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Through keynote speeches and invited presentations the conference addresses how bodies are represented and interactively enacted during simulations, as well as the significance of reflection on simulations. The principal idea is that these issues are of vital importance for advancing simulation pedagogy across safety-critical domains, and that exchange between researcher and educators from different fields would contribute to enrich our knowledge on how to enhance safety in important societal sectors.

Keynote speakers

Ericka Johnson is professor at Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. With an interest in how patients are made by and in their interactions with healthcare and medical technologies as well as how their bodies become known and presented Johnson is taking a leading position in the field of feminist technoscience research. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). Johnsons work on simulators situated technology in the context of the teaching hospital, and shows how instructors reconstitute patient bodies and medical practices in simulations.

Sissel Eikeland Husebø is professor at Department of Health Studies, University of Stavanger, Norway and Department of Surgery, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway. Eikeland Husebø has a background as an intensive care nurse in a wide range of acute care clinical settings, and years of experience in designing, implementing and facilitating simulation-based learning in nursing and healthcare from Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research (SAFER). Her research is focused on interaction analyses of simulation in nursing and healthcare, clinical leadership and teamwork in hospitals, resuscitation, counselling, quality and safety in healthcare.

Invited presenters

David Sjöberg is an associate professor at Unit of Police Education at Umeå University. Sjöberg received his PhD in 2016, with a thesis on about simulations in police education and what they mean for developing professional knowing. A starting point for Sjöbergs’ studies is that not only the scenario but also the preparation and the debriefing must be included in the analyses. Another premise for Sjöbergs’ work is that activities and individuals cannot bestudied as separate entities. Alongside his research on simulations in police education, Sjöberg is also a merited teacher.

Oskar Lindwall is associate professor in Informatics with orientation towards learning at Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg. His research interests include the use of technology in higher education, video research in the learning sciences, ethnomethodology, and conversation analysis. He has conducted research on demonstrations in dental education, critique session in architectural education, practices of instruction in sports coaching, the teaching and learning of crafts. His research on simulations includes both maritime and healthcare education.

Cecilia Escher is a medical doctor and senior consultant in anesthesiology and intensive care at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden. She is certified instructor on advanced patient simulation, and vice manager at CAMST Simulator Center, designing and developing simulation-based training for adult and pediatric healthcare. In 2018, Escher defended her doctoral thesis ”Field studies in simulation - based teamtraining”.

Torben Nordahl Amorøe is a medical doctor and senior consultant in anesthesiology and intensive care at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. He is currently head of Simulator Center West which is a center for experiential learning of clinical practices for healthcare students and professionals. Alongside his clinical work, Nordahl Amorøe is also a PhD student at Department of Medicine, writing his thesis on reflective practices for interprofessional learning in post-simulation debriefing.

Martin Viktorelius holds a post doc position at Kalmar Maritime Academy, Linnaeus University, Sweden. His research interests include the relation between technology, work practice and professional knowledge in complex socio-technical settings. His main interests are oriented towards the implementation, adoption and use of digital and automated technologies in complex socio-technical work environments such as shipping. His current research focuses on the introduction of new technologies supporting work onboard ships as well as the role of simulations for basic safety training.

Astrid Camilla Wiig is associate professor at Department of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway. She received her PhD in Education in 2019 with a thesis on how knowledge moves across contexts of learning. Wiigs’ research interests include the instructors’ role in digital learning activities, and how to connect different learning practices across setting and practices. Alongside her research, Wiig has years of experience in teaching pedagogy for future maritime instructors, i.e. master students in a maritime management program.

Conference Organizer

Charlott Sellberg is assistant professor in Informatics with orientation towards learning at Department of Applied IT at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research draws on situated theories of cognition and learning to study the use of simulations for training and assessment, mostly within the maritime domain. In a new project, she explores simulation across three domains: team training in healthcare, navigation in maritime education, and laboratory simulations for students in biomedicine.