debraDebra Nestel
Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare
Monash University
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 ( and a state-based network in simulated participant methodology ( Debra has published over 140 papers and recently published a book on simulated patient methodology.

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