Aims and scope

Advances in Simulation provides a forum to share scholarly practice to advance the use of simulation in the context of health and social care.

Advances in Simulation publishes articles that cover all science and social science disciplines, all health and social care professions and multi- and inter-professional studies. The journal includes articles relevant to simulation that include the study of health care practice, human factors, psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication, teamwork, human performance, education, learning technology, economics, biomedical engineering, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, therapeutics, scientific computation, simulation modelling, population studies, theatre, craft, program evaluation and more.


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Society affiliation

Advances in Simulation is the official journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).

SESAM was founded in 1994 in Copenhagen and aims to encourage and support the use of simulation in health care and medicine for the purpose of training and research. Key roles of SESAM are to develop and support the application of simulation in education, research, and quality management by facilitating collaborations and the exchange of technology and knowledge throughout Europe.

Editor profile

Prof Debra Nestel, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Health Care at Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, University of Melbourne, Australia For over 25 years she has used simulation as an educational method in the context of health care. Professor Nestel has a particular interest in human-based simulations and is experienced in research and development of several simulation modalities.

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Featured article: Engaging patients and clinicians through simulation: rebalancing the dynamics of care

This article proposes simulation-based enactment of care as an innovative and fruitful means of engaging patients and clinicians to create collaborative solutions to healthcare issues. This is very different from the traditional transmission models of education and training. Drawing on more than a decade of research, the article summarises findings from studies relating to clinician-patient collaboration and proposes a novel approach to address current needs. The article outlines a mechanism whereby pathways of care are jointly created, shaped, tested and refined by professionals, patients, carers and others who are affected and concerned by clinical care.