Dr Arabella Louise Simpkin, Founder
Arabella is a graduate of the University of Oxford where she studied medicine, qualifying in 2006. She is a paediatrician, holding Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, and has a Master of Medical Sciences in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School where she was privileged to be a member of the inaugural class, graduating in 2016.
Arabella holds faculty positions at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School. She is excited to be part of a challenging phase of educational transformation and is committed to designing innovative approaches to the teaching of medicine. Her research passion, and focus, is in professional development, in particular studying the attributes of resilience and tolerance of uncertainty, which she feels are essential to mitigate burnout. Arabella has formal training in cognitive and behavioural psychology, instructional design, and faculty development, and understands the science that underpins sustainable high performance and wellbeing.
In her personal domain, Arabella commits time to yoga, travel and cooking.
Dr Paul Simpkin, Executive Director
Paul is one of the pioneers of occupational health medicine in the United Kingdom. He qualified from St Thomas' Hospital, London in 1970, gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1974, and established his own practice in 1975. He has provided staff health and occupational health advice to many leading public and private sector organisations for over 40 years. He currently practises at King Edward VII's Hospital in London.
Paul has a particular interest helping to prevent and treat the medical aspects of stress and burnout in the workplace. He is now bringing his experience and expertise to Greyscale Spaces, driving forward this innovative organisation which aims to combat workplace stress.