Alumni fellows and research students
A number of specialist trainee doctors have completed one of our fellowships and now join our alumni, as do the students who have completed research honours and other research projects with us.
They are listed on this page:
- Dr Lauren Williams MBBS
- Dr Martin Rochford MB, BCh, BAO, MSc. Sports Med, FACEM
- Dr Curtis Whittle MBBS FRCA
- Dr Ben Siggers MBChB FRCA
- Dr Adrian Hendricks
- Joanna Glover BE (chem) Hons I
- Dr Michael Mueller DEAA
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Simulation ITIM Trauma Fellow July 2009-Jan 2010
Anaesthesia: ITIM Trauma Team Training, ACRM, EMAC, Obstetric and Epidural Courses
Resuscitation: METT, EMCM, CAMEC
Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellow (Jan-July 2009)
EMCM, Resuscitation: METT, CAMEC, CRM for Phlebologists, ADF Predeployment training
Rochford M, Vassiliades J: "CRM for Phlebologists" (poster) Simtect Healthcare 2009, Melbourne
"I couldn't rate my time at the Sim centre highly enough. The fellowship gave me exposure to all aspects of work at a Simulation Centre, from designing scenarios and course materials to teaching on the courses and eventually leading my own course. This really is an excellent way to gain hands-on experience in medical Simulation and is ideal for anyone who is interested in getting involved in Medical Simulation as a career."
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Royal Air Force Medical Branch UK
Simulation Fellow SMSC 2006-2007
Anaesthesia: ACRM, EMAC, Obstetric and Epidural Courses; Resuscitation: METT, EMCM, CAMEC.
- "Obstetric Medical Emergencies" Obstetric Anaesthesia Annual Conference 2006 Port Stephens
- "Intubating Video-Laryngoscope" Difficult Airway Workshop, Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Hlton Hotel Sydney 2006
- "METT - Assessment of Competencies" 2nd International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Itlay
Aero-Medical Retrievals, Pre Hospital Care, Education and Training, Anaesthesia and ICU
My children, travelling, Sailing, Windsurfing, Cycling, fine wine, good food and the occasional peace and quiet
Anaesthetic Specialist registrar
Simulation Fellow SMSC 2005-2006
Anaesthesia: (ACRM, EMAC, Obstetric and Epidural Courses)
Resuscitation: METT, ALS, ATLS, CAMEC
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Simulation. Education and Welfare Special Interest Group Annual Conference. "Learning Portfolios in Obstetric Anaesthesia Training.'' Noosa Heads Oct 7-9 2005
Following an immensely valuable fellowship at the centre, I have become involved in developing simulation training for:
- Novice anaesthetists in difficult airway management
- Middle-grade anaesthetists in crisis resource management
- Multidisciplinary obstetric teams in management of emergencies
Defence Simulation Fellow Army (UK) 2000-2001
Hendrickse AD, Ellis AM, Morris RW. "The Use of Simulation Technology in Australian Defence Force Resuscitation Training" Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. 2001;147:173-8
Ellis AM, Hendrickse AD, Morris RW, Withers RIC. "Military Trauma Resuscitation: Team Training Using High-Fidelity Simulation" Abstract in Injury, International Journal of Care of the Injured 2001; 32:597
Hendrickse AD, Ellis AM, Morris RW, Watterson L. "High-Fidelity Simulation Training for Military Resuscitation Teams" Abstract in Emergency 2001; 7:60
Teaching Experience during Fellowship:
ACRM, EMAC, Difficult Airway, ICCRM, Ob/GynCRM
Current Position and Activities:
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Director of Anaesthesiology Simulation
Currently using the Centre for Advancing Professional Excellence (CARE) to train medical students, nursing students and anaesthesiology residents.
Year 4, University of Sydney, (Northern Clinical School) Graduate Medical Program (honours project)
"Successful intubation of a Mannequin using Inexperienced Intubators: Comparison of Glidescope® vs Standard Mackintosh Laryngoscope"
*presented at ANZAME "Minding the Gaps", June 30-July 2 2005, Auckland
This project is a pilot study using a self-directed learning strategy to educate novice intubators in endotracheal intubation. Subjects are randomised into two groups (those using standard laryngoscope and those using Glidescope® laryngoscope). A comparative analysis of the success of the two groups will be conducted and as well as an analysis of the applicability of using self-directed learning strategy in teaching endotracheal intubation.
The honours project will completed over 12 months in 2004-2005
(Note: Honours projects are generally completed in parallel with the standard Graduate Medical Program curriculum)
Interdisciplinary Medical Simulation Centre, University Hospital Dresden
Lecturer and PBL-tutor, Dresden Medical School
Advanced Life Support Instructor, ERC
Simulators at Centre in Germany:
Human Factor Training
Research on Human Factors Training
What I did at the SMSC:
I visited the SMSC for 2 weeks in September 2004. I learned about METI-HPS (we will get a METI-HPS soon) and about ACRM and Human Factor Training. As we are still at the beginning in our simulation centre this was a great experience. Coming back to Germany I was even more enthusiastic about Human Factor Training. We will run our first CRM-course in February 2005!
What I got out of it:
As a new boy regarding full-scale simulation and Human Factors Training I took a lot of ideas and lasting impressions back with me. It also made me more aware that there is a growing simulator community around the world. It is great to work with people who are enthusiastic about education... and not to forget: It was fun to work with the SMSC staff!