Bristol Medical Simulation Centre
International Pediatric Simulation Society
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David is actively involved in the implementation of simulation and technology enhanced educational tools at a local, regional, national and international level. He completed his medical training at University of Stellenbosch, South Africa before training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Intensive Care in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia.
As Chair of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre (BMSC) he has developed a comprehensive simulation strategy for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust with the pillars of training, quality improvement patient safety and research. He has pioneered an innovative delivery model utilizing simulation centre based (BMSC) delivery of simulation education to fund and support the implementation of the Bristol Paediatric Simulation Programme (BPSP) and the Bristol Adult Simulation Education (BASE) Programme delivered at point of care.
As Director of the BPSP he has spearheaded its development and growth though a strong focus of faculty development and integration of simulation as an educational tool in a blended learning approach to implementation of multi-professional curricula. He has positioned and integrated simulation as a tool central to the institutional strategy for quality improvement and patient safety through initiatives such as the development of a generic human factors and team training curriculum that has been adapted and implemented in the training of multiple teams and the development of educational interventions to address issues highlighted through institutional governance and risk reporting systems.
At a regional and national level he has advocated for and instituted measures to ensure equity of access to high quality education delivered locally through collaborative educational networks. This has been achieved through leadership roles such as Associate Dean for Simulation, RCPCH Simulation lead, Co-Chair of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) Education and Science Committee, Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Society Education, Learning and Simulation Group and PICS Council membership.
He currently serves as the President of the International Paediatric Simulation Society creating a close-knit community of multi-professional Paediatric simulation educators from more than 30 countries around the globe.
His simulation research interests focuses on the study of transference from simulated to clinical environment, delivery models of extracorporeal simulation, efficacy of debriefing models and behavioral/attitude changes related to human factors and team training.
Simulation interests focused on:
Faculty training and development
Curriculum development, particularly integrated in point of care setting
Furthering international collaboration and research to ensure global impact on child health.