​Dr Michael Moneypenny

Regional Director (E​​ast Africa), Centre for Innovation in Medical Education

Dr Michael Moneypenny is the Regional Director (East Africa) at CIME. Dr Moneypenny has been involved in healthcare simulation since 2009 and has extensive experience in its operational and strategic aspects.

He was awarded his MBChB (Honours) from the University of Dundee in 2002. He undertook a clinical research fellowship at the University of Liverpool, which included a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice from Edge Hill University.

He became a consultant anaesthetist in 2011 and, while undertaking the role of Director of the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors from 2012 to 2019, he was awarded an MD in Medical Education in 2015. 

His leadership extends beyond clinical practice and education. He served as the President of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH), the UK simulation society, from 2019 to 2021. Additionally, he held the roles of Associate Postgraduate Dean for Skills and Simulation and Senior Clinical Lead for the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) at NHS Education for Scotland from 2021 to 2023.

He is interested in human factors ergonomics as it applies to health and social care, optimising system performance and human wellbeing, as well as the acceleration of expertise.

Dr Moneypenny's commitment to advancing healthcare education and simulation continues to shape the future of healthcare professionals at AKU and beyond.