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Projects in Applied Narrative and Simulation

Our research focuses on the role of narration and story as sense making and situation awareness in industry contexts and simulated training environments. Industry collaborators have included the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide), CAE, Calvary Hospital (Canberra) and the Defence Department, Australian Army.


  • 'Narration and stories as simulation experiences in military contexts: Defining a field and developing a system' Defence Human Sciences Symposium, November 2015, Melbourne.

Workshops & Seminars:

  • Narrative Sense-Making in Complex Scenarios, Simulation Australasia and University of Canberra, April 2015.
  • Narrative And Dramaturgy For Leadership And Sense-Making, The University Of Sydney Business School, Global Executive MBA, 2009–2015.


  • 'Narrative Dramaturgy and Sense-Making in Healthcare Simulation' in Nestel D, Bearman M. (Eds) (2015) Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice. West Sussex; Willey Blackwell.

Key Contacts: 

Centenary Professor Ross Gibson
Dr Teresa Crea