Steve has worked in the public health field for 23 years following an early career in Biomedical Science. His work has spanned the NHS, Universities, Private Sector, Local Government, Regional and National Government, and through volunteering gained extensive international experience. He is currently the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) North West Lead for Health Inequalities, Healthy Place and Levelling Up. His work has included the Children of the Nineties Project, Drug and alcohol harm reduction, Children and young people’s health, Healthy weight, tobacco control, health inequalities, Incident response, and Housing, planning, environment and health.
Steve often develops pioneering initiatives developing new operating approaches such as a Whole Systems Approach, adopting Healthy high streets, and maximising licensing and planning laws to address health concerns. He has been a member of many government and third sector steering groups covering commissioning, treatment, planning, licensing, organisational and cultural and best practice.