Simon’s research investigates the impact of physical activity on symptoms of mental disorders and the implementation of exercise as a component of standard care within mental health settings. Simon has worked with a variety of groups including veterans, emergency service workers and refugees, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications, including a recent text-book. Simon is an elected national director of Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
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Black Dog Institute research projects
This project determines the strength of association between aerobic exercise capacity and global (psychosocial) functioning amongst inpatients receiving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).