Professor Charles Docherty, The Robert Buchanan Chair in Teaching With Technology in the Aga Khan University (AKU), has recently seen his role expand to become the Global Director of AKU Centres for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME). Building on the success of the Centre in AKU Karachi, the only one of its kind in South Asia to be accredited by the prestigious Simulation Society in Healthcare (SSH), Professor Docherty is now directing simulation developments in Nairobi and Kampala campuses creating a unique ‘ONE CIME’ in three international locations.
Beginning his professional career as an intensive care nurse in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, after 9 years of clinical practice, Professor Docherty developed an educational career in Glasgow Caledonian University with research interests and PhD studies in practice-based learning and technology enhanced educational innovation, and clinical simulation. Opportunities beckoned further afield, and in 2008 he was appointed to the Director of Clinical Simulation, RCSI Bahrain, two years later taking additional responsibilities as Professor and Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery. In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from RCSI for his contribution to healthcare education. After a 2-year spell in the University of Sharjah as Head of Nursing, in 2016 Professor Docherty returned to his passion for clinical simulation as Director of CIME in Karachi.