St Thomas House SaIL Centre is an active research unit with a growing academic and scientific profile. Our present and past fellows, together with our academic partners at King’s College London and our external collaborators, are engaged in exciting simulation development, research and evaluation.

For research enquiries contact our Educational Research Lead Dr Gabriel Reedy.


Research News

15th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2016 San Diego

Posted on January 15, 2016 by Isabel DeAbreu Edit

Today members of the SaIL team will be heading out to attend and present at the 15th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2016 conference in San Diego, California running from the 16th to 20th January 2016.

Joining simulation and education peers and experts from around the globe, this is the largest gathering of simulation healthcare professionals to share best practices.

Peter Jaye will be hosting an innovative workshop with Suzie Wilson from Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine introducing the concepts and ideas of arts-based learning in simulation, a partnership that has created unique arts-based training programmes that enhances care and compassion in healthcare professionals.

The team, led by Peter Jaye and Gabriel Reedy will host two exciting interative workshops centred around debriefs titled ‘Expert debriefing: the right tool for the job’ and ‘Evaluate learning in a debrief: how do we do it, what does it tell us?’ working alongside partner colleagues from King’s College London, University of Surrey and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Gabriel Reedy has also been invited to participate in a panel with several expert simulation practitioners and scholars from around the globe, sharing their ideas and experiences using particular theories for educational-based simulation.

Beth Thomas will deliver a podium presentation titled ‘Share Simulation with Inner City Youths: Lead Simulation into Wider Community Education’ with Professor Anna Jones from Glasgow Caledonian University, presenting new possibilities for using simulation outside of healthcare education settings, in particular to positively impact wider community education, supported by the evaluation findings from our popular and highly successful Hands Up for Health programme.
We wish all the team the best of luck and look forward to their return to hear what’s ‘hot’ in the world of simulation!



Sociological Fidelity: keeping the Patient at the heart of interprofessional learning

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Alex Carey Edit

Sociological Fidelity: keeping the Patient at the heart of interprofessional learning – article by past simulation Fellow Libby Thomas and Scott Reeves in the Journal of Interprofessional Learning.

Over the past decade or so there has been an extraordinary expansion of a variety of simulated learning activities involving a wide range of students and practitioners from a number of different professional groups. A key focus for educators is achieving ‘high fidelity’ simulated educational experiences for their learners.

Read the full article at

J Interprof Care, 2015: 29(3): 177-178

Various Articles


Here are some of our recent letters, journal articles, books and book chapters. Look out for research news updates where we will post details of further key publications in the future as they appear.

Medical Education