Pauline Lyon

Simulation Educator, Mater Education


Pauline is a midwife and nurse with over forty years’ experience in a range of health care management and educational roles. Combining her ongoing commitment to patient safety and staff development, she commenced her foray into simulation in 2005.  A key focus of the establishment of her simulation portfolio was the design and implementation of a range of interprofessional activities and the development and establishment of Queensland wide faculty to support the activities.

After completion of The Institute for Medical Simulation’s Comprehensive Simulation Course and The European Simulator Instructor Course, Pauline focused on interprofessional faculty development and the embedding of a positive simulation culture in throughout organisations.  The growth of faculty and adoption of simulation as a contemporary educational tool facilitated the expansion of her next interest, the adoption of process testing simulation to support patient safety and quality care.

In addition to extensive clinical and organisational experience in the field of simulation education, Pauline has continued to contribute to national simulation activities and presents at national and international conferences. Pauline was co-faculty on the Centre for Medical Simulation courses and coordinates MEPIC’s Introduction to Simulation Methodology (ISM) course.


  • Registered Nurse (Bachelor of Nursing post registration)
  • Endorsed Midwife
  • Graduate Cert Health Care Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Education
  • Graduate Certificate Health Care Simulation