ASC 2021 Committee

Fritz Hardtke
Co-Convenor
Design Authority, EA-18G Growler Mobile Threat Training Emitter System (MTTES), Raytheon Australia

Fritz provides corporate M&S domain experise to Raytheon Australia. He is currently System Architect and DA for the EA-18G Electronic Attack aircraft range-based training system. He has experience in the full spectrum of M&S from Live to Virtual and Constructive systems. He has been involved in the design and deployment of military training systems in addition to the use of M&S in predictive capability definition and analysis projects. As an adjunct, he also works with VR/AR technology in the pursuit of heritage preservation and analysis.

Deanna Hutchinson
Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate
Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology

Deanna is an industry leader in the application of emerging technologies, including eLearning, spatial information, mixed realities and simulations in response to social and economic questions. She is currently completing doctoral research exploring the anthropology of rural entrepreneurial ecosystems through the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology. Her research is co-funded by the Cradle Coast Authority, a regional development organisation representing eight local governments in North West and West Tasmania, Australia. She is also an Adjunct Industry Fellow in the Cities Research Institute, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia).

Anjum Naweed
Scientific Co-Convenor
Cluster Lead—Human Factors & Operational Readiness, Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, Central Queensland University

Anjum is an Associate Professor at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, the Adelaide campus of Central Queensland University. He has over 15 years of experience across a range of domains and industry sectors and has co-edited books, written over 150 peer-reviewed articles, and secured over $5 million in research funding. Anjum researches within the intersections of human factors and operational readiness with the goal of practically translating his work back into industry. Anjum’s research has received numerous accolades and he has twice been a recipient of Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Researcher of the year (2013 for early-career; 2018 for mid-career).

Kathleen Yin
Scientific Committee Member
Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Dr Kathleen Yin works at the Centre for Health Informatics in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, where she focuses her research on patient burden and motivational behavioural change for health benefits. She has a keen interest in using serious games, defined as games used for purposes more than entertainment, as behavioural medicine and a tool for self-directed learning. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Games for Change Asia-Pacific, and a Steering Committee member of the Serious Games Special Interest Group in the International Game Developers’ Association.

Belinda Judd
Scientific Convenor, Organising Committee (Health), ASSH Executive Committee Member
Senior Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning, The University of Sydney

Dr Belinda Judd is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Sydney.  Her clinical background is in Physiotherapy and Belinda now works in Work Integrated Learning. Belinda is active in simulation-based education in teaching, curriculum design, assessment, service and research.  Most of Belinda’s simulation research explores the psychophysiological stress of learners in simulation and student assessment. Belinda is also the Deputy Chair of the Executive Committee for the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH) and is currently leading the Education and Research Portfolio.  Belinda is both Scientific Convenor and a member of the organising committee for the 2021 ASC.

Lorelle Bowditch
Scientific Co-Convenor
PhD Student/Research Assistant, Central Queensland University

Lorelle achieved a First Class for her Honours thesis on gaming addiction in 2018 and joined Central Queensland University as a Research Assistant shortly after. Lorelle’s current research interests include human factors in complex systems, and how the individual differences of gamers can impact symptoms related to Internet Gaming Disorder. Lorelle has published her work in high-impact scientific journals and acted as Scientific Co-Convenor for the Simulation Technology and Training (SimTecT) conference of the 2019 Australasian Simulation Congress. Lorelle received a Research Training Program stipend scholarship to undertake her PhD investigating the pathways to problematic Internet gaming, specifically adaptive and maladaptive engagement and escapism.

Tayne Ryall
Scientific Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate and Sessional Academic, University of Canberra

Tayne is a physiotherapist who is completing her PhD investigating the use of simulation in training and assessing physiotherapy students before they commence work integrated learning. Tayne has been a physiotherapist for 16 years working primarily in the Acute Care setting, including in the Clinical Education role. She teaches into the Physiotherapy course and research units at the University of Canberra. Her current role within Canberra Health Services is working alongside the Executive Director, Allied Health to help shape the strategic direction of the Allied Health workforce within a dynamic and rapidly expanding public health system. Tayne loves wearing masks, online meetings, and drinking coffee… well, at least one of these is true!

Kellie Britt
Co-Convenor (Health)
Lecturer Medical Education (Simulation & Clinical Practice) – Deakin University
Board Member, Chair ASSH, Executive Member Women in Simulation – Simulation Australasia

Kellie is an enthusiastic academic health professional who is passionate about the simulated learning environment. Kellie is also a Board Member of Simulation Australasia and the Chair of ASSH where she is an active promoter for the provision of excellent healthcare and industry simulated based education programs and advocates for equity and access to these programs in regional and rural areas.

Kellie is an executive member of Women in Simulation and actively encourages and empowers women to seek opportunities for leadership.

As an expert clinician with thirty years’ experience, she currently co-ordinates the Deakin University 1st year clinical practice program imparting knowledge to medical students who have the potential to influence the future of healthcare practices, research and technology.

Her career aspirations are to uphold an excellent and memorable teaching experience for all learners and to support the Simulation Community of Practice in Health and Education.

Adrian Webb
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