Project Management in Healthcare Simulation Research

  • Cylie M. Williams
  • Felicity BlackstockEmail author


There are many frameworks available that can guide the researcher through the process of project management for simulation research. Projects are not routine business, but are a unique specified set of operations designed to accomplish specified goals. In the context of simulation research, the overarching goal is usually to answer a discrete research question. Projects therefore frequently bring together a team of people and stakeholders, who do not usually work together, and are often from different organizations, different career backgrounds, and across multiple geographical sites. This chapter explores the components of common key frameworks. Sequentially to a project management framework is the need for risk mitigation strategies to ensure smooth running of your project. Piloting your project can help identify many of the challenges you may face during the project. There are also many risks that are specific to simulation research. Many of these risks can be avoided with careful planning, attempting to manage the unmanageable, and the development of detailed timelines and budgets that are specific to research projects.


Project management Simulation-based education Research Timelines Stakeholders Funding Resources Team management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Primary and Allied Health CareMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  2. 2.School of Science and HealthWestern Sydney UniversityCampbelltownAustralia

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