Simon has been the Director of Student Experience and Employability for the Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich since August 2017. He has previously held the roles of Head of Department Secondary and Lifelong Learning Teacher Education, PE & Sport, and Director of Learning and Quality for the Faculty.
Simon spent the first 10 years of his professional life working in the information technology industry for IBM in the UK and overseas. He returned to full-time education as a mature student graduating with a BA Humanities Art History with English from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1994, subsequently completing a Further Education (FE) teacher training programme at the University of Greenwich and a Masters in Education. Simon is a Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and is certified in eLearning, Teaching & Training (CeLTT). He has extensive experience of the FE sector, as a lecturer, Head of Media and Performing Arts and Head of Service: Quality Improvement and Staff Development at Sir George Monoux sixth form college and South Thames College respectively, before joining the University of Greenwich in 2007.
Simon’s teaching interests include teacher education for the Secondary and Lifelong Learning (FE) sectors, inclusivity, equality and diversity, pedagogy, technology-assisted learning, and curriculum development. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Applied Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton.
Simon is the Art Academy London’s Associate Trustee.