Simon has been a researcher in his own right since the elders of Pikilyi, (Vaughan Springs of Mt Doreen Pastoral Lease) appointed him in 1997 to conduct research on the significance of Pikilyi to the Warlpiri people.In 2000, Simon Fisher completed the first joint Masters in a University in Australia with co-researcher, Dr Lisa Watts. He has supervised two PhD students at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.Simon is passionate about Indigenous research and has very strong relationships with high profile academics and Universities around Australia. Simon has been working for Pintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri (PAW) Media and Communications for around 12 years. His main role involves the maintenance of the 26 year old Warlpiri Media Archive, including the critical task of digitising video content onto the digital server.
Simon received in 2016 an honorary appointment with Charles Darwin University.