Stephen has worked as a postdoctoral research associate studying extra-galactic astrophysics for over 6 years. His appointments have included positions at the Paris observatory and the University of Cambridge. He recently joined the Astrophysics group at the University of Bath. In 2015 he became a member of the MUSE consortium, an international team of experts working to support development of the MUSE integral field unit, one of the worlds most powerful astronomical observing facilities. He received his PhD from Durham University in 2012, specialising in the physics of Galaxy Clusters.