Stephen is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in our MA Travel and Nature Writing (low residency MA). He also teaches on our MA Creative Writing course.
Stephen's main focus is on developing students’ writing and observational skills, assisting them in getting their work published in a range of media.
Has written more than thirty non-fiction books on birds and wildlife. He is also a regular contributor to newspapers (such as the Guardian and the Mail) and magazines (such as BBC Wildlife). He was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Outdoor Writing in 2017.
He is currently a special visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham.
- MA (Hons), English Literature - University of Cambridge
- Fellow - Higher Education Academy
Other external roles
- Public speaker
- Wildlife tour leader
Areas of expertise
- Natural history
- Television production
- Writing (books, journalism)
Stephen has had numerous appearances on TV and Radio, including Breakfast News (BBC1), Today (Radio 4), Jeremy Vine, Chris Evans, and Steve Wright (Radio 2).
Stephen is interested in supervising students in nature writing and other wildlife and culture related subjects.