Dr Simon A. Morrison is a writer and academic, currently working as Programme Leader for the Music Journalism degree at the University of Chester. Author of the book Discombobulated– a collection of Gonzo columns penned for DJ magazine and published in the UK and US by Headpress – Simon has reported on the music scene everywhere from Beijing to Brazil; Moscow to Marrakech. He edited Ministry of Sound’s Ibiza magazine and has also produced and presented TV and radio. A screenplay Simon penned, based on a story he wrote for The Guardian, is about to be produced by the BBC, for broadcast in 2019.
Within academe, Simon has contributed to Bloomsbury books including How To Write About Music, DJ Culture in the Mix and Kerouac on Record, as well as various academic publications including the Journal of Popular Music. His research interest lies in the intermedial intersection of words and music, and stretches from a co-authored book about the global club scene for Reaktion to a co-edited title about Pink Floyd. Simon has presented this research at conferences across Europe.