Simon is Associate Professor, and Director of the Organisations Area, in the School of Management, University of Los Andes, Colombia. Prior to joining Los Andes, Simon was Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Organisation at the University of Manchester. He previously held research positions at University College London, King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in the application of social science theory and methods including ethnography to the study of the organisation and improvement of public services, particularly healthcare. He recently led a national study funded by Minciencias on the coordination of responses to COVID-19 within the Colombian health system.