Researcher biography

Simon joined ISSR in mid 2017 as a sleep science leader within the Child Development Education and Care Group, with an aim to bridge the biological and social sciences in collaboration with other researchers and partners from government, industry, and the community.

Simon is a psychologist who works to understand the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in a healthy, safe, and productive life. His work focuses on sleep in the early years, but he has significant experience and interest in the wellbeing of others, including older adults, people living with dementia, brain injury and neurological disease, young adult and adolescents, shift-workers and athletes. He has capacity for measurements including actigraphy, polysomnography, behavioural assessment, psychometric assessments, hormone measures, naturalistic and simulated driving, and environmental monitoring.

Simon is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with endorsed practice in Clinical Neuropsychology, a Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN), and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). He has worked extensively in both research and clinical settings as a psychologist and sleep scientist. Simon has degrees from Monash University and the University of Melbourne.