Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Meet The Team

To contact anyone call 0115 970 9969 then the appropriate extension number listed on this page.

Management team

Brigitte Scammell  - Director

Brigitte Scammell

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87095

Giulia Miles - Business Development Manager

Bio pic of Giulia Miles

Giulia Miles

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 85808 / 87096

Giulia Miles, BSC (Hons), is the Business Development Manager at TSCSC. She has key responsibilities for strategic business development and operational matters for a wide portfolio of education and patient safety programmes led or supported directly by the TSCSC team or wider faculty. She has over 20 years' NHS management experience and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Managing Health Services and PRINCE2 project management. She holds a MSc in Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety from Loughborough University.

Some key recent or current projects include:

  • Successful tender and implementation of the national NHS Blood & Transfusion Programme for Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation working in partnership with NHSBT and St George’s NHS Trust, London .
  • Re-design of  simulation-based education module for Masters in Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Design of simulated patients training and role development to support training of clinical staff working with patients with dementia -VOICE research project
  • Co-design of new MSc in Quality & Patient Safety Improvement in conjunction with the School of Health Sciences, the Business School, and the Human factors Research Group, University of Nottingham

Contact Giulia if you need to know about developing new course programmes, human factors projects, simulated patients, partnerships, business developments or collaborations.


Adam Hawksworth - Operations Manager

Adam Hawksworth Adam Hawksworth

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87106

Adam joined the centre in September 2022 and is the key contact for course bookings and supports the team with the development and organising of courses. He also manages the health and safety of the centre and other operational matters regarding educational courses supported by the TSCSC team or external faculty. He is also continuously looking on how we can improve and streamline the systems we use in the centre.

Sharon Martin - Administrator

Sharon Martin - Administrator  Sharon Marting

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87905

Sharon joined the Centre in January 2019 and is a key point of contact for general enquiries, room and course bookings. She looks after faculty recruitment for all simulation courses, and organises Trent Simulation faculty development courses. She is also the lead administrator for the Craniotomy Simulation Course and provides administration support for the majority of the Centre’s simulation and surgical courses; and PA to Bryn Baxendale & Giulia Miles.


Paul Knight - Multimedia Simulation Technician

bio picture of Paul Knight Paul Knight

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87094

Paul is a multimedia Simulation Technician primarily supporting courses in the simulation and clinical rooms of the centre. He also provides expertise and support for multimedia/audio-visual and IT issues ( software, web, social media etc) and developments

Alongside the work he does for the centre, he also films, edits and produces training videos for departments within NUH for e.g. assisting with doctors' induction programme. Paul is also happy to provide support and advice to colleagues at NUH re: manikins and models, VR simulators etc. See the multimedia services pages for more information.

Michael Johnson - Multimedia Simulation Technician

bio picture of Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87093

Michael's background is in A/V & live event technology. He graduated in 2010 and started work at the Museum of London installing and designing A/V equipment for exhibitions. He joined NUH in 2012.

Michael is a member of the TSCSC technician team and is currently responsible for technical maintenance, technical support and supporting courses in the simulation and clinical skills rooms. He is also responsible for the self-directed VR learning environment within the centre.

Katie Howick - Multimedia Simulation Technician

Katie Howick Katie Howick


Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87102

Katie is a member of the TSCSC technical team and is responsible for supporting courses in the simulation and clinical skills areas. Katie has a background in surgical skills training, having worked at the Manchester Surgical skills and Simulation Centre since it opened in 2012.



Tom Wiltshire - Multimedia Simulation Technician

Tom Wiltshire Thomas Wiltshire 


Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87096

Tom recently completed a MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging, and joined the TSCSC in 2023. He primarily supports the Undergraduate Medical Education Department, and NUH’s Allied Health Professionals.




Fellows and Clinical Trainers

Paul Bailey - Professional Practice Educator

bio Picture of Paul Bailey Paul Bailey

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Paul trained as a nurse in Nottingham, qualifying in 1997. He has worked in haematology, outpatient chemotherapy and oncology. Most recently he spent 14 years in critical care/ICU. He has a BSc (hons) in Chemistry from York University and post graduate qualifications in palliative care, teaching and critical care.

Paul has worked as a clinical nurse educator within critical care delivering teaching at the bedside and in the classroom to post-registration nurses new to the speciality. He has provided training on clinical equipment, the AIMS course, AHLS/resuscitation, Moving and handling and patient transfer. He has always had a passion for education and teaches regularly on Human Factors. He joined the faculty at the TSCSC in May 2016 as a clinical trainer, part time, in the hope of developing his teaching skills, broadening his knowledge base of human factors/non-technical skills and becoming part of a great team of educators already striving to enhance medical education in the East Midlands. He took on the role of Professional Practice Educator (Full Time) in May 2018. He is currently studying for his Masters in Health and Social Care Education.

Laura Evans - Practice Educator

Laura Evans   Laura Evans

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Laura graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2009. After completing rotations at NUH as a junior physiotherapist, she started working as a senior physiotherapist within the area of respiratory care in 2013. 

Throughout her career she has loved teaching and mentoring junior staff and students. She has taught on the undergraduate and postgraduate cardio-respiratory physiotherapy program at the University of Nottingham. In 2017 she developed an on-call physiotherapy simulation course for junior physiotherapists in conjunction with the TSCSC. 

In 2018 she joined the TSCSC as a Clinical Trainer on a year’s secondment.

She took on the role of Professional Practice Educator (Full Time) in June 2020. She is currently studying for her Masters in Health Professions Education.

Dr Swe Khin Htun - Clinical Skills Fellow

bio pic of Dr Swe Khin Htun Dr Swe Khin Htun

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Swe graduated in 2001 and finished basic surgical training rotation in Plymouth. She became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007 and obtained the Master of Medical Science in Clinical Education from the University of Nottingham in 2009. She is a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, USA. She is also a Fellow of High Education Academy and member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She is an international ALS (Acute Life Support) course instructor and has been nominated to join the GIC (Generic Instructors’  Course) instructors.


Swe is heavily involved in undergraduate medical education teaching and assessment of University of Nottingham across the whole curriculum and is a member of University of Nottingham Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Admission Committee. She is a course lead for Approach to Sick Patient Course Inter-professional Learning for Clinical Phase 1 students and also a course lead for Clinical Phase 3 simulation days.

Research interests

At the moment, Swe is writing her PhD thesis on developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of an undergraduate clinical reasoning curriculum (University of Nottingham). Her special interest is in clinical reasoning and patient safety and she is one of the members of National Clinical Reasoning in Medical Education Group and University of Nottingham Clinical Reasoning group.


Swe is a co-writer of Notes on Essential Urology book published for 20 Anniversary of UNIMAS (University of Malaysia, Sarawak)

Sarah Davis - Clinical Teaching and Research Fellow

Sarah DavisSara Davis

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Sarah graduated from Nottingham with a BN (Hons) in 2000 and a qualification as a Paediatric Nurse. After a year rotation in Paediatric medicine and surgery, she began a full time post on Paediatric Intensive Care.  She remained here for 13 years, gaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive and High Dependency Care.

More recently she has been involved in teaching and managing health care in Developing and Humanitarian contexts. She studied for her Diploma in Tropical Nursing before spending 2 years in Hospital Emergency Health Care in Uganda and most recently a year as a Health Manager in South Sudan responding to malnutrition and disease outbreaks.

Throughout her career she has loved teaching, mentoring and empowering health care professionals. In 2018 she joined the Undergraduate Medical Department and the TSCSC as a Clinical Skills and Research Clinical Teaching Fellow. She is currently studying for her Master’s in Medical Education.

Amelia Thorpe - Clinical Trainer

Amelia Thorpe Amelia Thorpe

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Amelia is a Registered Nurse and works part time in the Trent Simulation Centre as a Clinical Trainer and part time in Endoscopy as a Clinical Educator. She worked in Major Trauma for before moving to Endoscopy where she worked as a Staff Nurse and Deputy Sister before discovering her love for education and training. She is passionate about education, sim, endoscopy, and non-clinical skills training. She did her Diploma at Birmingham City University and is currently doing her Leadership and Innovation degree with Nottingham Trent University.



Katie Gribbin - Clinical Trainer

Kaite Gribbin Dr Katie Gribbin

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Katie studied medicine at the University of Sheffield and graduated as a doctor in 2020. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of clinical settings including cardiology, oncology, colorectal surgery, emergency medicine, general practice and paediatrics. She completed the junior doctor foundation programme in 2022 and joined the TSCSC team as a clinical trainer in 2023. She is enthusiastic to develop her skills in clinical education and broaden her understanding of human factors and how they impact patient care.

Alex Morris - Clinical Trainer

Alex Morris Alex Morris

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87009

Alex is a registered Operating Department Practitioner and has worked in NUH Operating Theatres since 2009, in Thoracic and Orthopaedic theatres and as the Theatre Infection Control Lead. Prior to this Alex spent 5 years as a Combat Medical Technician in the British Army where he first encountered simulation based education working with “amputees in action”. Alex has always had a passion for education and taught various subjects whilst in theatres including; AHLS, Infection Control, implant safety, scrub & surgical techniques and FFP fit testing. Alex  joined the TSCSC Team in September 2023. Alex  is looking forward to expanding his knowledge in simulation and clinical skills and will soon be undertaking his degree top up in Leadership and Innovation.

Human Factors Specialists

Eva Burford - Human Factors Specialist

Eva Burford

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87105

Eva-Maria Carman (nee Burford) has a BSc and MSc degree in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics from Rhodes University, South Africa, where her MSc thesis investigated the physical strain of South African nursing staff and the predicted human error probability for critical hospital tasks. She is currently completing a PhD in Human Factors at Loughborough University, with a focus on proactive safety elements in the healthcare environment. In 2017, she received the 3rd Annual Ted Brown and Hal Hendrick Young Investigators Award at the Organizational Design and Management Conference held in Banff, Canada, for her PhD work on proactive safety elements in healthcare.

Prior to starting her PhD, between 2012 and 2014, she worked as a researcher in the Ergonomics Unit at the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance in Germany investigating the biomechanical and physical strain of preschool teachers and the effect of dynamic office workstations on performance. More recently, between 2016 and 2018, she worked as a research assistant at Loughborough University and together with Health Partnerships, a division within Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust, investigated adopting a human factor’s approach to handovers in the community. 

Eva joined the Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre as a Human Factors Specialist in April 2019. Her research interests include adopting a systems approach in healthcare, the use of facilitators and signals to enhance safety, cross specialisation to enhance quality and safety, and bringing human factors more widely into the field of healthcare.

Latest Publications and Conference Papers:

  • Waterson, P., Carman, E.-M., Manser, T., & Hammer, A. (2019). Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSPSC): A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of 62 International Studies. BMJ Open, 9(9). British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Carman, E.-M., Fray, M., & Waterson, P. (2018). Weak Signals in Healthcare: The Case Study of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) (pp. 691–700). Springer.
  • Carman, E.-M., Fray, M., & Waterson, P. (2017). Development of a framework for the analysis of weak signals within a healthcare environment. Organizing for High Performance: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists & 12th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (pp. 265–271). Banff, Canada: © Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE).
  • Carman, E.-M., Fray, M., & Waterson, P. (2017). Sepsis: A work systems analysis of 30 survivor and tribute stories. Organizing for High Performance: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists & 12th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (pp. 102–108). Banff, Canada: © Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)

Upasana Topiwala

Upasana Topiwala

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Benjamin Warren

Benjamin Warren

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87095