Our expertise

Paper Scalpel Rock develops and delivers high fidelity simulation training events that enable participants to fully immerse themselves in real life scenarios. Highly refined and researched programmes allow participants to practise skills and responses with no risk to patients. The collegiate approach, in depth debriefing, and case study workshops provide enhanced understanding of team dynamics in crisis situations and performance of clinical skills.

Hi Fidelity Simulations

What’s in a name?

The words Paper, Scalpel, Rock underpin our philosophy. Our programmes and events are predicated on delivering in three key areas for our participants.

We are dedicated to enriching the knowledge of our participants.

Prior to attending an event, you are provided with a significant research and reading providing up to date and relevant preparation material. During our events, participants are provided with world class resources that enable them to gain optimum learning, results and experiences on the day. On completion, each participant gains certification in line with CPD requirements. There are a wide variety of materials available to participants on completion of the event all of which contribute to the CPD points for the event.

We are committed to enhancing the clinical, professional and personal skillset of everyone attending our events.

Our uniquely developed, hands-on scenarios provide an immersive environment and enable teams and individuals to develop preparedness and insight that is only gained through these real-world experiences. Creating a safe environment in which to explore, act, learn and adapt is critical to our programmes. Working in these conditions translates into high rates of skill acquisition and retention, improved real-world communication, collaboration, teamwork, and crisis management.

Our objective is improved outcomes for both patients and healthcare providers.

Experiencing PSR simulation events provides participants with a renewed perspective on the options and abilities they have to handle regular and potentially rare and challenging situations.

Event debriefs with our team, Expert led discussions and Case study based workshops all contribute to our participants achieving a rounded experience during the event. By working with their team and with a team of experts focused on providing a high fidelity experience, participants leave with a solid understanding of their options and actions. Rock solid outcomes essential to today’s medical professional.

Like the game “paper scissors rock” our Live Events offer multiple options to test your skills. It is fast paced and results are immediate, the landscape is predictable however, what’s coming next is uncertain. It’s an environment of serious results yet at the same time it is fun and a great way to develop your skills and confidence.

Our Team

Dr Paul Scott

B.Com., B.A., B.Med. (Hons), FANZCA

Founder, Program Director & Coordinator

Anaesthetic Specialist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia, Paul has been using Simulation Based Education for training a wide variety of medical professionals for the past six years. Paul has a special interest in Crisis Resource Management and Error Management.

Associate Professor Kersi Taraporewaila


Program Contributor & Facilitator

Kersi is currently the Director of Education and Research in the Department of Anaesthesia at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and a full time anaesthetist. We are privileged to have him as part of the PSR team.

Dr Hau Tan



Dr Hau Tan is a consultant anaesthetist working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a respected educator working as a lead instructor in Anaesthetic Simulation and Airway Courses and running exam preparation tutorials for Advanced Anaesthetic Trainees. His professional interests include anaesthesia for ENT and vascular surgery. He likes to drive fast cars and play basketball.

Join the Team

We are building a world class team of people and delivering leading edge simulation concepts. Our passionate team strives to continually improve the simulation events and the variety of additional services that PSR offers.

Do you have specialty experience? Are you committed to contributing to professional development? Would you enjoy working with innovative courseware in state of the art facilities? As we continue to develop and deliver leading edge events we are looking for the optimum team to facilitate them. To register your interest click here.

We are currently looking for General Practitioners with a passion for training and education, who would like to join our team as a Facilitator and help us deliver our events. For more information please click here