Simon is a current PhD candidate at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. His research is centered on understanding processes that drive gully erosion and sediment delivery to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon.
Simon’s educational background is in Earth science and natural hazards with a specific focus on the application of remote sensing and spatial analysis for understanding Earth systems. He has worked as a spatial analysis research assistant at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and also a program officer (science) for the Australian Flood Risk Information Project at Geoscience Australia (GA).
In addition to his research studies, Simon is also an active tutor in both undergraduate and postgraduate science courses at the ANU. Courses he is currently, or has previously been, involved in include:
ENVS2004/6024 - Weather, Climate and Fire
ENVS3019/6319 - Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS
ENVS2015/6015 - GIS and Spatial Analysis, and
ENVS8003 - Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation