Steve is a geologist with wide-ranging research interests, including links between solid earth, oceanic & atmospheric processes; convecting mantle, lithospheric & mid-ocean ridge interactions; influence of mantle & plate motions on hydrocarbon systems development; the North Atlantic as a natural laboratory to study these processes; Cenozoic climate change, including the Paleocene/ Eocene Thermal Maximum and the Northern Hemisphere Glaciation; and seismic oceanography.
2009 - present: Senior Lecturer in Earth Systems, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
2003 - 2009: Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Dublin
2001 - 2003: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, ‘Spatial and temporal scales of mantle convection’
2000 - 2001: Research Assistant, CASP (Cambridge Arctic Shelf Program), ‘North Atlantic tectonic reconstructions’
1996 - 2000: Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, ‘Effect of the Iceland Plume on Cenozoic sedimentation patterns’
1993 - 1996: B.Sc., University of London, UK, Royal Holloway College, Geology
1986 - 1993: Bury Grammar School