Stephen is a chartered scientific & management professional who has gained a wide ranging appreciation of regulatory requirements, stakeholder engagement, and commercial constraints in a world where environmental excellence is increasingly important to successful project delivery. With over 25 years combined high hazard industry and regulatory experience, he brings operational, tactical and strategic experience to individuals and organisations.

His approach to work involves creation of space for real dialogue to allow trust to develop in the teams he leads and the students he supports. This approach has resulted in numerous commendations.

As Senior Engineering Lecturer, Stephen drives the establishment of our new academic area to meet the needs of the dynamic engineering sector, regionally and nationally. This involves determining the scope and direction of our Engineering offer to develop distinctly different engineering programmes, aiming to create contemporary, innovative and flexible engineers. 

Qualifications and memberships


  • Project Management Qualification, Jul 2022, Association of Project Management·      
  • PgC learning & teaching in higher education, jul 2021, uni of cumbria
  • PgC Coaching & Mentoring, Jul 2020, Uni of Cumbria
  • terrorism awareness, feb 2018, international protect and prepare security office
  • trauma & critical incident care for humanitarian workers, sep 2017, disaster ready

• security risk management for humanitarian aid agencies, aug 2017, disaster ready
• strategic emergency & crisis management, oct 2015, emergency planning college
• tactical emergency management, may 2015, emergency planning college
• recovering from cbrn emergencies, april 2015, emergency planning college
• preparation for resilience, sep 2014, emergency planning society
• emergency control centre operations, feb 2014, emergency planning college
• civil protection practitioner, nov 2013, emergency planning college
• leadership development, jan 2013, horizon
• radiological protection supervisor, may 2010, amec
• contaminated land exposure assessment, oct 2008, amec
• principles of project management, oct 2008, adept knowledge ltd
• toxicology for land contamination, april 2006, c inst. environmental health
• regulation of radioactively contaminated land, march 2006, c inst. environmental health
• chemistry for cont land risk assessments, june 2005, c inst. environmental health
• epa 1990 part2a, contaminated land: documentation determinations & designations, &
remediation notices, statements & declarations, feb 2005, environment agency
• stabilisation/solidification treatment & remediation for waste & contaminated land, feb 2005,
university of cambridge
• monitoring for review & assessment, feb 2005, c inst. environmental health
• dealing with hydrocarbon contamination, feb 2005, c inst. environmental health
• solvent emissions directive, july 2004, environment agency
• police & criminal evidence act interviewer, may 2000, cumbria constabulary
• contaminated land management, dec 2003, land quality management ltd
• advanced environmental auditor, sep 1999, emsi ltd
• msc environmental management, aug 1997, university of sunderland
• bsc (hons) environmental engineering, july 1996, university of sunderland
• btec mechanical/manufacturing engineering, july 1994, carlisle technical college
• mechanical maintenance apprenticeship, aug 1993, sellafield, bnfl
• city & guilds engineering systems, june 1993, west cumbria tech college

Professional Memberships
chartered scientist (CSci)
chartered water & environmental manager (CWEM)
emergency planning society (EPS)
member chartered institute of water & environmental management (MCIWEM)

fellow of higher education academy (FHEA)

Recent external roles

2017 to 2018 - Head of Environmental & Emergency Management, Nuvia
2016 to 2017 – Env & Emergency Planning Specialist, Safety Critical / Nuvia
2015 to 2016 - Principal Process Safety Engineer, AMEC Foster Wheeler
2013 to 2015 - Senior Process Safety Engineer, AMEC Foster Wheeler
2008 to 2013 - Senior Environmental Consultant, AMEC
2007 to 2008 - Project Engineer, REACT Engineering Ltd
2003 to 2007 - Scientific Officer, Copeland Borough Council
1997 to 2003 - Local Environment Officer, Copeland Borough Council
1989 to 1993 - Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice, BNFL