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Dr Sarah Janssens

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mater Mothers’ Hospital

Dr Sarah Janssens studied medicine at the University of Queensland and began working at Mater after completing specialty training in 2012. Since then she has developed her skills as a simulation educator through courses including NHET-sim and the Center for Medical Simulation’s Simulation as a Teaching Tool and Advanced Debriefing courses. 

Sarah has developed and delivered a variety of interdisciplinary immersive obstetric simulation activities, including:

  • Maternity Emergency Management (MEM)

  • Advanced MEM

  • Mini-MEMs.

Sarah also has a keen interest in using simulations to teach procedural and surgical skills. Her achievements in this area so far include:

  • implementing a laparoscopic simulation training curriculum for gynaecology trainees

  • introducing a transvaginal USS simulation training curriculum

  • creating the NOVICE course (O&G Pre-Vocational Interactive Clinical Education) to teach junior doctors basic obstetrics and gynaecology skills.


  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists.