Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Steven Yule

Professor Steven Yule will be delivering the keynote talk 'How human factors can contribute to improvement of teams performance and patient safety' - Monday 4th November 2024

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Prof. Roger Kneebone

Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science, Imperial College London 

Professor Roger Kneebone will be delivering the keynote talk 'The transformation of simulation over time' - Monday 4th November 2024

Roger is a clinician and educationalist who leads the Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music–Imperial Centre for Performance Science. His multidisciplinary research into contextualised simulation and embodied knowledge builds on his personal experience as a surgeon and a general practitioner and his fascination with domains of expertise beyond medicine.  Since 2019 he has been the fourteenth Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Academy of Arts.


Roger’s book Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery was published by Penguin in 2020 (paperback edition 2021) and his fortnightly iTunes podcast Countercurrent features exploratory conversations with unconventional people whose interests and careers cross traditional boundaries.


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Dr Claire Kilbride


Dr Claire Kilbride will be delivering the keynote talk 'Simulation in Global Health Partnerships' - Tuesday 5th November 2024

Claire is a Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine and Global Health at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. After completing a tropical medicine diploma in Belgium, Claire started working with Medicine Sans Frontières. After her first two projects in Uganda and South Sudan, she returned to the UK to complete ACCS EM training in London. She then returned to MSF, working in Ethiopia, Yemen and Sierra Leone while working in emergency departments in the UK between projects. She spent two years working in Barcelona in an MSF headquarters position within the MSF Field Simulation Team. She now works with Dharura, a Global Emergency Care Partnership between the Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department and Laikipia County in Kenya. Through this partnership, simulation facilitators from Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital, with support from visiting volunteers from the Bristol Royal Infirmary, run a simulation program in the regional hospital and surrounding clinics, amongst other development and quality improvement projects across the county.