Environment & Nature Journalist for the LIFE Programme.

Stephen joined AEIDL as a freelance journalist in January 2013. Since then, he has contributed to all LIFE Focus and annual Best LIFE projects brochures, the Annual Compilation of LIFE projects, the website, and other LIFE programme publications.

Previously, as a freelance writer, journalist and consultant, Stephen worked with European Service Network (ESN), CAB International and other organisations. He has also contributed articles to numerous print and online publications. Stephen has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology from Bath University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Before becoming self-employed, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College in London, and at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the USA, specialising in insect behaviour, chemical ecology and agriculture.

He is the author/co-author of around 30 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and has written several books, including ones on food and genetic engineering, beetroot, and Jerusalem artichoke (the latter with Prof Stanley Kays of UGA).

Stephen is a keen natural historian, and is an active member and the newsletter editor of the Cardiff Naturalists’ Society (founded 1867). With a life-long interest in cinema, he is also a co-founder and administrator of Dinas Powys Community Cinema in Wales.