Dr Gabriel Reedy, 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 joined the St Thomas House SaIL Centre team in October 2009 after having helped to set up the facilities at both Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas House. Isabel comes from a background of Postgraduate Medical Education but spefically brings her experience of having managed conference and training facilities at the University of London’s Senate House.
Dr Beth Thomas graduated from medical school in London in 2007, and following her personal experiences as a patient, left clinical practice in 2010 to pursue a career in clinical education. She has been involved in simulation training since 2009 and was officially welcomed into the team in 2010, bringing with her a great enthusiasm and passion for education.
In her current role as a Clinical Educator in Simulation, Beth designs, delivers and evaluates mixed-modality clinical simulation courses in a diversity of areas.
Beth is particularly passionate about using simulation to engage with the broader community, and leads the innovative and popular simulation-based health education programme Hands Up for Health (HUfH) for young people in Lambeth and Southwark.
Jaye P. Care and Compassion: The missing HF. Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Human Factors and Ergonomics Specialist Interest Group Meeting 1st October 2012, Swansea, UK.
Dr Janet Anderson and Dr Alastair Ross attended the Resilient Health Care Net Summer Meeting, August 26-28, 2013 in Middlefart, Denmark where they spoke on psychological approaches to patient safety, and how to operationalise resilience in practice.
St Thomas House SaIL Centre is a partner in a new Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare to be funded over three years by Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity in a collaboration between Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. The grant holders are: Dr Peter Jaye (Director of Simulation, GSTT); Dr Janet Anderson (Senior Lecturer, KCL); Dr Alastair Ross (Senior Research Fellow, KCL); and Patricia Snell (Assistant Director, Clinical Governance, GSTT). The award is for £580,598 over three years from autumn 2013.
The Centre will involve projects in different clinical areas including Emergency Medicine and Older Persons’ Care and will focus on: good practice; adaptability, flexibility and problem solving; the ability to recover when something does go wrong; and provision of supportive organisational cultures.
Dr Alastair Ross has been invited by the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors Healthcare Special Interest Group to give a talk on Resilience based approaches to Human Factors in Healthcare on November 25th 2013 at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, All Saints Street, London.
Ross AJ, Plunkett M, Walsh K. Adverse Event categorization across NHS Scotland. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2010; 19 (5) 1-4.
Roots A, Thomas L, Jaye P, Birns J. Simulation training for hyperacute stroke unit nurses. Br J Nurs 2011; 20(21):1352-6.