Meet The Team

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

Management team

Professor Bryn Baxendale - Director

Bio picture of Bryn BaxendaleProfessor Bryn Baxendale

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87096 

Bryn was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at NUH in 1998 and currently has clinical responsibilities related primarily to vascular and emergency surgical services at QMC. In 2009 he was appointed as an honorary professor by the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He has been President of the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare since 2009, which is the national learned body in relation to the use of simulation and related innovative learning technologies to professional education and training, workforce development, and quality and patient safety improvement. In 2012 Bryn joined the national strategy board for Technology Enhanced Learning led by Health Education England and the Higher Education Academy.  

His interests relate to leading the widespread adoption of simulation-based methodologies across the healthcare system in order to enhance patient safety and quality of care. Specifically this involves exploration of how best to enhance the development of expertise in individual professionals and multiprofessional teams, and how to support organisational learning and attainment of high reliability amidst complexity and constrained resources.

Tracy Hull

Tracy Hull

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

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.


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 HowickKatie Howick


Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87096

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.



Fellows and Clinical Trainers

Paul Bailey - Professional Practice Educator

bio Picture of Paul Bailey Paul Bailey

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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.

Christopher Mcdonald - Clinical Trainer

Christopher Mcdonald Chis McDonald

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87099

Chris qualified as a mental health nurse before pursuing his career as an Operating Department Practitioner - working at Queens Medical Centre. He shares his time working in practice and as a clinical trainer at the Simulation Centre. His background is in maxillofacial surgery and currently works as an Anaesthetic Practitioner in spinal theatres.  Chris enjoys mentoring and developing ODP, nursing and medical students throughout their theatre experience. Chris works in conjunction with the University of Leicester – delivering lectures on maxillofacial surgery and difficult airways to ODP students.

Chris will be involved with the anaesthetic crisis resource management amongst other simulation programmes at the centre.

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.



Charindri Wariyapola - Anaesthetic Fellow

Charindri Wariyapola

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Aslam Patta - Anaesthetic Fellow

Aslam Patta

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Katie Dutton - Recognise & Rescue Simulation Educator

Katie Dutton Katie Dutton

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Katie is an Intensive Care nurse by background, who qualified in 2020 and has a keen interest in care of the deteriorating patient. During her time at university, Katie designed a Sepsis awareness course for over 200 of her peers and at that stage realised teaching was a keen passion of hers, especially with the aim of improving recognition and treatment of acute deterioration. This led to a joint six month secondment with the Recognise and Rescue Team and TSCSC as a simulation educator. During the next six months Katie has developed, alongside the faculty team, a specific R&R course focusing on the human factors and non-technical skills that can influence our decision making when caring for a patient who is deteriorating.

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)

Nikki Lau

Nikki Lau

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 87095

Mark Shaw - Human Factors Fellow

Mark Shaw Mark Shaw

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Mark is a Junior Doctor currently working in Critical Care as well as with our Human Factors Specialists. Mark has a 1st Class BSc in Global Health where he undertook a systems analysis of Emergency Care in Tajikistan while working with the World Health Organisation (WHO). He graduated from UCL Medical School in 2017 and completed foundation training in Glasgow and Wishaw in Scotland. He then spent a year working in Emergency Medicine in Ayr University Hospital on the west coast of Scotland. Mark came to Nottingham in 2020 to study for a Master’s degree at the University of Nottingham while working with the Critical Care Department at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH).

Mark is currently working on a review of Out-of-Hours Clinical Care at NUH and is working towards a Master’s degree in Medical Education where he hopes to examine system factors preventing and facilitating encouragement of professional virtues in mentoring relationships in Post-Graduate Medical Education. Alongside interests in Human Factors, Systems Theories, Medical Education, Simulation and Clinical Skills – Mark is fascinated by clinical reasoning education, ethical reasoning development, pastoral support and collaborative education strategies between members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) as well as medical humanities in general.