Simon's core responsibilities as a post-doctoral researcher are to ensure that key objectives from the funded projects are met, support of other members from the groups, publication of scientific reports and dissemination of information to scientific and pubic platforms. He is also a member of the British Orthopedic Research Society.
Simon is currently undertaking in depth materials testing of the hydrogel to provide the foundation for the investigational medicinal product dossier (IMPD), which is essential for the translation the material into the clinic.
Simon is interested the development of new biomaterials that can orchestrate tissue regeneration and match the biomechanics of the implant site.
He also has a keen interest in utilising biomaterials to treat diseases, but also as scaffolds to construct 3D tissues ex vivo or drug discovery and disease modelling.