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Cristina Diaz-Navarro

Cristina Diaz-Navarro

Professor Cristina Diaz-Navarro is a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in neuro-anaesthesia and the Academic Head of the Perioperative Care Department at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

She is an Associate Dean for Simulation and Clinical Skills at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), and Honorary Professor at the School of Medicine at Cardiff University and an Associate Professor for the School of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences at the University of Barcelona. 

She is an Executive Committee Member at the Association for Simulation in Healthcare Practice (ASPiH) and the Chair of the Scientific Committee for the European Medical Simulation Society (SESAM). 

She has been involved in simulation based education and debriefing since 2006. Her academic work has focussed on human factors training and simulation faculty development since 2011. She is also the lead author in the creation of the TALK approach to clinical debriefing ( and chairs the Board of Trustees of the TALK Foundation.

She enjoys developing innovative simulation based projects that encourage new perspectives for reflection on everyday elements of healthcare.