Simon has lectured on and researched the subjects of magazine publishing, creative industry management and journalism for more than a decade across academia.
Simon is the co-editor of a book on the magazine publishing industry in 2020, ‘Innovations in Magazine Publishing’ (Routledge). In 2014 he co-founded the Creative Industries Management Research Hub (a collaboration with journalism academics at UAL). At UCA he is presently the course convenor for the BA/BSc Digital Media and Magazine Publishing and the BA/BSc Digital Marketing and Social Media.
Before entering the Higher Education sector, Simon was the managing editor of UK black music monthly magazine Touch (originally the print arm of Kiss FM), a supplement project editor for TimeOut magazine and a freelance music, culture and lifestyle journalist for a number of publications including: Arena and i-D magazine in London, el Pais in Madrid and The Fader magazine in New York.
Simon holds a PhD in media management and cultural theory from the University of Westminster, a BA in Business Studies and an MA (with Distinction) in Higher & Professional Education from The UCL Institute of Education.