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Senior Research Fellow, Anaesthesia Teaching & Research, Monash University

Stuart is a practicing anaesthetist, simulation educator and researcher with interests in Patient Safety and Human Factors / Ergonomics.

His research includes investigation of the effects of cognitive aids (checklists and algorithms) on team functioning during emergencies and on simulation as an educational technique to teach patient safety and improve patient and health worker outcomes. He has been involved in the development of several innovative patient safety courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and has been closely associated with the Masters of Perioperative Medicine for which he co-supervises a unit on Human Factors and Patient Safety (POM5005). He also convenes the clinical Human Factors Short Course (

Stuart is also the convenor of the 9th International Clinical Skills Conference in Prato, Italy in 2021 and Founding director of the charity that runs the conference: The International Clinical Skills Foundation Inc.

He is a member of the International Advisory Panel for 'Anaesthesia' Journal editorial board and Associate editor for the European Society for Simulation (SESAM) 'Advances in Simulation' journal


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Anaesthesia Teaching & Research, Monash University


  • 2015 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Queensland, M.HumanFact
  • 1995 
    University of Sheffield, MB.ChB

Professional Memberships

  • MRCA

Research Areas

  • Decision Making (170202)
  • Anaesthesiology (110301)