ReVISE research

At the Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education (ReVISE) – Medical Simulation Unit, our research is centred around communication, clinical skills and simulation, to support and enhance the provision of simulation-based education in the medical field.

Our approach

We conduct research in all aspects of health professional education, and aim to work collaboratively with other researchers in the area. Our staff are educators who work across all levels of health professional education and have insight into the current challenges in the field.

Our research often involves aspects of simulation, but has also focused on bedside teaching, reflective practice and professionalism. We aim to contribute to the growing worldwide literature on effective teaching and learning in health care, and to incorporate our research findings into local practice.

We work with health professional students conducting research within their studies, and researchers completing higher degrees. We welcome other researchers in the field looking to collaborate to contact us.

Research steering committee

  • Associate Professor Cameron Shaw
  • Dr Marguerite Fulton
  • Dr Mel White
  • Dr Kate McCloskey
  • Stephen Giggins

Gain hands-on medical experience

ReVISE deliver simulation-based training courses for health professionals at all stages, from students to qualified practitioners. Learn new healthcare skills or advance your existing knowledge in a hands-on, dynamic environment.

Our researchers

Associate Professor Cameron Shaw

Associate Professor Cameron Shaw is a neurologist and the Director of the Geelong Clinical School. In addition to his clinical and research interests in neuroimmunology, Cameron teaches neurological clinical process and communication to undergraduate and postgraduate trainees, and participates in medical education research with a key goal being to improve the Deakin student experience.

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Dr Mel White

Mel White is an emergency physician and Director of Simulation at Geelong Clinical School. She has a particular interest in simulation-based teaching and emergency paediatrics. She has completed a medical education degree and a Simulation Fellowship from Monash.

Dr Kate McCloskey

Dr Kate McCloskey is a general paediatrician and medical director of simulation at Geelong Clinical School. She completed her PhD with the Barwon Infant Study. Kate is particularly interested in child and adolescent research, the translation of simulation into clinical practice and combining high-fidelity simulated resuscitation with communication skills teaching.

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Nigel Bellears

Nigel Bellears is a clinical skills instructor and a clinical nurse specialist/intensive care liaison nurse at Barwon Health. His role at Geelong Clinical School includes the development and deliverance of clinical-based curriculum to third and fourth-year medical students. He is involved with the medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, surgery and anaesthetic/intensive care rotations. He has a particular interest in rapid response systems, communication and management of the deteriorating patient.

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Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions regarding the Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education (ReVISE)

Phone: +61 3 4215 5109
Fax: +61 3 4215 5149
Email ReVISE

Geelong Clinical School
Level 1, 285 Ryrie Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220