Meet the Clinical Simulation team

Education Lead for Simulation: Linda Chigaru

Education Lead for Clinical Simulation

Educational Lead for Simulation Development: Pratheeban Nambyiah

Educational Lead for Simulation Development

Pratheeban Nambyiah

BA(Hons), BM BCh, FRCA, MD(Res)

Pratheeban is a consultant paediatric anaesthetist, and educational lead for simulation development here at GOSH. He has long-standing interests in simulation and education, and underwent specialist training at the University of Ottawa in Canada, one of the largest simulation and education centres in North America. His particular interests are in simulation to test healthcare systems, human factors in healthcare, and in educational research.

Operational Lead for Simulation: Emma Broughton

Operational Lead for Simulation

Emma Broughton

BN (Child), Anaesthetic Nurse, PGCE (Clinical Education)

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 before moving into clinical education as a full time member of the Simulation Team. Emma is passionate about using simulation to create learning experiences that are innovative, engaging and meaningful. From rehearsing events alongside teams in their clinical environment, to using cutting-edge technology to safely recreate challenging events, Emma takes pride in being able to support the healthcare workforce to make clinical practice, and the hospital environment, safer for patients and staff.

Simulation Educator: Gabrielle Simpson, Gabrielle is smiling in this image wearing her simulation uniform

Simulation Educator, Clinical Simulation

Gabrielle Simpson

BSc (hons), FHEA, Paediatric Cardiac ICU Nurse

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 Intensive Care Units 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 Multidisciplinary Team and to develop the workforce to care for an increasing complexity of patients.

Simulation Educator: Alasdair Ross

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.

Simulation Fellow: Jenni Ho

Education Fellow in Clinical Simulation

Jenni Ho

Simulation Psychologist: Gareth Drake

Psychologist in Simulation

Gareth Drake

Gareth is a Clinical Psychologist. He has previously worked alongside medical and nursing staff in the management of Long Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms. He is interested in the relationship between the mind and body and in the ways in which staff can be supported with the relational aspects of frontline work in complex settings. Since joining the Simulation Team at GOSH he has developed a particular interest in the parallels between providing a containing therapeutic environment and providing a safe and reflective learning environment.

Senior Simulation Technician: Eli Gumble

Senior 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.

Simulation Technician: Amy Dines

Simulation Technician

Amy Dines


Amy is an ASPiH registered Simulation Technician and has worked within simulation for over five years. She has worked with a wide range of adult and paediatric simulated patients and prides herself in ensuring simulations are run seamlessly and that the simulation environment is as realistic as possible down to the finest details. She is currently studying an undergraduate degree in biomedicine and enjoys attending Simulation conferences to keep up to date with the newest simulation trainers.