Dr Ed Mellanby
NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Simulation Lead for Faculty Development in NHS Lothian
I am a clinician who is passionate about the power of simulation training, and helping others to use it responsibly and to its full potential.
I graduated from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2004, and worked in the North East of England for three years before moving to Edinburgh and South East Scotland for Anaesthetic training.
During my training I spent two years as an Educational Fellow at the Centre for Medical Education in the University of Edinburgh Medical School. In addition to the exposure to teaching and assessment, I completed a Doctorate on the Non Technical Skills required by junior doctors.
Following the completion of my anaesthetic training in 2014, I worked as a Fellow in West Australia for nearly 3 years, where I was responsible for numerous simulation training and faculty development projects.
I have been back in Edinburgh since 2017 and working clinically as a Consultant Anaesthetist at St. Johns hospital. I am a simulation lead for NHS Lothian where my main responsibilities are within faculty development and ensuring the quality of simulation based education across five hospital sites.
I have now partnered with the Masters in Clinical Education Team at the University of Edinburgh and I am enjoying meeting people across the world to discuss Simulation Based Clinical Education.