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Professor Kirsty Forrest

Dean of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine,
Bond University

Professor Kirsty Forrest is the Dean of Medicine at Bond University, a medical education leader, teacher, researcher and clinician whose career has spanned the United Kingdom and Australia.

Kirsty is frequently invited as a facilitator and speaker on education and leadership at national and international forums.

She has been involved in medical education research for over 15 years, and her research has been translated through co-authoring and editing several best-selling medical textbooks including ‘Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice’ and ‘Healthcare Simulation at a Glance’.

Kirsty’s passion for medical education extends beyond the undergraduate forum into the graduate forum through her roles as member of the Education, Development and Evaluation Committee and a lead facilitator for the educator program of Australian and

New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). She works clinically as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gold Coast University Hospital and is a Fellow of the ANZCA. Kirsty’s clinical research areas include medical leadership education and patient safety.

Kirsty’s other leadership roles include Executive Member and Treasurer of the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Medical Education Collaborative committee.