Personal profile

Personal profile

Simon completed the MSc Information Security in 2017 before joining the Centre for Doctoral Training at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has wide experience of working in security, both for government agencies and also in the corporate world as a security consultant.

His research explores the security concerns about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, including their use for criminal activity. Using securitisation theory, Simon examines where cryptocurrencies might fit into our future vision of money and in what way they challenge centuries of debate about this key pillar of society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions