Professor Debra Nestel appointed as Editor in Chief for BMJ STEL

Professor Debra Nestel, Department of Surgery, has been appointed Editor in Chief of the BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (BMJ STEL).

Professor Debra Nestel
Professor Debra Nestel

This is the official journal of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH), a UK based society, which publishes content on the use of simulation and innovative technology in education, training and professional development.

Professor Nestel has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, and edited books on simulated patient methodology, healthcare simulation, healthcare simulation research and surgical education.

"Simulation and technology-enhanced learning for health and social care is advancing rapidly and I'm excited to be in a position to facilitate the sharing of these advances," Professor Nestel said.

"While I hold a very broad definition of simulation and its applications, I always return to the ultimate foci of our practices -  the highest quality care for patients/clients and those around them and of the highest quality educational experiences of the practitioners providing that care," she said.

Professor Nestel leads our Graduate Programs in Surgical Education, designed to support surgeons in their educational practice.

Over several years, Professor Nestel has led a national faculty development program in simulation – NHET-Sim.

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