Stephen qualified from Liverpool University in 1983 and spent a period in Liverpool undertaking a general medical rotation. He then trained in oncology in Cardiff and Cambridge becoming a Consultant in Bristol in 1994. He also has sessional commitments at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and attends genesis Care
His major clinical interest is gastro-intestinal cancer (oesophagus, stomach, pancreas and colo-rectal). A further interest in lung cancer and clinical research was stimulated as a MRC Clincial Scientist in Norman Bleehens' unit in Cambridge where the MRC Cancer Trials Unit was situated at the time. A MD related to lung cancer and scheduling of topoisomerase poisons with and without radiation is the basis of on-going interest in chemo-radiation interactions.
Stephen has a major interest in research and has been past director of the local clinical research network