Stephen is a Knowledge Exchange Associate for the NIHR Innovation Observatory. After gaining a BSc in Pharmacology, Stephen went onto study for an MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University. Following this he studied for his doctorate in Neuroscience at Newcastle, gaining his PhD in 2012. He then moved down to the University of York as a Wellcome Trust Researcher with Professor Miles Whittington. Stephen has always enjoyed communicating scientific research to a wide-ranging audience and is looking forward to engaging with the many stakeholders involved with NIHRIO.