Meet the Clinical Simulation team

Education Lead for Simulation: Linda Chigaru

Education Lead for Clinical Simulation

Linda Chigaru

Linda is a consultant intensivist with the Children’s Acute Transport Service and anaesthetist her at GOSH. In her role as Educational Lead for Clinical Simulation she has a particular interest in faculty development, integrated simulation, and multi-disciplinary team training. She completed her initial Simulation Training in Scotland and has augmented her studies in Medical Education at University College, London.

Pratheeban is smiling in his profile picture for the GOSH Clinical Simulation Centre

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

Head of Education, Clinical Simulation

Emma Broughton

BN (Child), Anaesthetic Nurse, MSc Medical Simulation

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.

Education Fellow in Clinical Simulation

Shailee Sheth


Shailee is a paediatric registrar, who has taken a year out of training to pursue her interests in medical education. During her year at GOSH Shailee is keen to pursue her interests in simulation and is enthusiastic about the value of simulation in medical education. Alongside this, Shailee is also completing a post-graduate certificate in medical education for healthcare professionals. As a paediatric registrar, Shailee has interests in acute paediatrics and integrated care, as well as paediatric allergy and gastroenterology.

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.

Simulation Technician: Amy Dines

Clinical Simulation Centre Manager

Amy Dines


Amy has extensive simulation centre experience spanning 7 years, in that time she has worked as a Simulation Technician in both undergraduate and postgraduate simulation, working with a range of high-fidelity simulators, multi-disciplinary teams and virtual technologies to aid impactful learning experiences.

Amy joined the centre as Simulation Centre Manager where she is passionate in ensuring that simulation learning opptunities, which are backed by thoughtful experiences are available all staff.

With a passion for technology enhanced learning, Amy became an ASPiH registered Technician.


Simulation Technician

Dheeraj Lokesha

BEng Biomedical Engineering

Dheeraj is a Biomedical Engineer who graduated from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. Dheeraj has five plus years of experience in biomedical equipment service and Simulation. Dheeraj is specialized in high fidelity patient simulation, surgical simulation, simulation enhancements, skills trainers, simulator software and ultrasound simulation, he uses he's skill set to resolve any technical difficulties within the scope of simulation. He has also worked on a turnkey project for South East Asia’s largest simulation centre. He Joined the GOSH as a clinical simulation technician in the August 2023.