SimHealth Research Awards – 2015

The University of Technology Sydney again sponsored the 2015 SimHealth Research Awards.
A prize to the value of $400 was awarded for each of:

Best Research Abstract
Thomas Loveday, Monique Crane, Mark Wiggins
The Relationship Between Recent Adversity, Affective States And Anaesthetist Diagnostic Skill Investigated Using An Online Simulation Based Assessment

Best Education Development Abstract
Ingrid Wolfsberger, Mary McCaskill, Emma McCahon, Claire Nayda, Marino Festa
Using Simulation Based Training To Inform Safe And Effective Work Practices: Lessons From A State Wide Paediatric Ebola Centre

Best Technology and Innovation Abstract
Alexander Walker, Michal Wozniak, Nirmal Menon
Enhanced Clinical-Realism In Medical Simulation Training, Flinders University

Best Poster 
Nicole Stevens, Kylie Downs
Using Simulation To Evaluate Clinical Skills As Part Of The Recruitment Process In Speech Pathology

Best Works in Progress
Jessica Stokes-Parish
Does Authenticity In Moulage Matter? Exploring Participant Engagement In Simulation


Award winners (clockwise from top left):
Thomas Loveday, Ingrid Wolfsberger, 
Alexander Walker, Jessica Stokes-
Parish and Nicole Stevens.

Awards presented by Carolyn Hayes
(UTS) and Robert O'Brien (SimHealth
2015 Scientific Convenor)


Previous Award Recipients


Best Research Abstract
Brett Williams, Tracy Levett-Jones, Ehab Khasawneh
The Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale (SSES): A cross-cultural psychometric appraisal

Best Education Innovation
Bree Bulle, Kate Freeman, Kathy Evans, Simone Andy, ​Barbara Gibson-Thorpe, Kim Warde, Kasey Johnson, ​Jacquie Boyle, Leah Hickey, Jacquie Whitelaw, Marg Stam, Stephanie Thowtapp, Tony Ginis, Tanya Farrell
Using simulation to improve cultural safety and close the gap between professional silos in maternity care

Best Technology Innovation
Hans de Visser, David Conlan, Josh Passenger, Cedric Dumas, Olivier Salvado
A new locally developed ​Virtual Reality Colonoscopy Simulator

Best Poster
Caroline Zhou, Alexander Garden, Peter Watt
Evaluation of a New Crisis Management Course for Junior Anaesthetic Doctors

Best Works in Progress
Andrew Spain, Joe Lopreiato
Terminology & Concepts: A Common Language for Healthcare Simulation


Overall Best Abstract
Suzanne Gough, Abebaw Yohannes, Pennie Roberts, Judith Sixsmith
Are final year physiotherapy students able to independently recognise errors encountered in their own simulated practice?

Best Research Abstract
David Cumin, Matt J. Boyd, Nishanthi Gurusinghe, Alan F. Merry, Jennifer Weller
Creating a Multidisciplinary Operating Room Simulation Course (MORSim) for training and research: Overcoming Barriers

Best Technology Abstract
Therese Gunn
A 3D Virtual Medical Imaging Suite: Bridging the Academic-Clinical Training Boundary

Best Education Abstract
Louise Nicholls, Lisa McCoy, Davin Arthur, Dylan Campher
Simulation Coordinator Training: a standardised approach to training the technical aspects of simulation delivery.

Best Poster
Samantha Gardner and Megan Taylor
Simulation in the wilderness; enhancing learning for final year medical students