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Translational Simulation Collaborative

Translational simulationis about improving patient care. Carefully designed and delivered simulation activities can help rigorously review healthcare team and system performance, and then help design and test improvements.

The team at the Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative has more than 10 years’ experience in translational simulation design and delivery, and leading learning conversations.

Our consultancy and education programs are specifically designed for your institution and context. They are based on translational simulation strategies that have resulted in improved performance in trauma, cardiac care, emergency medicine, operating theatres and most recently in reshaping patient care for COVID-19. Teamwork and organisational culture are specific areas of interest and expertise within our group.

We work with Australian and international institutions, including but not limited to hospitals and health services, universities and industry partners, to apply translational simulation strategies in their local contexts.

We help healthcare teams do their work better, together.

The Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative is an academic and operational alliance formed by Bond University and Gold Coast Health to deliver better care, improve simulation delivery techniques and develop healthcare practitioners who can use simulation for their everyday quality improvement. 

Our work draws upon our combined expertise in healthcare simulation, education, quality improvement and anthropology.

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Translational Simulation Collaborative Events

2023 date TBC for the Inaugural Simulation: Reconnect hosted by the Bond Translational Collaborative and Simulcast.

Our services

Our people

The Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative team of expert consultants has extensive national and international experience in healthcare simulation and medical education. Our work draws upon our combined expertise in healthcare simulation, education, quality improvement and anthropology.

Our research

The Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative is involved with world-first research, and research collaborations, in the area of translational simulation. Our focus is on using simulation to transform healthcare teams and systems.  



We aim to:

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

Below are some examples of our research in landmark publications:

  • “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 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
  • “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 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
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