I started as an Assistant Professor of Neonatology at Yale in 2009 after completing fellowship training at University of Pennsylvania. I feel very lucky because the majority of my time is spent doing what I love, educating trainees and members of the multidisciplinary medical team. Besides training neonatal fellows and pediatric residents in neonatal resuscitation, I am particularly interested in ECMO simulation, team training, and strategies to improve procedural success rates among trainees and neonatal providers. I became involved in IPSS because I wanted to contribute to advancements in pediatric simulation and research.
I believe that a thorough understanding of adult education theory is essential for facilitators of simulation in order to optimize training strategies. I am in the process of earning a masters degree in Medical Education to improve not only my knowledge of these fundamental ideas and practices, but optimal strategies for designing and conducting research in education. I have always been a firm believer in multidisciplinary collaboration, and this has been strengthened through focused training in teamwork and communication. I am truly passionate about simulation and education, and am excited about the opportunities that exist in this field.
I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.