Kirsty Freeman

Kirsty has specialised in simulation based education and research since 2008. With athorough understanding of contemporary issues around simulation, at both a national and international level, she currently consults to a variety of industries on the use of simulation in education, assessment, research and systems testing. Within the healthcare context Kirsty has worked across a variety of disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health and paramedicine, and have extensive experience in providing simulation-based education to undergraduate healthcare students, through to experienced healthcare providers.

Over the last 5 years Kirsty has been in the role of Simulation Education Coordinator (Medical Education Unit), responsible for the development, coordination and execution of simulation based education within the WA Country Health Service (WACHS). With extensive experience liaising and working closely with key stakeholders in the development of a range of simulated learning strategies, Kirsty is dedicated to advancing the use simulation across a variety of industries. Her strong leadership skills, and ability to manage and motivate teams has resulted in being invited to take on several voluntary leadership roles including Chair of the Media and Communications Committee for the US based Society for Simulation in Healthcare; International Advisory Board Member for the Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance; and Secretary of the Western Australian Simulation in Healthcare Alliance. Kirsty is the Co-Chair for the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego in 2020.

WASHA roles

2018-9 Ordinary committee member

  • Research portfolio
  • WASHA CSTAN representative & deputy chair

2017-18 Secretary