Steve joined the Centre for Environment and Sustainability in August 2010, having previously been at the University of Reading (Geography) and University of East Anglia (Development Studies). He has a background in applied biological science, and his research and teaching interests are broad spanning both the natural and social sciences. Steve has helped pioneer a number of participatory methodologies for sustainability assessment, including Triple Task. He has been involved in research and sustainable development projects across Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia.
Affiliations and memberships
- Partnerships in sustainable development (including the role of faith based groups)
- Methodologies for stakeholder participation in sustainable development
- Methodologies for assessing sustainability, including indices and indicators
- Natural resource and environmental management
- Agricultural/rural development (including sustainability indicators, sustainable livelihood analysis, integrated pest management, microfinance and the impacts of new technologies such as conventional and genetically modified crop varieties).
- EU Framework 7 project (POINT) exploring the policy use of indicators in sustainable development and some key sectors (transport, energy and agriculture) with a number of partners throughout Europe.
- ESRC funded project entitled 'Analysing partnership in aid chains: A Catholic Church case study'.
- EU DG Environment funded project entitled 'Assessment of the economic performance of genetically modified crops worldwide'.
- DFID Research Into Use project on up-scaling sustainable seed yam production systems in West Africa.
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project entitled 'Yam Improvement for Income and Food security in West Africa' (YIIFSWA).
- EU Framework 7 project entitle 'Servicizing Policy for Resource Efficient Economy' (SPREE)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project entitled 'Positive Selection and Community Phytosanitation for Improved Quality of Farmer-saved Seed Yam in West Africa' (CAY-SEED).
- Module convenor for the 'Sustainable Development Applications' module
- Contributions to the MSc modules 'Foundations of Sustainable Development' and 'Environment, Science and Society'
- Dissertation supervision at masters level.