Simon is an evolutionary biologist originally hailing from Northern Ireland, but now based in England. After taking part in Famelab and being introduced to the field of Science Communication Simon went on to set up his own science communication company, "Ready, Steady, Science!" which has been creating and performing science "edutainment" shows to audiences ranging from toddlers to academics. As such Simon regularly appears at science festivals around the country including the Newcastle, York, Cheltenham and Cambridge science festivals and in schools, museums, universities, on radio and on television. More recently he has worked as a presenter on "Inside Natures Giants," shown on Channel 4.