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Simon Taylor Worcester University

Simon Taylor is a Senior Lecturer with the Department for Education and Inclusion at the University of Worcester. Prior to this he worked in the arts and cultural sector for many years; as Head of Learning for Birmingham's Ikon Gallery (2011-2015) and Education and Community Outreach Manager for The Making (2004-2011), an arts agency based in Hampshire.

Originally a graduate of the University of Brighton, Simon started his career as a professional artist in the South East, teaching in a range of settings including Special schools, Children's Centres, Prisons and FE colleges, and working with a diverse range of learners from adults to young people at risk from exclusion, children with special needs, prisoners and young offenders.

Simon is married with two ‘grown up’ children, is a keen drummer, loves live music and is hoping his potter’s wheel is still waiting for him somewhere buried in the garage...