Simon Watts trained in Johannesburg, South Africa and underwent his specialist ENT training in the North-East of England. He was awarded the Joseph Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery and spent 6 months undertaking sub-specialist training in European centres of excellence.
This culminated in him passing the American Board exams for facial plastic surgery and sitting on the board of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has published research both nationally and internationally in his sub-specialist field and contributed to books and teaching on these subjects. He is currently undertaking a futher diploma in medical education.