Meet the Clinical Simulation team

Education Lead for Clinical Simulation

Linda Chigaru

Contact: linda.chigaru@gosh.nhs.uk


Educational Lead for Simulation Development

Pratheeban Nambyiah

Contact: pratheeban.nambyiah@gosh.nhs.uk


Operational Lead for Simulation

Emma Broughton
BN (Child), Anaesthetic Nurse

Emma is a paediatric nurse who trained in Aberdeen and began her nursing career at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital. Joining GOSH in 2014, Emma continued her career within her speciality of anaesthetics and recovery where she developed an affinity for clinical education. Emma is passionate about improving communication and teamwork in a clinical setting by improving inter-professional relationships. She aims to use simulation to enhance these working relationships and develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours essential to the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

Contact: emma.broughton@gosh.nhs.uk

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Simulation Educator, Clinical Simulation

Gabrielle Simpson
BSc (Hons) FHEA​

Gabrielle is a Paediatric Nurse who trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital through London Southbank University and has worked at GOSH since 2009. Gabrielle’s clinical speciality is intensive care having worked on all of the ICUs at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Whilst working in CICU, Gabrielle developed a drive for simulation, having seen the impact it has on both team performance and patient safety. Gabrielle aims to use simulation to enhance collaborative working throughout the MDT and to develop the workforce to care for an increasing complexity of patients. 

Contact: gabrielle.simpson@gosh.nhs.uk

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Simulation Educator, Clinical Simulation

Alasdair Ross

Alasdair is an operating department practitioner (ODP) who studied in Cambridge at Addenbrookes Cambridge University Hospital. Qualifying in 2013 he specialised in anaesthetics for major vascular, trauma and liver transplant. Joining GOSH in 2016 Alasdair has continued his career in anaesthetics. Alasdair became a part of the simulation centre education team in 2018 where his enthusiasm for education continued thrive. Alasdair specialises in Theatre Team Rehearsal and MEPA courses where he helps strengthen the multi-professional team’s knowledge and confidence in difficult situations.

Contact: alasdair.ross@gosh.nhs.uk


Simulation Fellow

Laura Potts
BMBS MRCPCH PGCert (Medical Leadership)

Laura is a Paediatric Registrar who graduated from Peninsula Medical School in 2011 before returning to Wales to pursue her postgraduate training. Laura started Paediatric training in 2013 and has a clinical interest in Paediatric High Dependency Care and Respiratory Medicine. Over the course of her career she has also developed an interest in education and clinical leadership. Laura has previously completed a Clinical Leadership Fellowship where she worked on improving Sepsis care.
Laura has joined the Clinical Simulation Team at GOSH for a 12 month Fellowship. She is particularly interested in the use of simulation to develop multidisciplinary leadership and team working skills.

Contact: laura.potts@gosh.nhs.uk


Apsara Gurung - Simulation Centre Manager

Simulation Centre Manager

Apsara Gurung
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Apsara provides business support to the Clinical Simulation Centre Team. Apsara is native Nepalese and has worked for NHS providing administrative support, leadership and management as Office Manager for Psychological Therapies and Patient Pathway Manager for Trauma and Orthopaedics for the past 4 years. She read Biomedical Science in Cambridge at Anglia Ruskin University with a focus in understanding and treatment of human diseases. Apsara developed a strong sense of devotion for Business/Service Management in Health Care Services with a commitment to excellent patient care. She gained Stepping up qualification from NHS Leadership Academy and is passionately interested in training and development of working people, by providing high quality business management. She aims to ensure Clinical Simulation Service users and Education providers are able to utilise our facilities effectively and efficiently, whilst continually looking to promote and develop the Simulation Centre.

Contact: apsara.gurung@gosh.nhs.uk


Simulation Technician

Eli Gumble
BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering, RSciTech

After graduating with a Systems Engineering degree from the University of Warwick, Eli joined the Clinical Simulation Centre in 2017 as a technician. Since then, he has introduced, improved and maintained many of the technological and administrative processes in regular use here. In 2020, he became a Registered Science Technician accredited by ASPiH (the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare).
Eli's extracurricular experience with combat robotics, live music and radio makes him adept at managing unpredictable real-time scenarios, as many scenarios in the Centre can be, and at finding innovative solutions for inefficient processes.

Contact: eli.gumble@gosh.nhs.uk


Simulation Technician

Anaya Abdul
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology and Physiology

Prior to joining the simulation team, Anaya had obtained a degree in Pharmacology and Physiology in 2019. Her growing love for patient care and hospitality has enabled strategic methods and new development ideas to help make clinical simulation more efficient. The background of her degree also allows her to combine her knowledge of physiology into the role play of simulation, enhancing the authenticity.

Contact: anaya.abdul@gosh.nhs.uk