Simon works in ClimateWorks’ Sustainable Economies system. He has lead analysis and authored reports on COVID-19 economic recovery and government policy, as well as on infrastructure and transport in his previous role in the Cities system. He brings a unique skill set, combining journalism and social science with highly technical economic modelling, and is interested in better understanding complex systems to drive effective change.
Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Simon worked at the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at UNSW, where he analysed long-term economic indicators in Australia and authored reports on topics such as Australia’s retirement income system and the economic implications of dementia.
Simon holds a first-class Honours degree in Economics from UNSW where he completed multiple projects related to climate change, including the modelling of climate-change denial determinants and individual decision-making under uncertainty. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Writing from the University of Queensland.