Steven is currently researching a PhD at the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield. His research looks at news coverage of poverty in the British press. His research can be found in the following journals: Critical Discourse Studies, British Medical Journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Spinwatch and LSE Review of Books.
He has been a member of the American Sociological Association, British International Studies Association and was part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's expert communications group on poverty in the media. He was also part of the C-SAP working group on the Teaching About Terrorism project.