On completion of his PhD, in 2009, Steve became a Research Fellow with Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), where his research focus was economic appraisal. During his time with SCRI, he also managed a futures study, Built Environment Shaping Tomorrow (BEST).
Steve has become a specialist in the relationship between the construction sector and the macro-economy, a theme which continued in his research in the School of the Built Environment at London South Bank University (LSBU) and also in the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where his research also had a focus on sustainable construction and well-being within the construction and the built environment.
Steve has many years of teaching experience spanning many disciplines at both FE and HE level. He joined UCEM May 2021 in a Module Leader role on modules including the Work Based Research Project and Construction Technology 2.