Staff Directory

Dr Victoria Brazil

Level 1, Building 5, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University

Professional biography

Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator.

She is a senior staff specialist in Emergency Medicine at the Gold Coast University Hospital, where she is active in clinical teaching across the continuum of medical learners. She also is the medical director of the Gold Coast Simulation Service - a leader in 'in situ' simulation and in using simulation for quality improvement outcomes.

Victoria was previously the Director of Queensland Medical Education and Training (QMET), within Queensland Health.
Her role at QMET was to connect and support key players in medical education in Queensland, and to provide policy advice to QHealth. During her tenure there, Dr Brazil worked on enhancing the placement capacity of medical education systems, supporting clinical supervisors, encouraging evidence based education, and connecting medical education to healthcare service improvement.

Dr Brazil completed her FACEM in 2001. She undertook further study in medical education at Stanford (International visiting scholar emergency medicine 2003) and at Harvard (Harvard Macy Leaders in Health professional education 2005/6).
Prior to undertaking her role at QMET, Victoria was the Director of the first private company provider of simulation based educational services, and specialised in the provision of 'insitu' and mobile simulation training.

She is a previous Fulbright scholar (2002) and received the ACEM Teaching Excellence award in 2008.

Professional admissions

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Australasian Trauma Society

Professional appointments

  • Senior Staff Specialist - Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Faculty Member - Center for Medical Simulation, Boston
  • Education Advisor - Academy of Surgical Educators, RACS

Teaching expertise

Victoria has taught across the learning continuum for medical students, junior doctors, registrars and also for consultant level faculty development. Her interests are in small group learning and scenario based learning and simulation.

Teaching awards

  • ACEM Teaching Excellence Medal 2008
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2014

Subjects

Qualifications

  • Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachleor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland