Professor Kirsty Forrest is Dean of Medicine at Bond University and Treasurer of the Executive Committee of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ). Kirsty is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gold Coast University Hospital and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). She is a member of the Education, Development and Evaluation Committee and a lead facilitator for the educator program of ANZCA. Her research focus is Medical Education and she is co-author and editor of several best-selling medical textbooks including ‘Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice’ and ‘Healthcare Simulation at a Glance’. Professor Forrest is Chair of the Medical Education Collaboration Committee (MECC) of MDANZ. Prior to joining Bond as Dean of Medicine, Professor Forrest was Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, and Professor of Health and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University.