Simon Gathua

A statistician by training, Simon has been involved in research for over 15 years, with a focus on quantative designs. Having helped over 400 Masters and PhD-level students, Simon knows exactly how to take a dissertation or thesis from zero to hero in no time at all, whether it involves basic descriptive statistics or advanced inferential modelling.

Quick facts

  • Methodology: Quantitative
  • Methods: Surveys, descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Typical research areas: Social sciences, business/management, statistics, IT
  • Supported software: SPSS, Statistica, Excel


Simon has assisted close on 300 Masters-level students and over 100 Doctoral-level students with their research. He has been involved in multiple roles at the Da Vinci Institute (SA), including Research Associate , Head of Knowledge Management and Head of Client Engagement for Postgraduate Programs. Simon has also worked with the National Research Foundation (NRF) in the area of corporate governance. Simply put, Simon has a winning mix of real-world and academic experience.


Simon earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Pretoria (SA). He then went on to complement this with a Diploma in Management of Information Systems from the Institute for Management of Information Systems (UK).

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