The Clinical Skills Centre is a sub-division of the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. The centre serves as the main procedural skills teaching facility for students of the Northern Clinical School (University of Sydney) and junior medical staff of the adjoining Royal North Shore Hospital. The Centre also partners with a number of professional teaching bodies and medical technology suppliers to provide postgraduate training, research, new technology showcases, and professional development opportunities for training surgeons.

Jayne Seward
Manager, Clinical Skills Centre

Jayne joined the Clinical Skills Centre in January 2020 and manages the facility along with her experienced team. Jayne oversees all Centre operations, events, and partnerships involving specialty surgical training courses and medical student clinical skills training.  Jayne’s background is in tertiary education where she coordinated the postgraduate Master of Surgery programme (USYD) and previously the Year 1 Sydney Medical School curriculum.  Before joining the University, Jayne’s background was in the airline industry bringing a vast experience in customer service.

Kellie Townsend
Simulation & Clinical Skills Educator
(SMP Stage 1 and 2)

Kellie joined the Clinical Skills Centre in 2016. Formerly a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Cardiovascular unit at the Mater Hospital, Kellie is the lead educator for undergraduate procedural skills teaching at the Northern Clinical School. Kellie coordinates and teaches across the Stage 1 and 2 curriculum for the Sydney Medical Programme and is also involved in all aspects of simulation teaching, postgraduate surgical training, and external events.

Karoline Cheung
Clinical Skills Educator
(SMP Stage 3 & Surgical training)

Karoline has been with the Clinical Skills Centre since 2015 and coordinates Stage 3 clinical skills teaching for the Sydney Medical Programme at Northern Clinical School. With a technical background in sports biomechanics and human performance analysis, Karoline is the technical lead for postgraduate surgical skills training (cadaveric, simulated, and synthetic) across various surgical disciplines.