Simon is an experienced policy and communications professional, having spent nearly 2 decades working for some of the UK’s leading science and health organisations. His experience ranges from developing public exhibitions on DNA at Kew Gardens to briefing MPs on human embryo research. He’s headed the communications team at the Health Research Authority, external communications at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and public affairs at the Medical Research Council (MRC). He was the NHS’s first research communications specialist, at Hammersmith Hospital in west London, after starting his career at the bioscience research council BBSRC. A seasoned Debating Matters judge, Simon spends his spare time buying power tools and shouting at the telly.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.