Kirsty Freeman is the Academic Coordinator of the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia. A Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, she is a recognised world leader in health professions’ education, with 20 years of experience in healthcare education, assessment and research. Kirsty has worked across a variety of healthcare disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health and paramedicine, and has extensive experience in providing simulation-based experiences to undergraduate healthcare students, through to experienced healthcare providers. Born and raised in rural and remote regions of Western Australia, she is passionate about growing the healthcare workforce in rural and remote environments to ensure healthcare access for those communities. She has delivered presentations, workshops and been invited to speak at national and international conferences. A qualitative researcher, Kirsty is currently completing a PhD exploring impostor phenomenon in healthcare simulation educators and is co-investigator on research exploring in the impact of emotions on learners’ engagement with feedback.