Enabling wider sharing of knowledge, expertise, and educational innovation related to simulated practice across the healthcare professions

sASPiH Committee

We would encourage anyone from an undergraduate nursing, paramedic, medical, healthcare technologist or allied healthcare professions background to apply!  Please click here to submit an application form for consideration https://saspih.typeform.com/to/KzrME7



Chaamanti Sivakumar, sASPiH Co-Chair of Operations

Hi, I'm Chaamanti. I’m currently taking time out from my undergraduate medical degree to intercalate in Clinical Neuroscience at King's College London.  I'm one of the medical students involved with Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation, in particular looking at the usage of high technological-fidelity simulation to teach in near-peer settings, as well as being heavily involved in the Medical Education Student Society at HYMS.



Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor, sASPiH Co-chair of Communications

Hi, I'm Sarah and I am a 5th year medical student, currently intercalating at Sheffield.  My introduction to the world of simulation was through the Hull-York Medical School Pre-Hospital Care Programme (PCP), where it is used to teach acute & emergency management.  I'm still very much involved with the PCP, performing QIP on patient safety amongst our ambulance service trained responders as well as being a first responder myself.  My long term aim is to combine a career in anaesthetics with a medical education role.  Outside of medicine, I enjoy hockey and baking (and consuming the results!)  I'm passionate about good quality simulation for students from all healthcare professions, and look forward to working for you over the next two years.



Alan Campbell, sASPiH Co-chair of Development

Alan is an FY1 Doctor at Barts Health NHS Trust in London. His interests in clinical simulation include expanding undergraduate access and surgical simulation. He founded a medical student-run and delivered simulation programme. His mission as sASPiH Co-Chair is to support student and trainee simulation and help committed juniors build valid and successful programmes for the benefit of their peers.

He has a background in science, holding a Master of Chemistry degree, and in financial consulting. Subsequently, he trained in medicine as a graduate at the University of Cambridge and has clinical interests in trauma and orthopaedics. Beyond simulation, he has research interests in pre-hospital care and looks toward the study of pathologic basis of                                       orthopaedic disease and rehabilitation.


Kathryn Taylor


Kathryn Taylor, sASPiH Committee member

Hello, my name is Kathryn, I’m a 5th year medical student at Hull York Medical School.  I grew up in Huddersfield. I’ve taken a liking to emergency and pre-hospital care, along with trauma, anaesthetics and ICU. Outside medicine, I love to play hockey (I’m the idiot in the padding, dancing in the goal) and music.



Sebastian Shaw

Sebastian Shaw, sASPiH Committee member

Hey, my name is Seb and I’m a fifth year medical student down at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I have an MSc in Medical Education and am particularly interested in sociology and social psychology. I’m also interested in the impact of dyslexia on medical education. Clinically I’m leaning towards Endocrinology/Diabetes or General Practice when I qualify. Outside of the world of medicine I’m an Army Cadet Force instructor, I live in the West Sussex countryside with a sea of animals/pets, and I like to keep fit by going running (don’t we all…).


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Daniel Whitehouse, sASPiH Committee member @danw1310

Hello, my name is Daniel Whitehouse, currently an FY1 working in Derriford hospital in Plymouth. I am a recent Aberdeen medical graduate. My main exposure towards simulation based medical education has come in the field of pre-hospital medicine. I have been extensively involved, firstly as a student, secondly as a faculty member and organiser, in a flagship pre-hospital care course offered by the University of Aberdeen at their Inverness campus. This is a course heavily orientated around simulation training so I have seen first-hand as student and staff, the importance and benefits of high quality simulation-based education. I see the future of medical education becoming more practical, and more simulation-based, and am passionate about being part of that movement. 


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Tom Hine, sASPiH Technical Officer @thomashine

I’m Tom, an academic foundation doctor at Hull Royal Infirmary having graduated from the University of Oxford. I have a keen interest in anaesthesia, intensive care, and prehospital medicine, with experience working alongside the Oxfordshire Air Ambulance and Wembley National Stadium. So far this year I have developed a novel instant feedback system for medical educators, and am working within sASPiH to develop a new eportfolio for simulation and TEL educators. In the past I have run my own online price comparison business, generating over £1 million in turnover for retailers such as Tesco and John Lewis, and have applied my skills to various events and specialty societies whilst at university. I am proficient in HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, other web technologies and app production. I’m keen to see technology used more extensively in healthcare and medical education to make provision more effective and efficient.


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Ruth Gratton, sASPiH Committee Member

Hello, my name is Ruth. I'm currently an FY1 doctor in Glasgow. I grew up in Lancashire and then made the jump across the border north up to Aberdeen for medical school. I love hiking and everything outdoors! Clinically, I have interests in pre-hospital care, surgery and medical education.




Dan Jafferji Cambridge Undergraduate Simulation Programme Liaison 

Hey, I’m Dan and a current clinical medical student at the University of Cambridge. I’ve been involved in simulated practice to some extent or another for a number of years, starting when I was a first year undergraduate volunteering lending a hand on resuscitation courses in the region, to eventually qualifying a Immediate Life Support Instructor with the Resuscitation Council (UK) and being appointed as a Bank Resuscitation Officer within Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Along side this, I've also been heavily involved within the creation of the Cambridge Undergraduate Simulation Programme, a programme which aims to widen medical student exposure to clinical simulation though the use of peer-to-peer facilitation.