Kirsty Freeman recently joined the team in the Division of Health Professions Education.
Kirsty has over 15 years’ experience in simulation-based education and research. She has worked across a variety of disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health and paramedicine, and has extensive experience in providing simulation-based education to undergraduate healthcare students, through to experienced healthcare providers.
With a Masters degree in Health Professions Education, Kirsty is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the impact of impostor phenomenon on healthcare simulation educators. Having spent the last 5 years with the WA Country Health Service (WACHS), Kirsty has a passion for building sustainable education programs for clinicians working in rural and remote environments.
Her strong leadership skills, and ability to manage and motivate teams has resulted in being invited to take on several voluntary leadership roles including: Chair of the Media and Communications Committee for the US-based Society for Simulation in Healthcare; International Advisory Board Member for the Asia-Pacific Simulation Alliance; and Co-Chair for the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2020. Her passion is improving outcomes in health through the use of non-technical skills training and in clinical debriefing grounded in simulation-based education.