Stephen started his career as a materials scientist in the UK carrying out research and development into new construction materials and processes. He took up a position as a materials consultant at the Australian Mineral Development Laboratories in Adelaide in 1985 and was involved in the performance and testing of materials including forensic investigations linked to the construction industry. In 1990 he joined the University of South Australia lecturing in building science and materials. Since that time, he has been the program director for the undergraduate degree program in Construction Management & Economics and the postgraduate programs in Facilities & Asset Management. Stephen is currently involved in a number of research projects including the ARC Linkage "An Integrated Model for the Assessment of Urban Sustainability" and "Re-considering Sustainable Building and Design: A Cultural Change Approach".