Simon’s research interests centre on the global politics of health. His work focuses in particular on international responses to HIV/AIDS and other diseases, the links between health and security, the changing architecture of global health governance, and issues surrounding health, conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.
From 2009-2012 he was part of a major €2.3 million European Research Council-funded project carried out jointly between Aberystwyth University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on ‘The Transformation of Global Health Governance: Competing Worldviews and Crises’.
Simon edits the journal Medicine, Conflict & Survival (with Maria Kett at UCL). He is an Associate Fellow of the Centre on Global Health Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, and a member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance.