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Simon was born and bred in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2000 for a post at the University of Canterbury. Married with two teenage children, he still follows English football (Luton Town and Newcastle Utd, as places he previously lived) and rugby where he is now a keen fan and sometime season ticket holder of the Crusaders.
He is Professor of Geography at the University of Canterbury, where he directs the Geohealth Laboratory, a collaboration between the University and the Ministry of Health. The Lab does applied research at the intersection of public health and GIS. He also spends two days a week in Wellington as the Ministry of Transport’s Chief Science Advisor. His research interests focus primarily on the impact of the environment on health and wellbeing, and it is this expertise he brings to the WellConnected project.