Simon Hackett is a British academic and former social worker, who specialises in child protection and child maltreatment. He had been Principal of St Mary's College, Durham between September 2011 and 2018. From 2008 to 2011, he was Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Before returning to Durham as a professor, he was a Tutor at the University of Manchester, a lecturer at Durham University, and Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Bedfordshire. He had also worked as a Child Protection Officer and in youth justice.
- Calder, Martin C.; Hackett, Simon, eds. (2013). Assessment in child care: using and developing frameworks for practice (2nd ed.). Lyme Regis: Russell House. ISBN 978-1905541850.
- Hackett, Simon (2014). Children and Young People with Harmful Sexual Behaviours. Dartington: Research In Practice. ISBN 978-1904984498.
- "Professor Simon Hackett, BA (Hons), MA (Econ), CQSW, DCTHE, PhD". School of Applied Social Sciences. Durham University. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
- "History of the College". St Mary's College Society. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2017.