After finishing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, Simon undertook an MSc in Pharmacology, followed by a DPhil in the area of immunology and stem cell research at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. During this time he worked as Junior Dean for St Hilda's College for just under four years, and was heavily involved in the management and provision of student welfare and discipline. In order to combine his love of teaching, people and science, Simon went on to study graduate-entry medicine and now works as an academic clinician in Oxford. With a keen interest in rheumatology, his research focuses on psoriatic arthritis and examining patient education and outcomes. Aside from teaching and clinical commitments, Simon also works as Sub-Dean at Keble College.
Simon has taught a wide range of medical and biological science students at Oxford over the years and has offered tutorials in pharmacology, immunology and physiology. His role at New College is teaching medical students.