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Translational Simulation Collaborative

Our centre

The Translational Simulation Collaborative (TSC) is an academic and operational alliance formed by Bond University and Gold Coast Health to deliver better healthcare outcomes through improved simulation delivery techniques and the development of healthcare practitioners who can use simulation for their everyday quality improvement.

Drawing on our combined expertise in healthcare simulation, education, quality improvement and anthropology, we work with Australian and international institutions – including, but not limited to hospitals, health services, universities and industry partners – to develop and apply bespoke translational simulation strategies.

We aim to:

  • Identify, across clinical domains, how simulation impacts high performing teams and the provision of clinical care;
  • Advance the understanding of how translational simulation impacts organisation culture and patient outcomes; and
  • Collaborate with local, national and international groups seeking to identify best practices, novel methods and sustainability of efforts.

Upcoming events

Writers Festival

TSC is thrilled to announce the inaugural Writers Festival on Monday, 18 March, 2024. An impressive array of speakers and experiences will help sharpen your writing skills.  Lorelai Lingard, known internationally for helping researchers improve their writing, will be the keynote quest.

Following the key event day, Dr Lingard will tutor in daily Quick Hits workshops on writing skills from Tuesday to Friday, 1pm-2pm.  Topics include writing an abstract, expanding your verb repertoire, mastering boutique punctuation and responding to reviews. 

Festival tickets Quick Hits tickets

Our research

The Translational Simulation Collaborative is involved with world-first research and research collaborations that explore how simulations can be used to transform healthcare teams, systems and education.

We support HDR students and Fellows, as well as short-term Visiting Scholars, either on campus at Bond University or in conjunction with our health service partners. We also supervise a number of MD student projects each year.

Key focus areas

  • Consultancy for health services – including the development of translational simulation programs and tailored staff development workshops and seminars that incorporate simulation design.

  • Consultancy for education – including guidance on the development of simulation programs for health professional education and training teams.

  • Research – focussing on the role of translational simulation in quality improvement, procedural safety and efficiency, and for developing high performance teamwork in healthcare.

Publications

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Community impacts

TSC strategies have led directly to improved performance in trauma, cardiac care, emergency medicine, operating theatres and, more recently, in reshaping patient care for COVID19.

We have also been highly successful in forging partnerships with health service providers and advising on the optimal use of simulation to achieve improved healthcare quality, safety and efficiency. 

A message from our Director

  • “The Translational Simulation Collaborative embraces the potential for simulation to directly improve healthcare quality and safety. Simulation can be used to explore team and system performance, test better ways, and embed best practice.

    We aim to support simulation practitioners and researchers develop the techniques and practices that can achieve these aims.”

    Dr Victora Brazil - Director of the Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative
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Industry and institutional partners

We apply translational simulation strategies in local contexts working with a range of Australian and international institutions, including, but not limited to hospitals and health services, universities and industry partners including:

•    Gold Coast Health
•    Mater Health Services, Brisbane
•    Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne
•    Woodlands Health Group, Singapore
•    Laerdal, Norway

Another key partner is Simulcast, a podcast about healthcare simulation.

A few words from industry

  • “Simulcourse was the catalyst for the wider adoption of simulation-based education and training in the Southern District Health Board. Over two consecutive years, fifty educators where trained in simulation methodology and this created a self-sustaining community of practice. 

    Having Victoria and Jesse come over to Dunedin was incredibly cost-effective for the hospital and increased the profile of simulation for both frontline health staff and the hospital’s executive leadership team. Their ongoing direct mentoring, or via simulcast, continues to be invaluable in maintaining the momentum created."

    Director, Otago Clinical Skills Laboratories - Dr Ohad Dar (MB, ChB, FACEM)
  • "Vic has made a huge difference to simulation at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. She delivered and then mentored our team to deliver our centrepiece simulation course for the Health Service. She is a constant source of support, information and ideas for our team.  This includes mentoring on debriefing, research support and ideas as well as sharing scenarios and lessons learnt during the COVID preparation time. I could not praise her knowledge of, and approach to, simulation highly enough.”

    Chair, Sunshine Coast Interprofessional Simulation Group , Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Qld - Morgan Sherwood
  • “Fantastic course. Participation was rewarding and interactive and the facilitators were extremely informative and experienced. The course catered for all levels, providing something for everyone. It challenged some of the norms in simulation design and training and I would highly recommend it.”

    CNC Emergency, Northern NSW Local Health District, Northern NSW Local Health District - Sharene Pascoe
  • “Vic and Jesse provided an individually tailored, first class course that was perfect for our needs. We focussed on simulation design and feedback and they certainly helped us take our simulation programme to the next level while opening our eyes to possibilities ahead.

    Their wealth of information and resources was second to none. We were very grateful to receive them and hope to have them return for more workshops in the future.”

    Emergency Physician & Medical Director for Simulation, Northern NSW Local Health District - Dr Matthew Verdolini
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Related programs and courses

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Translational Simulation Collaborative researchers

  • Prof Victoria Brazil

    Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    Bond Translational Simulation Centre

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  • Prof Suzanne Gough

    Head of Program

    Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    Bond Translational Simulation Centre

    Accepting PhD students

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  • Mrs Trish Green

    Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    Bond Translational Simulation Centre

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  • Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish

    Associate Dean - Student Affairs & Service Quality

    Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    Bond Translational Simulation Centre

    Accepting PhD students
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