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Dr Victoria Brazil  


Dr Victoria Brazil
Director of Clinical Simulation
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229

Director of Clinical Simulation

Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 51331
+61 7 559 51331
Building Level: 1
Building: 5. Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator.

She is a senior staff specialist in Emergency Medicine at the Gold Coast University Hospital, where she is active in clinical teaching across the continuum of medical learners. She also is the medical director of the Gold Coast Simulation Service - a leader in 'in situ' simulation and in using simulation for quality improvement outcomes.

Victoria was previously the Director of Queensland Medical Education and Training (QMET), within Queensland Health.
Her role at QMET was to connect and support key players in medical education in Queensland, and to provide policy advice to QHealth. During her tenure there, Dr Brazil worked on enhancing the placement capacity of medical education systems, supporting clinical supervisors, encouraging evidence based education, and connecting medical education to healthcare service improvement.

Dr Brazil completed her FACEM in 2001. She undertook further study in medical education at Stanford (International visiting scholar emergency medicine 2003) and at Harvard (Harvard Macy Leaders in Health professional education 2005/6).
Prior to undertaking her role at QMET, Victoria was the Director of the first private company provider of simulation based educational services, and specialised in the provision of 'insitu' and mobile simulation training.

She is a previous Fulbright scholar (2002) and received the ACEM Teaching Excellence award in 2008.

Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine -
Masters of Business Administration - University of Southern Queensland
Bachleor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - University of Queensland
Professional admission & memberships

Australian Medical Association

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Australasian Trauma Society

Other professional appointments

Senior Staff Specialist - Gold Coast University Hospital

Faculty Member - Center for Medical Simulation, Boston

Education Advisor - Academy of Surgical Educators, RACS

Recent Keynote Addresses
  • Medical Education in Australasia - Trends, Tribes and a view from the dark side
    ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Tom Hamilton Oration
    ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Power of Words
    Essentials of EM, Las Vegas, HippoEM
  • Medical Simulation for the real world
    EuSEM, Torino, Italy, European Society for Emergency Medicine
  • Timing Tribes and STEMIs
    Social Media and Critical Care,
Teaching expertise
Victoria has taught across the learning continuum for medical students, junior doctors, registrars and also for consultant level faculty development. Her interests are in small group learning and scenario based learning and simulation.
Subject list

MEDI13-301 Understanding and Recognition of Illness Part A

MEDI13-302 Understanding and Recognition of Illness Part B

MEDI13-303 Understanding and Recognition of Illness Part C

Teaching awards

ACEM Teaching Excellence Medal 2008

Faculty Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2014

Research interests & research expertise

Workplace based assessment
Team training and scenario based learning

Publication list at

Current research grants

Queensand Emergency Research Foundation for research into workplace based assessment

ARC Discovery Grant

Recent research grants

Morson Taylor Prize for research on human performance in synthetic environments