Susan Ledger is Head of School – Dean of Education at University of Newcastle. She is an educator who has a passion for connecting people, places and projects. She has had a range of educational experiences in both primary, secondary and tertiary settings around the globe. Her recent publications explore how rural and international fields of study complement and compete with each other. She recently introduced simulated classrooms into the preparation of graduate teachers. SimLab@Murdoch (Mursion) offers a platform to practice and rehearse teaching, interviews and general interactions.