Connie Wiskin (PhD)

Connie was the founder of Impromptu Ltd, building on personal and professional interests in immersive simulation methodology. She is a Reader in Medical Education at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences University of Birmingham where she leads on Clinical Communication, and has been researching field since the early 1990s. Connie continues to act as an advisor to Impromptu, supporting Nigel on values, recruitment, inclusivity and vision. Connie divides her time between Birmingham and Ironbridge, enjoying both city life and the proximity to nature that comes with a canal-side base in a ‘hidden gem’ village. She is committed to helping people become their best professional selves through role play, and proud to have been able to contribute to supporting others in finding similar passion.

Connie is a recognised expert in her field having published internationally in a range of peer reviewed journals and presented her research at over 50 medical education conferences throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Japan.


Connie has extensive experience of interactive management and leadership in clinical and corporate contexts, including a developing interest in behavioural safety leadership. Connie’s research field is the psychometrics of assessment, in particular scoring consistency for competencies relating to communication, attitude, professional identity and ethics. She is regarded as a national and international expert, and acts as assessment advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons and Dental Surgeons.

Areas of Expertise

  • Development of appropriate professional attitude/identity
  • Remediation through coaching
  • Interviewer and Interviewee skills
  • Reflective writing, and portfolio compilation
  • Learning methodologies
  • Assertion training


  • PhD (the psychometrics of OSCE assessment using simulation in high stakes Primary Care examinations); University of Birmingham
  • ILT – Institution of Learning and Teaching Accreditation
  • MPhil (research into the use of simulation in counselling and vocational training); University of Birmingham
  • BA (History 2:1); University of Birmingham