SPECIAL ISSUE 2023 Simulation in Higher Education

For publication into the Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching: https://journals.sfu.ca/jalt/index.php/jalt/about

Guest Editors

Assistant Professor Dr Jane Murray, Northumbria University

Associate Professor Dr Alan Platt, Northumbria University

Assistant Professor Jaden Allan, Northumbria University


Simulation based education has an emerging prevalence across the globe. Initially pioneered by the airline industry, simulation is now regular used across a broad range of professions such as law enforcement (police forces), lawyers, teachers, and social workers and many more. It has increasing importance in educating healthcare professionals, particularly post pandemic where there is a shortage of student placements in some areas and governing bodies are authorising the replacement of practice hours with simulated practice.

This issue intends to show case some of the most contemporary research in the area, across a range of professions as well as highlighting examples of good practice and demonstrating case studies where simulation has been used in a new or innovative way.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Simulation as a pedagogy

Prebrief and debrief

Measuring the effectiveness of simulation

Planning and implementation of simulated learning sessions

 The types of publications that are eligible for acceptance into this Special Issue include:

  • Research and review papers (4,000 – 8,000 words)
  • Case studies and good practice examples (3,000 – 6,000 words)
  • Book reviews
  • Other types of relevant articles will be considered. Please email Dr Jane Murray to discuss.


  • Full articles due: 15 July 2023
  • Final revised papers due: 30 October 2023
  • Final publication: 1 December 2023

For further information please email Dr Jane Murray using JALT Simulation Special Edition as the title; jane.murray@northumbria.ac.uk