Simon is a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Department of Systems Ecology at Stockholm University.
Simon’s research examines participatory processes in ecosystem management, and forms part of the GLEAN project (A Global Survey of Learning, Participation, and Ecosystem Management in Biosphere Reserves) funded by Vetenskapsrådet (VR). In particular, Simon is interested in how social learning can be enhanced by deliberative governance techniques, how environmental knowledge is created and mobilized, and how different social constructions of environment affect management outcomes.
Prior to joining the SRC, Simon completed an MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has practiced biodiversity conservation in the Norfolk Broads (UK), and spent time researching adaptive capacity at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London. Previous published work has examined the political economy of international climate and biodiversity policy.