Simon is a lecturer of International Relations at Coventry University. He teaches a number of modules on global organised crime, the history of organised crime, and anti-mafia strategies. He has also taught on a number of politics and IR modules with topics including comparative politics, British politics, foreign policy, terrorism, human trafficking and humanitarian intervention. His research areas include mafia mobility and anti-mafia strategies. He previously worked in Italy with anti-mafia NGO Addiopizzo.