Simon’s current research project aims to improve the provision of information to patients who are participating (or considering participating) in clinical trials. He will help to develop a template for an electronic, unfolding information sheet, which will allow patients to access as much or as little information as they wish. The project also includes a pilot qualitative study, which will investigate trial participants' use of information sheets and consent interviews.
MA in Ethics and Political Theory, University of Reading, 2010 – Pass with Merit
BA (Hons) in English Studies and Philosophy, University of Stirling, 2009 – 2:1
Simon completed his undergraduate degree in Stirling, during which time he undertook a year of study abroad at the University of Victoria, Canada. After this, he completed a masters degree at Reading, before commencing his PhD in Birmingham. He successfully defended his thesis in November 2013, and is in the process of completing his thesis corrections alongside undertaking his new project.
As well as reproductive and medical ethics, Simon is interested in environmental ethics, population ethics, and philosophy in general.
Simon co-ordinates and teaches on the Bioethics and Law (BEL) module on the BMedSc programme for intercalating medical students.
PhD title The ethical allocation of gametes donated for fertility treatment
Member of the Society for Applied Philosophy