Simon works for UWE Bristol as a Research Fellow. His work looks at how creative organisations understand their value, how they can collaborate with universities, and how we can understand the impact they have on the world.

Between 2012 and 2016 he was Research Fellow for the REACT Hub, where he oversaw the project's research programme and written outputs. He has a PhD in Human Geography (2010) that explored affordable studio provision for artists in London, and has worked on projects looking at the Hamilton House project in Stokes Croft, Bristol, and online crafting communities.

Simon is also an artist. He makes zines, books and comics that are mostly memoir. He self-publishes much of his work, and his comics have been published as books in the UK and the USA.

He's always happy to about any aspect of his work - from understanding the value of creative practice, the impact of university research, to talking about drawing as a tool of self expression, DIY approaches to creativity, and self-publishing.

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