Welsh Crucible 2011
Simon has a BEng in civil engineering from the University of Dundee, and went on to complete a PhD in civil engineering and oceanography from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. After 6 years working on various applied oceanography projects as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, he was appointed to his present position as research lecturer in physical oceanography. Simon’s particular expertise is coupling oceanographic models with climate forcing in order to understand mean and extreme events at a range of scales. His research interests are wide-ranging, from examining changes in the tidal and wave climates due to sea-level rise over the last 20,000 years, to understanding present-day and future patterns of jellyfish and marine larval dispersal, through to modelling the environmental impacts of large-scale exploitation of the marine renewable energy resource.
Simon has been promoted to Reader in Physical Oceanography in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University.