Simon Calmar Andersen is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. His research examines the effects of education policies and interventions. He has published work in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review and Public Administration among others. He is member of Trygfondens Centre for Child Research and member of the Research Advisory Boards for The Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), the Board for The Danish Evaluation Institute as well as for The Public Management Evidence Lab, City University of Hong Kong.
He was appointed member of the chairmanship of the national Council for Evaluation and Quality Assessment of Public School (The School Council) that gives advice to the Danish Minister of Children and Education in 2009-13. During his post doc. he also served as manager at the Municipality of Aarhus.