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Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Deakin University

Simon's interests lie at the nexus of landscape architecture and ecology and specifically the role of design to articulate and connect ecological theory, patterns and processes. Possessing a broad experience across public and private sectors, Simon has worked as a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer in the USA, UK, France, Peru, NZ and Australia.

Simon's doctorate under Richard Weller (U Penn) and Richard Hobbs (UWA) was entitled 'Green Infrastructure: Planning a National Green Network for Australia' and was awarded the 2018 the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects national award and WA state award for 'Research, Policy and Communication'.

Simon has taught in five different universities in Australia and abroad and joined in Deakin in early 2020.


  • 2014–2019
    Senior Lecturer/Course Director (Landscape Architecture), University of Technology Sydney
  • 2013–2014
    Visiting Assistant Professor (Landscape Architecture), University of Arizona


  • 2017 
    University of Western Australia, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects