Simone graduated with a BSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham in 2007 and an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge in 2008. Since then she has worked as an economist and policy advisor at DECC and BIS, a research associate at Climate Strategies and, more recently, for the International Council on Mining and Metals in its climate change program. Her work has focused primarily on the response of industry to climate change policies.
Simone started her PhD in October 2013, aiming to understand the business and policy case for increased material efficiency. She graduated in February 2018 and now works for a think-tank.