Simon currently studies the effect of hydrometeorological extremes on risks of water-related diseases, in particular leptospirosis, in the context of the NERC-funded UnderWRiDE project. He also maintains international collaborations on energy systems analysis.
His doctoral research was on the dynamics of the water-energy nexuses of London and Mumbai, with an explicit end-use perspective. The salience of end-use in Simon's research stems from previous research with the Transitions to New Technologies program at IIASA. There, he studied long-term dynamics of global and national energy systems at the primary, final and useful energy levels, and found that dynamics are faster as a system is analysed closer to end use.
Simon's first degree is in electromechanical engineering. He also holds a Master of Environmental Management.
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