Steve has worked in the marine management and policy sector for the last 15 years.

He is currently Head of the Marine Programme at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge and the former Director of the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research at the University of Plymouth, where he retains an Associate Professorship in Marine Policy. He has expertise in Integrated Coastal Management, Marine Spatial Planning, Marine Ecosystem Services  Assessment,  Marine  Conservation,  and  Marine  Policy. He  has  extensive international marine policy and management experience, including in Europe, South-East Pacific, Western Indian Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea.

He has managed several large international  projects  and  provided  support  and  advice  to  numerous  governments  and organisations.  His research has been widely published in the principal marine policy journals and he has been an invited speaker at numerous UK and international events.

Steve lives in Cambridge, which ironically, is a long way from the sea!