Simon has been involved with horses for the past 30 years starting out as a childhood hobby.
After completion of his undergraduate degree, Simon spent time in industry working as a nutritionist at an animal feed company specialising in equine nutrition. Following on from this role, he took a position working for the University of Liverpool as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine working with an industry partner to design and implement a parasitology diagnostic laboratory service.
This brought about the opportunity to undertake a part time PhD in the efficacy of equine anthelmintics and their effects on intestinal health which was completed at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine. Completion of the diagnostic parasitology project with the University of Liverpool led to Simon's move back to full time academia.
In 2014, he joined the RAU's School of Equine Management and Science. Simon's main areas of interest remain within health of the equine gastrointestinal tract.
Simon is the programme leader for BSc (Hons) Applied Equine Science and Business
British Society of Animal Science
Royal Society of Biology
World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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