Graham began his healthcare career in 1987. He originally trained and worked as a General & Cardiothoracic ICU (RGN, ENB 100) and Psychiatric Nurse (DipHE MHN, RMN) in England and earned his BSc (Honors) in Nursing Science at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. In 2001, he began his career in the medical device and simulation industries and has enjoyed success in the UK and North America.
Graham has worked in the Healthcare Simulation Industry since 2006 with Limbs & Thing, B-Line Medical and SIMnext. Enjoying success through collaboration with customers and special interest groups aimed at improving Education, Clinical Practice and Patient Safety. In 2015, he co-authored a chapter for the Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs textbook with David Lacombe, entitled “Working with Vendors” that is designed to aid readers to appreciate the value of the tacit knowledge held by vendors so that they may incorporate vendor expertise into Center operations.
In 2016, he collaborated with Paul Pribaz (VP, OSF Healthcare) to provide an industry perspective on simulation for the Masters in Simulation Program at Drexel University; and then provided materials on Simulation Center Management Systems for the Masters in Simulation Program at the National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland). Graham has also worked as an industry representative within the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, spending time on their Corporate Council Steering Committee and Technical Standards Subcommittee. Recently, he worked with the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare on a consensus document that examined resources for promoting value-based simulation as an educational tool.
Graham is committed to Patient Safety, Patient and Professional Advocacy. Diverse clinical experiences, both positive and negative, have given him a passion for balanced and compassionate patient-centered care. Subsequently, he has collaborated on articles and radio broadcasts focused on Patient Safety with Pulitzer Prize-nominated authors, Joni Aldrich & Christopher Jerry. Graham believes that through ANATOMIC EXCELLENCE he can focus on education solutions that promote the development of Technical & Non-Technical Skills that enhance Patient Safety and drive Quality Improvement worldwide.
Graham has worked alongside Gubener Plastinate since 2014 and has dedicated himself to understanding the needs of this fundamental area of clinical education. In 2017, he authored a “Voice of Experience” contribution to the “Simulation Champions: Courage, Caring and Connection” Textbook relating to the use of Silicone Plastinates in Health Care Education. He is keen to work closely with Anatomy Education Stakeholders to influence the strategic direction of this important area of clinical and practice development. Within the company, he will be focused on developing all aspects of the company’s administrative and operational functions; including the strategic road map, product evolution and partnerships.