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My personal expertise in regard to being a member of the expert panel is in knowledge of simulation and education theory, and practical delivery of high-fidelity simulation education. In regard to knowledge of theory, I have completed a PhD using medical simulation to illuminate doctors' experiences of open disclosure after medication error. This thesis involved the use of high-fidelity simulation and human actors as well as my own debriefing and qualitative research analysis skills. The thesis findings have been presented at numerous international education meetings, and the results are challenging some of the long held ideas of teaching medical simulation such as the competency framework of learning. In regard to practical delivery, I have requested to devise numerous simulation delivery programs. For example; the Western Sydney Difficult Airway Course is a nationally recognised course for Consultant Anaesthetists, Emergency Physicians and Intensivists to consolidate their expertise at managing difficult airways. I was asked to devise the simulation component this education to this senior group of national experts. The Nepean Hospital Trauma team training is a course which I was requested to devise, and have managed since 2014. The course optimises the performance of hospital staff involved in trauma management.