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Reader in Bioethics, University of Portsmouth

Simon's academic and research interest is in research ethics, governance and integrity, and especially how these impact human participant research. He chairs research ethics committees for the UK's NHS, Ministry of Defence, and Health Security Agency (formally PHE), and is a member of the specialist "Human Challenge" ethics committee. He is also the UK adapting author of the popular Oxford University Press "Research Integrity" online course and a trustee of the charity UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO).


  • 2021–present
    Reader in Bioethics and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth
  • 2017–2021
    Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare, University of Portsmouth
  • 2012–2017
    Senior Fellow, then Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, University of Portsmouth
  • 2005–2012
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University College London


  • 2012 
    Keele University, MA Research Ethics
  • 2010 
    Open University, BA Humanities with Philosophy
  • 2005 
    University of Southampton, PhD in Biochemistry
  • 2001 
    University of Southampton, BSc Biomedical Science