integrating teamwork and lean approaches at the John Radcliffe in Oxford, he moved to Cedars-Sinai in 2011 to explore improvements in trauma, eventually taking the Endowed Chair in Clinical Practice and Human Factors in the Department of Anesthesia at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016. Locally, he applies human factors expertise in accident analysis and quality improvement across the clinical enterprise, from signage design, falls, CLABSI, sepsis and failure-to-rescue to all manner of organizational reliability and safety concerns. His ongoing research projects include improving anesthesia medication delivery; safety in robotic surgery; and sterile processing work systems improvement; with a dozen other interests at any one time.  Through over 100 peer-reviewed publications, public speaking, and the media, he has engaged thousands of people in the improvement of healthcare from a sociotechnical systems perspective, while working to embed human factors practice in everyday care.