Simon is a Director of Scientell Pty Ltd, and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
He has worked in communication for more than 20 years. This included almost 13 years as a CSIRO Communication Manager in Melbourne, where he developed strategies and formed teams to deliver communication campaigns that – using new, social and traditional media – raised awareness of the impact of CSIRO’s research into understanding our oceans, coasts, climate and atmosphere.
Prior to CSIRO, Simon worked as a climate change communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in England. He has also been editor of two science magazines for young people, and performed science shows around Australia with the Shell Questacon Science Circus.
Simon has a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University, and completed a PhD in climate change science at the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences, examining Australia’s historical temperature record. He has made numerous appearances on television and radio, and has published many newspaper, magazine and scientific journal articles.