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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare wins prestigious award

Prof Debra Nestel and Mr Adrian Smith
The Ray Page Lifetime Simulation Achievement Award was recently awarded to Professor Debra Nestel, HealthPEER and School of Rural Health, at the SimHealth and SimTecT conferences in Adelaide on August 27th 2014.

The award is presented by Simulation Australia, the national body for those working in simulation across Australasia, in recognition of an outstanding contribution, made over an extended period of time, to the advancement of modelling and simulation in Australia or New Zealand.

For over thirty years, Professor Debra Nestel has demonstrated vision, integrity and leadership through her commitment to healthcare simulation education and research. She has developed an approach to learning, teaching and assessing clinical skills – ‘patient-focused simulation’ – that is now adopted internationally, Debra has raised the profile of simulated patients in healthcare professions education and has led a unique initiative – a national training program for simulation educators –(NHET-Sim).

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