Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia. Debra was previously Editor-in-Chief (EIC), BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, and founding EIC, Advances in Simulation. She is now EIC, International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. She is program lead for the Graduate Programs in Clinical Simulation (Monash University) and the Graduate Programs in Surgical Education (University of Melbourne). Debra leads a national faculty development program for simulation practitioners – NHET-Sim. She also leads the www.simulatedpatientnetwork.org. In 2021, Debra received the award of Member of the Order of Australia for her service to healthcare simulation and medical education. She has received other national awards for her work in healthcare simulation (Ray Page Award from Simulation Australasia) and a Presidential Citation from the US-based Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Debra has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, has more than 9,000 citations, and has edited books on simulated patient methodology (2016), healthcare simulation (2018), surgical education (2019) and research methods for healthcare simulation (2019), clinical education (2021) and is currently co-editing a book on working with older simulated patients.