Simon is the Grantham Institute’s Director of Operations, leading on the overall operational management of the Institute. He supports the development and delivery of the Institute’s Business Plan, coordinating between programme, development, outreach and communication activities, and managing the Institute’s resources (staff and financial). This includes the strategic development of the Institute’s research and training programmes, as well as the Institute's communications activities, both for the general public and decision-makers in business and government.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Microbiology, continuing in this field with a PhD from the University of Manchester, investigating the binding properties and production of a group of Neisseria meningitidis outer membrane proteins. He continued onto a Postdoctoral position in Manchester looking at antibiotic resistance, before leaving to join Imperial Consultants, the UK’s leading academic consultancy provider, connecting external organisations to the knowledge and resources of Imperial College London. Simon was a Project Manager at the Institute before taking on this current position.
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