Simon is Dean of the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing at the University of Winchester. Building on the University’s mission ‘To educate, to advance knowledge and to serve the common good’, Simon is leading the development of an exciting portfolio of new health-related education programmes. In recent years, Simon has worked closely with the Trust to develop successful physiotherapy and nursing degree programmes and he is now working towards the launch of many new programmes that will provide training opportunities for current and aspirant healthcare professionals alike. As an accredited exercise physiologist, Simon has lead many research projects in the fields of ‘health’ and ‘sport’, with much of his work published in academic journals and mass market book publications.
I have been living in North Hampshire for over 25 years with my Husband and three children, two of whom were born at Basingstoke Hospital and one in Kenya. My career started in the City as an Equity Analyst and after having Children I became a Maths Teacher specialising in teaching children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. For eleven years I have worked in Parliament, and this has given me an insight into how Government works. I owe my life to the NHS having been born with a very rare virus and having spent the first month of my life in intensive care.
Having been elected to Hampshire County Council in May 2021, I am now a Stakeholder Governor for HHFT. My main focus at Hampshire County Council is children and young people.