He is responsible for ensuring access to a collection of over 18,000 ethnographic objects from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific. Prior to this he was a project curator working on the International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool.
Stephen is originally from Skelmersdale in West Lancashire. He studied classical archaeology at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 and museum studies at the University of Manchester in 2003.
Stephen has been an active member of the museum sector, both regionally and nationally, for over a decade. He is currently the lead curator for the forthcoming South Asia Gallery, a partnership gallery with the British Museum. He is also working with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies to increase access to Aboriginal collections.