Stephen has worked as a drama teacher in three secondary schools – head of department in the final school – Christ’s School in Richmond for three years (1990-93). He began writing for children during this period.
He has been an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University (Film Studies) on the Narrative model course (BA year one), the Advanced Screenwriting Programme (BA year two) and the MA Course in Screenwriting up until the end of 2017. Stephen has decided to focus on his own writing for the present.
Stephen trained as a professional actor at the Drama Studio London 1995-96 and the London Centre for Theatre Studies 1996-97 but decided to focus on writing after completing the courses instead of seeking work as an actor.
He is currently Managing Director of Accelerated Education Tuition Ltd and Accelerated Education Publications Ltd, which now has nearly 300 employees.