Department:Leadership and Management Staff
Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law
Simon is Director of International Partnerships in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. He's also a Principal Lecturer specialising in tourism and environmental issues, with research interests including ecotourism and tiger conservation.
Simon has been at Anglia Ruskin University for 17 years, before which he was engaged in forestry developments internationally, consulting on transitions from production to recreational forest management. He has experience in consultancy for ecotourism development and has worked on research in diverse areas including community forestry development in the UK and the economics and ethics of tiger farms in China.
Simon has taught on a number of courses within the faculty and was course leader for tourism for 8 years. He has developed and taught a range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Ecotourism, Wildlife Tourism and Environmental Policies and Issues. Simon has also provided guest lectures as far afield as in China, India, Australia and the USA.
Evans, S. (2009). Pugmarks, Tyre-Tracks and Footprints. In Hill, S., & Gale, T. Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability. Ashgate Press.
Simon has been a panel member on Anglia Television on a programme focusing on the future of tourism in East Anglia. He has also appeared on Voice of America commenting on tourism and terrorism.