Simon is Director of Research at Breast Cancer Now and has over 17 years’ experience in research management. He has a PhD in Genetics from Nottingham, and post-doctoral experience gained at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund laboratories in London. In 2000 Simon joined the Cancer Research Campaign, and lived through the merger with the ICRF to form Cancer Research UK. He worked in a number of areas in Cancer Research UK, including looking after the charity’s fellowship funding. Simon also spent a year at the Academy of Medical Sciences, where he supported early-career biomedical researchers through mentoring, career support, policy development and by awarding grants. At Breast Cancer Now, he leads the team that manages the charity’s grant schemes and research infrastructure.