Stephen completed his medical degree at the University of Sheffield in 2009 before undertaking his Foundation Training in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. He finished his Core Medical Training in the West Midlands Deanery and began working at the Royal Liverpool Hospital to commence his higher specialist training in Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology. He attended LSTM in 2017 and completed the DTM&H.
Stephen is also a full-time regular medical officer in the Royal Navy, previously deploying on ships and submarines.
Stephen commenced a MD in Feb 2020 working in collaboration with Professor James McCarthy's Group at QIMR Berghofer, Brisbane, Australia- utilising malaria volunteer infection studies (VIS) in Phase 1 therapeutic and vaccine discovery. He was a sub-investigator in 5 clinical malaria VIS. Stephen also developed an interest in anaemia as a consequence of malaria.
Stephen has given lectures and assisted in workshops on the DTM&H programme over the past 3 years.