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Samantha Dix (SD) is a senior lecturer and Director of Simulation at Monash University, Nursing & Midwifery (MNM). Samantha has extensive experience in simulation-based education pedagogy, including the design and implementation of simulation-based education (SBE) across a variety of health service and education settings. Samantha has a high understanding of, and experience in, the application of key SBE concepts to teaching, learning & research.  


Samantha’s research is focussed on using SBE to bridge the learning gap between knowledge development and clinical practice, focused on development of healthcare professionals capable of providing high quality care for patients. She has previously demonstrated research experience both individually and within research teams, including as lead CI , preparation of research protocols and ethics applications and as a team member conducting SBE related research within MNM. Samantha has been part of research teams who have been successful in obtaining funding and led to publications related to SBE in health professions education.


Research interests

Nursing, Simulation based education,  Simulation for assessment, Enhancing clinical practice using simulation

Research area keywords

  • Simulation based education
  • Simulation in assessment
  • Enhancing clinical practice with simulation
  • Nursing


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