Dr Simon Knight

gentleman, scholar, acrobat

Simon is Chair of the Scotland Salon. He is an experienced Youth Work team leader and sleeps under the stars while supervising and assessing young people participating in Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions.

His PhD at the University of Strathclyde was in Education. His thesis focused on how past childhood experiences, freedoms and licences contribute to emerging selfhood in young people.

Simon organises charity open water swims off the Scottish coast in aid of the RNLI. Next year he is planning to raise money for the rescue efforts in the Mediterranean by swimming between Italy and Sicily. In what little spare time remains, Simon chases his 14 year old son and 11 year old daughter about, but has now retired from playing football.