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Research interests

Simon is a reader in the Department of Education and admissions tutor for the MA Education. He is also a centre research associate in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics. Prior to his post in Bath, Simon was Programme Director for the MA Special Needs and Inclusion and supervisor for the EdD Special Educational Needs cohort at Canterbury Christ Church University, and a member of Faculty at Sharjah Women’s College, UAE.

Simon’s current work focuses on the epistemology of disability and ability, with special reference to education, inclusion, technology and the arts. His other research interests include inclusive and assistive technology (specialising in mobile technologies), religion and disability - with a focus on Christianity and Islam - and museums and disability. He is also currently involved in an international project investigating the use of mobile technologies as tools of inclusion for disabled people in museum environments. This project is sponsored by a Horizon 2020 grant from the European Union. The research is partnered with TreeLogic (based in Madrid), the Open University, and numerous museums, associations and companies in London, Madrid and Vienna.

Simon has also previously conducted projects in this field in the US, Canada, United Arab Emirates and the UK. He has also won a number of awards in his field, including a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar's Award for a fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) and he was a finalist in the London 2012's Great Briton's Prize. Simon has also delivered guest lectures at the Sidur Museum (Moscow), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Harvard University, London School of Economics, MIT, University of California Berkeley, Vrije Universiteit (Brussels) and the Government of the Province of Milan.

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Areas of Research

  • Blindness
  • Visual art and culture
  • Inclusive technologies
  • Epistemology of disability
  • Museum accessibility

Teaching interests

  •  Disability and Visual Impairment
  • Assistive and Inclusive Technology
  • Philosophy of methodology
  • Grounded Theory / Grounded Methodology
  • Educational Technology
  • Technology and Society

Other responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor, MA Education
  • Editorial Board, British Journal of Visual Impairment
  • Member, British Computer Society's Karen Burt Committee
  • Board Member, Blind With Camera (Mumbai)
  • Fulbright Alumni / Peer Reviewer for Fulbright Applications
  • Member, Educational Mentorship Board, STEM Champions
  • Member, The Society for Philosophy and Disability

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

1 Sep 19991 Nov 2005

External positions

Temporary Advisor, World Health Organization

1 Dec 201930 Nov 2020

Associate, Scottish Sensory Centre, University of Edinburgh

1 Nov 2019 → …

Centre Associate, London School of Economics

1 Oct 2010 → …


  • sensory impairment
  • blindness
  • deafness
  • arts
  • mobile technology
  • cultural heritage
  • museums
  • ICT
  • disability

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Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 1995 2019

Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems (ARCHES) Deliverable 6.5: Evaluation of Pilot Exercises

Hayhoe, S. & Garcia Carrisoza, H., 1 Jul 2019, 4 ed. Vienna: ARCHES. 29 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems (ARCHES) Deliverables 2.4: Recommendations, Guidelines & Policy Briefing

Hayhoe, S. & Garcia Carrisoza, H., 1 Jul 2019, 4 ed. Vienna: ARCHES. 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Another Beautiful Risk? Emergent Data Analysis And Dissemination In Four Participatory Research Groups Within Six Cultural-Heritage Institutions In Three Countries

Rix, J., Garcia Carrisoza, H., Sheehy, K., Seale, J. & Hayhoe, S., 4 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Arches Project: Validation of Technological Outcomes of Gaming Software based on a Participative Research Methodology

Garcia Carrizosa, H. & Hayhoe, S., 28 Aug 2019, In : Technology and Disability. 31, s1, p. 16-17 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access

A survey of networked and Wi-Fi enabled practices to support disabled learners in museums

Hayhoe, S., Garcia Carrisoza, H., Rix, J., Sheehy, K. & Seale, J., 21 Oct 2019, 2019 15th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking And Communications (WiMob). New York: IEEE, Vol. 15. p. 197-202 6 p. H3.2. (Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking And Communications (WiMob), IEEE International Conference on; vol. 15).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access