Simone has more than ten years of professional working experience as specialists for user research, usability, UX and human factors in a range of interdisciplinary projects. He worked in several research and industry-led projects on health and rehabilitation technologies and services, digital interfaces and virtual and augmented reality. Simone worked in the past as a researcher at the University of Perugia, Brunel University of London, and Nottingham University. From 2015 to 2018, he was fellow and co-lead of the human factors unit of the NIHR London Diagnostic MIC (formerly NIHR DEC) at Imperial College of London where he supported with human factors research the development of several innovative diagnostic tests and medical devices.
Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics at the Department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences at the University of Twente (Netherlands). Moreover, he is Honorary Senior Research Fellow for the NIHR London Diagnostic MIC at the department of surgery and cancer of the Imperial College of London in the UK.