Dr Peter Jaye
Dr Peter Jaye is a consultant in emergency medicine and has been working for us since 2003. He has been involved in simulation since 2001, became director of simulation in 2008, and simulation lead for King’s Health Partners in 2010.
Peter has led the development of simulation, including the opening of our Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre in 2010, which has gone on to become one of the busiest facilities in the UK.
Peter has raised over £2 million to fund simulation within our hospitals and the local community. He has facilitated the development of a national reputation for research into simulation at the SaIL Centre. He also leads the simulation work stream for the South London Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC).
Dr James Barron
Dr James Barron, foundation year simulation lead, is a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in 'human factors' training in the healthcare environment.
His own medical education made him aware just how important non-technical and team-working skills are to keeping patients safe during anaesthesia, which demands complex equipment, drugs and large, multidisciplinary teams.
Dr Shumontha Dev
Shum is both a consultant in and our simulation lead for emergency medicine.
He is simulation lead for the emergency department (A&E), improving patient safety in emergency situations (IPSES) course director, London simulation lead for emergency medicine through the London Deanery and the lead for the acute care common stem (ACCS) and specialist trainee (ST) 4 simulation courses in emergency.
Additionally, he is Guy's and St Thomas' foundation training programme director and lead on the acutely ill and injured patient skills course (AIIPS) for the F2 medical trainees.
Dr Gabriel Reedy
Gabriel, educational research lead, is a lecturer in higher education at King's College London. He has a background in technology-enhanced teaching as well as in teaching and learning in practice-based fields.
His doctoral training is in the emerging field of the learning sciences, which seeks to understand the nature of learning as it occurs in situated environments.
He joined the team to lead on research activity in 2011.
Isabel De Abreu
Isabel, service delivery manager, joined the SaIL centre team in October 2009.
She brought with her experience of managing conference and training facilities in the centre for postgraduate professional education and the University of London's Senate House.
James, simulation technician, operates and maintains the SaIL centre's large array of equipment, including an expansive video camera recording system and a growing family of manikins (or 'human patient simulators').
When not busy with courses, he can often be found tucked away in a quiet room finding new and ingenious ways to enhance the simulated environment.
Dr Beth Thomas
As a junior trainee, Beth started contributing to our simulation training in September 2009.
She was officially welcomed into the team as a member of the simulation faculty, in March 2010, bringing with her a great enthusiasm and passion for education, and has since developed skills in simulation training development and facilitation.
Beth has helped to design and deliver a number of inter-professional courses, including the undergraduate programme in conjunction with King's College London and the elderly care programme. She is now developing and delivering a 3-year Guy's and St Thomas' Charity-funded outreach education programme, Hands up for Health, for young people in Lambeth and Southwark, using a combination of high- and low-fidelity clinical simulation.
David is a senior emergency registrar from New Zealand. He has been involved in simulation training since 2009 and is a Simulation Fellow at the SaIL centre.
David believes that simulation is a powerful tool to enable learning for adults, young people and children. He is committed to creating life-like experiences that will challenge people to achieve things they didn't know they could.
Sometimes at the end of a day in the office he needs reminding that the manikins aren't real.
Clarissa is an anaesthetic registrar and is one of our medical education and simulation fellows. She has an interest in how medical education and simulation can build system resilience and improve patient safety. She has run and developed simulation courses involving both human patient simulators, actors and part-task trainers.
Clarissa is also interested in how technology can facilitate learning and has developed iPhone apps. She is also interested in other modes of e-learning such as virtual learning, podcasts and online modules
Dr Libby Thomas
Libby is a specialist registrar in emergency medicine in the South Thames regions and a member of our simulation faculty. She is also a PhD student studying inter-professional clinical education in undergraduates at King's College London.
She has been working in simulation since early 2009, gaining expertise in setting up, running and evaluating courses. Libby particularly enjoys debriefing simulated scenarios and teaching debriefing to a new generation of simulation enthusiasts.
Libby has been heavily involved in setting up the undergraduate inter-professional high-fidelity simulation for final year medical students, midwives and nurses.
Dr Alastair Ross
Dr Alastair Ross (AJR) is a chartered psychologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a member of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).
He has first-authored publications in a range of journals including: BMJ Quality and Safety; British Journal of Anaesthesia; Cognition technology and Work; Health Education Research; Safety Science. He sits on the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology. His previous funders include the NIHR, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, and NHS Health Scotland.
Alastair joined the team in 2012, from the patient safety and service quality centre at King’s College London (King’s PSSQ).
Claire is a higher specialty trainee (aka Specialist Registrar) in emergency medicine. Her desire to provide relevant, practical training for colleagues working in both the emergency department and other areas of healthcare led her to take up a post as a simulation fellow at St Thomas’ in August 2012.
She has a particular interest in patient driven simulation, a novel approach that involves patients delivering scenarios they have conceived and written themselves
Rachel is the undergraduate medical education co-ordinator for the Trust and administrates student access to Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre for those at King’s College London.
Dr Colm Watters
Colm is a specialty registrar in emergency medicine and has been involved with simulation-based clinical education since 2007.
A simulation fellow, Colm says that, while every day is challenging and stimulating, he particularly enjoys working with both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees from different professional backgrounds.
Dr Nicola Morgan
Nicola is a specialty registrar in emergency medicine and a simulation fellow. She has always enjoyed teaching and learning.
Following early experience in teaching anatomy, undergraduate clinical and communication skills, she became interested in simulation as a method for improving the care of patients on the wards.
Nicola's particularly interested in in-situ simulation, learner-led simulation and non-technical skills.
She has helped organise simulation training in both pre-hospital care and extreme environments.