Simon is a PhD researcher working in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering section in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has a first class degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham, where he won the Engineering Undergraduate Prize and the Tom Essery Prize for Water Engineering. Simon then obtained a masters degree with distinction in Hydrology and Water Resources Management at Imperial College, London, where he investigated the appropriate level of model complexity to predict hydrological fluxes at landfill sites, collaborating with researchers at the University of Southampton.
Simon's current research is funded by the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, through the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC). The PhD project aims to improve the representation of surface hydrology in land surface models in order to assess the water fluxes and hydrometeorological feedbacks in the Ganga basin.