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Associate Professor of Security and International Relations, Staffordshire University

Simon is currently an Associate Professor of Security and International Relations at Staffordshire University as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Scotland Institute, an Honorary Research Fellow at Aston University and Editor-in-Chief of Defence Studies .

Before Joining Staffordshire University, Simon was a Research Officer in PoLIS at University of Bath, a Teaching Fellow at Aston University. Before his time at Aston, he was a University Teacher and the Administrator for the Centre for the Study of International Governance (CSIG) at Loughborough University. His doctoral research on the EU-NATO Relationship was also conducted at Loughborough University.

PhD (International Relations) Loughborough University.

MSc (Conflict and Cooperation) University of Stirling.

BA (History/Political Science) Gonzaga University.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)

Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice in Higher Education - Merit (Staffordshire University, 2017)


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer of International Relations, Staffordshire University
  • 2013–2015
    Research Associate, POLIS, University of Bath