Meet Our Keynote Presenters
Walter is Professor and Chair of RCSI SIM, the Centre for Simulation Education and Research RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland. With a clinical background in paediatric emergency medicine, Walter studies the intersections between simulation and workplace learning with a focus on interprofessional collaborative practice, team reflection, healthcare debriefing, and team adaptation. He earned a PhD in Medical Education from Maastricht University. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He collaborates with team and organizational psychologists to study team processes both in and outside of healthcare. In 2018, he travelled to Antarctica to perform ethnographic field observations and in-depth qualitative interviews to investigate how Antarctic research teams adapt to ever-changing conditions in extreme environments. His research program seeks to delineate the contribution of workplace talk and team interactions to learning and performance.
Enda is a negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution specialist with over twenty years of experience as a practitioner and in delivering training, talks and lectures. He helps people get better at dealing with conflict. Enda is the Managing Director of Mediation Northern Ireland and the founder of the negotiation programme at the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a tutor for the programme on negotiation at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and he has been trained at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University.
Enda holds an MA in “Theory, Culture and Identity” and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. He is a certificated mediator with the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII), an accredited Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), a member of the Association of Coaching (AC) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is a Rotary Peace Fellow, a member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and an ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace. He is a Director and one of the Co-founders of FactCheckNI, the first independent fact-checking organisation in Northern Ireland and a Director and Trustee of Lighthouse a suicide prevention Charity. Enda was named one of the top 40 under 40 in Northern Ireland in 2019 by Business First.
He has worked with some of the world’s largest companies and international NGO’s. and he has delivered talks and training throughout the UK and Ireland and internationally in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, Brazil, Romania, Turkey, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Canada and the United States.
Lisa was the Lead Peer Trainer at the SHSCT Recovery College and worked locally and regionally on mental health policy and change initiatives. She now runs her own Training and Consultancy, bringing her extensive lived and learned experience to educate about the value and importance of trauma-informed approaches, both for people needing, and those working in services. She believes hope and healing are nurtured in compassionate relationships.