Exploring the impact of interprofessional simulation on the professional relationships of trainee pharmacists and medical students: a constructivist interview study


Harnessing system-focused simulation, debriefing and FMEA to inform healthcare blood transfusion safety and policy


The influence of patient gender in healthcare professional decision-making: an interaction analysis of simulation debriefings


Editor Profile
Prof. Debra Nestel, Editor-in-Chief

Editor Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia. Debra was previously Editor-in-Chief (EIC), BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL), and founding EIC, Advances in Simulation. She is program lead for the Graduate Programs in Clinical Simulation (Monash University) and the Graduate Programs in Surgical Education (University of Melbourne). Debra leads a national faculty development program for simulation practitioners – NHET-Sim ( In 2021, Debra received the award of Member of the Order of Australia for her service to healthcare simulation. She has received other national awards for her work in healthcare simulation and a Presidential Citation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Debra has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, edited books on simulated patient methodology (2015), healthcare simulation (2017), surgical education (2019) and research methods for healthcare simulation (2019)


Latest News

International Journal of Healthcare Simulation Announces Introduction of Article Processing Charges (APCs)
26 Feb, 2024
The International Journal of Healthcare Simulation (IJoHS) will be introducing Article Processing Charges (APCs) starting 1st April 2024. This decision, made carefully after extensive consideration and consultation with stakeholders, ensures the journal's long-term sustainability and continued commitment to open-access publishing. Authors can learn more about the APC policy, including detailed fee information, waiver criteria, and submission instructions, on the IJoHS website.


UK South East Simulation Conference: “SIM4SAFETY” 22/23 May Southampton Solent University UK
21 Dec, 2023

Please join us for our 3rd annual conference in the South East, this time held at the imposing Southampton Solent University venue with a Safety and Simulation focus. We will embark on 2 exciting days of a 3 course dinner, Keynote Dr Dawn Benson, multiple workshops, e-posters and oral presentations. There will be plenty of time to network, you can sign up for the ‘Meet the Deans’ session as well as enjoy a buzzing industry exhibition hall over lunch. Take tours of this wonderful facility, relax in the wellbeing space, win prizes and even engage with Maritime Simulation! We hope to see you there! Tickets are limited, early bird and abstracts close on midnight on the 1st January 2024.


Simulation: Reconnect 2023
02 Dec, 2023

Educators know the importance of communities of practice, of coming together as colleagues, collaborators, experts, and novices to learn from, with and about each other. In that spirit, a passionate group of Simulation enthusiasts gathered at Bond University on the Gold Coast to share the latest evidence and experiences in healthcare simulation at Simulation: Reconnect 2023.


Aloha SimHuddle!
14 Nov, 2023

Collaborate, Connect & Chat—three powerful words chosen by the conference organising committee to

encapsulate and establish the tone for the inaugural Transpacific Simulation Alliance Event. Convened by the

California Simulation Alliance, the Hawai'i State Simulation Collaborative, and the Victorian Simulation

Alliance, this boutique conference was held against the magnificent backdrop of Waikiki, Hawai’i, 17-20

October 2023.


ASPiH Conference 2023
22 Aug, 2023

ASPiH conference 2023: Sustainable Simulation. 6th to 8th November 2023 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, UK. 



Writing retreat for healthcare simulation researchers (October 17, 18 and 20, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawai’i)
04 Jul, 2023

Writing retreat for healthcare simulation researchers (October 17, 18 and 20, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawai’i)


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The International Journal of Healthcare Simulation - Advances in Theory & Practice (IJoHS) is a single-blind peer-reviewed open access journal.

The journal is a member of Crossref and is actively exploring opportunities for inclusion in the leading scientific indexes. Each article is given a unique digital object identifier (DOI), these are shared with the scientific community through channels including Crossref and Google Scholar.

Official Journal of

  • Society for Healthcare Simulation, India
  • Society for Healthcare Simulation, India
  • Pan Asia Simulation Society in Healthcare

International Journal of Healthcare Simulation is the official journal of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Society for Healthcare Simulation, India and Pan Asia Simulation Society in Healthcare.