As an economist specialising in natural resources, Stephen works to develop and successfully disseminate the evidence to support more sustainable and equitable use of natural systems and the services they provide. His main interests are in climate change and energy, fisheries, and food and agriculture.
Stephen graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA(Hons) in Economics, spending one year on exchange at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Having previously worked as an economist in the Climate, Waste and Atmosphere programme at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), he has developed expertise in policy appraisal, research project management and communication of economic concepts.
In his spare time Stephen enjoys keeping active with running and yoga, learning foreign languages (Spanish and German), seeing live music and reading about modern history.