Our Team

Our commitment to offering world class simulation events sets us apart. Our team of industry professionals make it possible. Each team member is currently working in the space and every day deal with the reality of this industry. Most importantly, they bring this experience to the table every time we conduct an event.

Dr. Paul Scott

Dr. Paul Scott – Founder, Program Director & Co-ordinator

B.Com., B.A., B.Med. (Hons), FANZCA

Anaesthetic Specialist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia, Paul has been using Simulation Based Education for training a wide variety of medical professionals for the past six years. Paul has a special interest in Crisis Resource Management and Error Management.

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Paul's engaging and dynamic communication style has developed out of broad ranging interests and experiences. He has used simulation based techniques whilst in Malawi, and also has worked in Guatemala and East Timor. He has also been a natural history guide on expeditions in both Arctic and Antarctic.

Rebecca Ramsay

Rebecca Ramsay – Managing Director

A strategic advisor, training specialist and business consultant, Rebecca’s experience ensures a commercially viable approach for clients throughout the strategy development, program design and delivery of events. Rebecca is committed to client focused attention to detail and dedicated to continuous improvement in people and systems.

Associate Professor Kersi Taraporewalla

Associate Professor Kersi Taraporewalla – Program Contributor & Facilitator

M.B.B.S., FFA-RACS, FANZCA, M.Clin.Ed

Kersi is currently the Director of Education and Research in the Department of Anaesthesia at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and a full time anaesthetist. We are privileged to have him as part of the PSR team.

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Having been at the forefront of medical education for two decades, Associate Professor Taraporewalla has been a leader in the area of medical simulation since its inception. He has developed a variety of simulation based and other courses, is published widely and is actively involved in teaching.

Dr. Hau Tan

Dr. Hau Tan – Facilitator

BBS FANZCA

Dr Hau Tan is a consultant anaesthetist working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a respected educator working as a lead instructor in Anaesthetic Simulation and Airway Courses and running exam preparation tutorials for Advanced Anaesthetic Trainees. His professional interests include anaesthesia for ENT and vascular surgery. He likes to drive fast cars and play basketball.

Dr. Matt Doane

Dr. Matt Doane – Facilitator

MD MPH DABA FANZCA

Matt is very passionate about education and has experience running and developing coursework in various countries. He currently works as an Anaesthetic Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW and serves as Departmental Head of Academics & Research.

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Matt is currently conducting empirical trials on extreme levels of sleep deprivation and the functional ability to conduct activities of daily living. He’s currently only managed to enrol himself in this trial, aided by his two young children, who provide a constant source of insomnia.

Dr. Rob Miskeljin

Dr. Rob Miskeljin – Dr. Rob Miskeljin

B.Pharm MBBS FANZCA

Rob is an Anaesthetic Specialist working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and in private practice across Brisbane. He has a special interest in Airways Skills Training and Anaesthetic Simulation where he is a lead facilitator.

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When he is not working, he is often planning his next holiday and enjoys combining two of his pleasures in life, food and travel.

Dr. Louisa Heard

Dr. Louisa Heard – Facilitator

BSc, MBBS, FANZCA

Louisa is an Anaesthetic Staff Specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has a particular interest in Airway management, UGI/oesophagectomy, Bariatrics, Obstetrics, and in continuous quality improvement, with a focus on teaching and training.

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Louisa also loves music and tennis, and cooking for (and eating with!) her family and friends. Whilst she still loves reading, some of the material is now directed at the toddler age group!

Dr. Cathy Brooksbank

Dr. Cathy Brooksbank – Facilitator

MBBS (HONS), Dip of Anaesthetics UK, FANZCA, EMAC Instructor.

A crises instructor since 2004, Cathy successfully manages a private anaesthetic practise in Brisbane and a young family. Cathy’s passion is enabling other professionals to hone their human performance skills through knowing their environment, utilising all their resources and practising effective communication.

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Cathy loves what she does and is focussed on working with her peers to ensure that the skills developed during Simulation Events are embedded and become lifelong skills.

Dr. Mitchell Morse

Dr. Mitchell Morse – Facilitator

Mitch is a full time staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Anaesthetic Department. He completed a combined airway and bariatric fellowship in 2013. His professional interests include bariatric and major upper GI surgery, as well as a maintaining a large research and Quality Assurance portfolio. Mitch chases the snow to for snowboarding and runs a competitive BBQ team, recently winning the Australian BBQ championship

Dr. Jason Pincus

Dr. Jason Pincus – Facilitator

B.Med Sci, MBBS (Hons), FANZCA, FCICM, PGCert Clin US

Currently working as a Specialist Intensivist/ Anaesthetist at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital. Jason has a special interest in advanced airway management, trauma and aeromedical retrieval When Jason is not working he is busy trying to catch his 3 young boys all under the age of 5.

Dr. Julia Slykerman

Dr. Julia Slykerman – Facilitator

BSc MBBS (Hons) FRACGP FANZCA

Julia is a Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at The Prince Charles Hopsital and also works in private practice in Brisbane. She is particularly interested in doctor welfare, crisis resource management and medical education via simulation and is an APLS and EMAC instructor

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Julia is a Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at The Prince Charles Hopsital and also works in private practice in Brisbane. She is particularly interested in doctor welfare, crisis resource management and medical education via simulation and is an APLS and EMAC instructor

Dr. Alexandra Zanker

Dr. Alexandra Zanker – Facilitator

FANZCA, Grad Cert Clin Edu, PostGrad Cert Aeromed Ret, BMBS, BSc

Alexandra is a full time Consultant Anaesthetist at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia, where she pursues her passion in Clinical Teaching and Simulation, especially Crisis Resource Management. Her other professional penchant is for Aeromedical Retrievals from which she has countless interesting, and some downright scary, stories to tell.

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At home, she has a beloved fur baby called Ted, who’s learning to adapt with the arrival of Alex’s first human child in this year. She has a well kept secret of being a karaoke diva, and if sufficiently convinced will perform a rousing rendition of "Midnight Train" by Journey to anyone that will listen.

Jesse Spurr

Jesse Spurr – Program Contributor & Facilitator

BN, BHM (Sports Science), Grad Cert Intensive Care. Nurse Educator Medical Emergency Response – RBWH

Jesse is a Nurse Educator with a clinical background in Intensive Care. Jesse has a strong background in a full range of inter-professional simulation education in clinical settings including Intensive Care, Anaesthetics, Emergency, Obstetrics and General Practice.

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His other passions lie in social learning, free open access medical education, Twitter and breaking down traditional barriers in healthcare. Jesse has presented at numerous conferences and symposiums about his particular area of interest: Simulation in the workplace.

Dr. Tim Byrne

Dr. Tim Byrne – Facilitator

FCICM FANZCA MBBS (Hons) Grad Dip Clin Ed

Currently Tim is working at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne as an Intensivist. His professional interests are in critical care medicine, anaesthesia, education & educational research, simulation and developing World Medicine

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If not a doctor, Tim would’ve chosen the path of a ski bum/musician. Anybody who has heard him sing has therefore been very supportive of his medical career.

Dr. Eliza Doneley

Dr. Eliza Doneley –

FANZCA, MBBA BAppSC (PHTY)

Eliza is a full time Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at Redcliffe Hospital. Teaching (especially simulation) is her passion, which is evident by the recent completion of her fellowship in simulation and Education’ at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate course in ‘Flexible Learning and Simulation for Health Professionals’.

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When not at work Eliza loves to keep fit by running, training at the gym and hiking. She is also enjoying learning to play the guitar.

Dr. Adrian Skidmore

Dr. Adrian Skidmore – Facilitator

MBBS, DRCOG, FRCA

A specialist Anaesthetist in private practice on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Adrian has also developed his simulation facilitation skills over the last 7 years. He is a senior instructor on ACRM and EMAC courses.

Dr. Marisa Zavattaro

Dr. Marisa Zavattaro – Facilitator

FFARACS FANZCA

Marisa is a specialist Anaesthetist in private practice in Brisbane. She has been delivering simulation-based education for over 10 years. Marisa is a senior instructor on EMAC. When not in theatre she can be found in fierce competitions on the Squash court.

Trudy Fitzgerald

Trudy Fitzgerald –

Business Development

Trudy is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with over 24 years of diverse experience in the medical industry. Having started from the ground roots as a registered nurse, Trudy’s career path has lead her to various senior executive roles in this sector.

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Outside of business Trudy has a young family who together love the lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. She is also very passionate about Wishlist – Sunshine Coast Health Foundation which she serves as a board member.

JOIN THE TEAM

We are building a world class team of people and delivering leading edge simulation concepts. Our passionate team strives to continually improve the simulation events and the variety of additional services that PSR offers.

Do you have specialty experience? Are you committed to contributing to professional development? Would you enjoy working with innovative courseware in state of the art facilities? As we continue to develop and deliver leading edge events we are looking for the optimum team to facilitate them. To register your interest click here.

We are currently looking for General Practitioners with a passion for training and education, who would like to join our team as a Facilitator and help us deliver our events. For more information please click here