Visiting Scholar

Jessica Stokes-Parish<

Jessica Stokes-Parish

Simulation Coordinator, Chameleon Simulation Centre
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, AU

Dates of Visit: April 29 – May 4, 2016

Purpose of Visit

During her visit to CHES, Ms. Stokes-Parish will be meeting with educators and researchers within the CHES community. She will be discussing her research plans, particularly review of proposed methodology, and exploring areas of joint interest.


With a diverse background in health over the past 8 years, Ms. Stokes-Parish’s current role is wide ranging; including Simulated (Standardized) Patient Program management, simulation facilitation, design and development, and delivery of simulation pedagogy and training modules to clinical and academic educators.

Training modules that Ms. Stokes-Parish co-writes/ facilitates include: simulation design and development, simulation centre logistics, debriefing and feedback skills, Simulated Patient training and program management, moulage, and video teaching adjuncts. Ms. Stokes-Parish is currently undertaking a PhD (Supervised by Prof. Brian Jolly and Dr. Robbert Duvivier) in the area of visual cues (moulage) and their impact on participant engagement in simulation, particularly the level of authenticity required for maximal outcomes in participant learning. She is active in professional organizations, with representation on the executive committee of the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the organization committees for SimHealth 2016 (September 2016). She received the SimHealth 2015 Research Award for ‘Best Work in Progress’.