Prof Debra NestelProf of Surgical Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia. Debra is Editor in Chief, Advances in Simulation (, the journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). She is program lead for the Master of Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) and Master of Surgical Science (University of Melbourne) and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation (Monash University). Debra leads a national program for simulation educators – NHET-Sim ( and a virtual network in simulated patient methodology ( Debra has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, edited books on simulated patient methodology (2015), healthcare simulation (2017), surgical education (to be published in 2019) and on research methods for healthcare simulation (to be published in 2019)

    Back to all speakers