Simon’s research focuses on international human rights, in particular on social rights, and the rights of minorities. He is especially interested in how human rights are given effect, in particular in systems of political devolution and multi-level governance.
Simon is an experienced Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator and has led on numerous research projects. He has been invited to present his research in the UK and internationally and has given expert evidence on human rights to the Senedd/Welsh Parliament, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Simon works closely with NGO networks to bring about change, including the Wales Monitoring Group on the UNCRC, and is currently a member of the Welsh Government’s Children’s Rights Advisory Group. Since 2012 Simon has been a co-coordinator of the Observatory on Human Rights of Children.
His teaching is on human rights and social justice (LLB), the human rights of children (LLB), and human rights implementation (LLM). Simon is Programme Director of the LLM Human Rights. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.