is an associate director of OPENspace Research Centre on ESALA in Edinburgh and the head of landscape architecture department at Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu. For 20 years he worked as a landscape architect in Great Britain, Canada, USA, Ireland, Finland, Russia and the Baltics.
Along with teaching Simon deals with forest design. One of his latest work – preparation of landscape design instructions for Estonian Forestry Commission. His experience includes restoring Caledonian Forest, conversion of extensive forest in Cairngorms National Park and Kent, heartwood forest in Hertfordshire, royal forest of Queen's Elizabeth II anniversary and the First World War memorable wood in Surrey. These works included reproduction of tree species natural for local landscape and infrastructure design for wildlife exploring. Latest projects show the connection between human and nature in terms of health and well-being.
Simon's publications represent researches and text editions where he tells in detail about landscape design for outdoor recreation and the impact of nature on people's well-being.