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    Simon is an expert in terrorism and counterterrorism, preventative legal measures & UK governmental policy (CONTEST). His expertise includes law enforcement & surveillance of electronic communications (Ecomms), data privacy & human rights (ECHR & EUCFR). Broadly, his research interests cover global security, cyber security, terrorism, terrorist electronic communications, international human rights & civil liberties, organised crime & piracy.

    Simon has published much of his work on terrorism and counterterrorism issues, with his monograph ‘Digital Privacy, Terrorism and Law Enforcement (Routledge) receiving endorsement and recommendation by other leading experts such as Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC. Bringing together such expertise, in 2019 Simon completed an edited collection, including his own chapter, titled, Terrorism and State Surveillance of Communications’, (Routledge). He has recently completed a publication titled' 'Combating Online Extremist Recruitment: The Criminalisation of Opinion & Belief', (January 2021 Routledge).

    Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Law and is the LLB Year Leader at Edge Hill University. Within the Department of Law & Criminology, Simon works across three programmes, being module leader for Counter Terrorism (BSc Professional Policing), & Property Law (LLB). He also delivers Public Law & Criminal Law, & Advanced Legal Skills. Simon is currently designing the curriculum for a new taught interdisciplinary Masters covering Cyber Regulation & Policy. Additionally, he is working with other colleagues to fashion legal practice ready law modules.

    Simon's application to the Modern Law Review Seminar Fund was successful, for a Conference to take place at Edge Hill University July 2021, titled 'Victims of Terrorism and State Responses'. The Conference is in collaboration with the Institute for Social Responsibility and in partnership with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation. Drawing on practical and academic proficiency, confirmed speakers are all international experts within their field.

    Simon is a peer reviewer for UKRI Economic & Social Research Council; the Liverpool Law Review; the Taylor & Francis International Journal ‘The Law Teacher’; & the ‘Asian Journal of International Peace and Security’, & Routledge, providing his expert reviews for books on Terrorism, Extremism, Policing & Surveillance. Simon provides expert opinion and review for the Security and Counter-Terrorism Group (Think Tank), and the Intelligence and Security Group (Think Tank). He is also an active member of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), The Hague; and the Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC); and the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS); and the Association of Law Teachers (ALT). 

    Simon is a passionate & dedicated lecturer, focused on learning & teaching. A great believer in modernisation & positive change, Simon often takes the lead on new learning & teaching initiatives, re/writing modules & developing undergraduate & postgraduate courses. Focused on the student experience, he is always keen to develop new skills, & use his passion & dedication to increase student engagement.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Law, PhD, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 25 Jul 2017


    • K Law
    • Terrorism
    • Counter-Terrorism
    • Extremism
    • Data Privacy
    • Data Protection
    • Human Rights
    • Cyber Terrorism
    • Conflict and Security Law
    • Organised Crime
    • EU law
    • Public Law
    • Law Enforcement
    • Policing
    • Surveillance
    • Electronic Surveillance


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