The Power List 2015
A professor of cancer pathology at the University of Dundee’s Medical School, Simon is also clinical lead for the Tayside Tissue Bank, co-director of the Division of Cancer Research in the Medical Research Institute, and lead for the Dundee Cancer Center. He’s held leadership roles in organizations including the International Society of Gynecological Pathology (of which he’s been both president and vice-president), the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Association for International Cancer Research. His research deals with the pathogenesis of anogenital epithelial neoplasia, hoping to increase understanding of the mechanisms involved and improve disease diagnosis. To accomplish this, he studies the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in epithelial neoplasia and the non-HPV-dependent pathway to vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia development. In addition to his work on pathogenesis, he collaborates with the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St. Andrews to develop imaging technology that can discriminate between normal and neoplastic tissues.