Coming from a sport science background, Simon has always worked with data throughout his academic and professional career.
Roles at Widnes Rugby League and more recently Manchester United FC, alongside working for his PhD from Liverpool John Moores University saw him analyse the increasing masses of data which are becoming available examining player performance and injury risk in elite sport.
Frustrated with the limitations of Excel to produce dashboards and reports, Simon was introduced to Tableau whilst working at Manchester United by the Information Lab's Andy Pick who came into the training ground to provide a two day training course for some of the staff. Simon quickly realised the power Tableau had to produce more compelling visualisations with deeper levels of insight and subsequently has never looked back.
Simon is a keen sportsman, and enjoys playing and watching football and cricket, playing the guitar, cooking, and going dog walking in the Peak District.