A born and bred South Londoner, Simon’s background has often been in the business of care and education, be that teaching children with brain injuries in Bristol, cooking for the street community at his church or working as a radio DJ and teaching music to young adults with complex behaviour and learning needs in Brighton. Added to this Simon’s time in the Southeast has seen him working with the University of Brighton and BBC’s Springwatch on local wildlife surveying programmes, including radio collaring red foxes to collect data for an on-going study investigating ethological differences of wildlife in urban environments.
Having graduated in Ecology and Biogeography at University of Brighton, during which he spent a life-changing time in South Africa, doing field research on survey methodology for carnivore populations, Simon came to work as an intern at Journeys by Design, and then for one day a week, taking responsibility for the JbD website, and for researching the ins and outs of locations for our sister venture, Wild Philanthropy.
Delighted with his work, his love for the ethos and aims of the business, Simon was offered a full-time post in 2015. He divides his time between being research and development assistant to Will Jones with Wild Philanthropy and overseeing the content and look of the site, including writing the website’s blog stories.