Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, Australia and has worked at the University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London. Debra is program lead on a Masters of Surgical Education and a Masters of Health Professions Education. She is an honorary professorial fellow in the Departments of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and Imperial College, London. Debra is a Board Member of Simulation Australia and Chair of the Research Committee, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She leads a national program for simulation educators – NHET-Sim (www.nhet-sim.edu.au) and a state-based network in simulated participant methodology (www.vspn.edu.au). Debra has published over 140 papers and recently published a book on simulated patient methodology.