Laura Chalmers

 

Preferred contact: email l.r.j.chalmers@rgu.ac.uk

 Laura is strategic lead for the department for Collaborative Practice and Interprofessional Learning at Robert Gordon University, main focus on collaborative practice in health and social care. Laura leads the integration of collaborative practice in all schools within Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Key Words:  Clinical Simulation    Undergraduate education       Interprofessional Learning/Education

Resident in: UK; Working in: UKat Robert Gordon University; Area(s) of Interest in VBP:  Interprofessional Learning / Communications/website,Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),     Meeting   Services/person-centered,   Services/teamwork; Related Area(s) of Interest:Communication skills,Decision theory, Values-based practice,Ethics,Medical humanities – Literature , Interprofessional/Collaborative decision making, Hearts and Minds approaches to education, live drama in undergraduate education; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Nursing,Critical Care, Secondary transport of the Critically Ill

Brief Description of Work: My main focus is Interprofessional learning in undergraduate health and social care courses. I believe that education must be memorable: have an impact on the audience. I have a clinical background in critical care and as an academic have focus on critical care and the impact of values based decision making in this field. Clinical simulation is a significant thread of my work and now use this with undergraduate interprofessional learning in all stages. This lends itself to team and collaborative decision making skill rehearsal in preparation for clinical practice. I lead Interprofessional learning for collaborative practice at RGU.