Michael Moneypenny obtained an honours degree in Biochemistry before he learned the error of his ways and went on to read Medicine at the University of Dundee, graduating with honours in 2002. He spent a year and a half as a clinical research fellow at the University of Liverpool and honorary simulation research fellow at the Cheshire and Merseyside Simulation Centre. He returned to Scotland to accept a consultant post in Anaesthesia in 2011. Dr Moneypenny was appointed director of the SCSCHF in June 2012. In 2015, the University of Liverpool awarded him an MD in Medical Education entitled “Evaluating professionalism, teamwork and leadership in medical undergraduates”. His research interests include the power gradients in healthcare, systems approaches to patient safety and the most effective methods for delivering simulation-based medical education. Dr Moneypenny is also Chair of the Scottish Clinical Skills Network.