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Dr. Patrea Andersen

Dr. Patrea Andersen - Australian Chair

Academic Director for Simulation and Visualisation for the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Patrea has extensive academic experience in Nursing Education. As Academic Director for Simulation and Visualisation for the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Patrea's primary focus is on utilisation of advanced technologies in simulation and curricula integration. Her research interests include clinical education, simulation (including visualisation and game-based simulation, AR and VR applications), patient safety, professional competence and issues impacting on the preparation and development of health professionals. Her success is evidenced in collaborative research grants, publications, keynote and referred conference presentations. Patrea was the recipient of an OLT citation for leadership in simulation in 2015 and is a HIgher Education Academy (HEA) Senior Fellow. Patrea holds a number of governance roles. She is Portfolio Leader for Simulation and Practice Learning for Undergraduate Programmes for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC, and Chair of national simulation education collective InSPIRE.