Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne. He coordinates the Master of Veterinary Public Health program and also teaches in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and the Agriculture and Science degrees. His research focuses on infectious disease modelling, Bayesian diagnostic test validation, zoonoses surveillance, outbreak investigation and control, with projects on foodborne disease, Q fever, antimicrobial resistance, foot-and-mouth disease, influenzas and arboviruses. Earlier in his career, Simon worked for the World Health Organisation in Indonesia and Cambodia, and Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans Frontières (Canada) across Southeast Asia.
Simon’s favourite companion animals are his two grubby sons, his bees and chooks. He’s also quite fond of snortlepigs.