We at the Academy are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of Dr Simon Newell. He was a much loved and respected colleague and friend of the Academy. Simon, had worked with us, giving his time and specialist knowledge to education and training since 2010. His knowledge, experience and enthusiasm alongside his always bright and humorous approach will be greatly missed, particularly by those that worked closely with him.

Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family and loved ones at this incredibly sad time.