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The Clinical Skills 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.

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 Years 1-4 of the Sydney Medical Programme and is also involved in all aspects of simulation teaching, postgraduate surgical training, and external events.

Karoline Cheung
Senior Technical Officer

Karoline has been with the Clinical Skills Centre since 2015. With a technical background in sports biomechanics and human performance analysis, Karoline is the technical lead for postgraduate surgical skills training across a range of surgical disciplines (cadaver workshops and simulation teaching) and works closely with our external clients in educational event management.

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