Simon Huston


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    Sustainability accounting Multi-criteria project/entity evaluation Strategic foresight Transformation for resilience

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    Accounting and real estate lecturer, associate director UG Accountancy & International mobility lead.  Simon’s research is multidisciplinary with focus sustainable land uses and real estate development.  Simon has delivered around fifty business modules in seven universities (KFUPM, SU, UQ, RAU, SDAU, UCEM and CU).  He has also taught in two FE colleges (HCT, CC) & a dozen schools.  Simon first served as military medic, graduated from LSE, audited for Deloitte, studied Environmental Management at Durham and worked as a commercial analyst and foreign investment advisor for Queensland Government.  In 2010, the University of Queensland awarded him his doctorate in real estate.  Simon is a qualified accountant (ACMA, GCMA & CPA) and is a certified teacher (PGCE, FHEA).  He speaks French (DEFL B1) and dabbles in Ancient Greek.  

    Research Interests

    Integrated financal and spatial analysis.  Multidisciplinary research on sustainable transformation, spanning strategy, accountancy, urban development & learning.   Simon has published over twenty journal articles, seven book chapters and three books.  He is an active peer reviewer, including for Property Management (Editorial Board), Land, Land Use Policy, Sustainability, Sustainable Cities & Society.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Geographical Sciences, Doctorate, University of Queensland

    Award Date: 10 Aug 2010

    Environmental Management, MSc, University of Durham

    Award Date: 10 Jul 2000

    Economics, Degree, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Award Date: 15 Jul 1993


    • HF5601 Accounting
    • Sustainability accounting
    • Green Transition
    • Biodiversity finance
    • Feasibility analysis
    • Performance management
    • G Geography (General)
    • Spatial development
    • Land use contention
    • Smart city
    • Community development
    • Regional Development
    • Performance management
    • Strategic Management
    • Housing
    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • Emotional health
    • Transformational learning
    • HA Statistics
    • Time series & forecasting
    • Data analysis
    • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    • Health inequality
    • Obesity
    • Sports facilities
    • U Military Science (General)
    • Indochina
    • Strategic Management
    • Risk Management
    • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
    • Indochina
    • Algeria


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