Senior Researcher; Co-leader SEI Transforming Governance research theme, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
His Participatory GIS methods have been applied in developing countries assessing natural resource use and agriculture water management; urban travel behaviour and road-safety issues; and the in the UK investigating environmental concerns including air quality, flood management, rural inequalities and urban redevelopment. He has also used PGIS approaches to look at environmental histories and co-design scenarios in a spatial framework.
He leads the SEI Initiative on City Health & Wellbeing investigating the impacts of secondary cities urban form on human and environmental health. This is an SEI cross-centre initiative with case study cities in Kenya and Thailand. Activities include participatory GIS and wellbeing surveys to assess how city environments are affecting mental health alongside in situ physiological measurements to quantify the impact of different urban environments.
He leads work investigating the potential of creative methods to co-design novel development solutions in East African cities. These projects have focussed upon mobility & road safety, and air pollution and health.
Steve has contributed to assessments of the research gaps around urban development for Sida and the interactions of urban SDGs for the Swedish Government.
He has extensive experience of project management and has provided training and capacity building institutes in diverse locations including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Thailand, the Netherlands, South Africa, China, Ivory Coast, and India.
He as supervised a number of PhD students focussed on development challenges including the impacts of REDD+ schemes; novel air pollution monitoring approaches; and the potential of adaptive flood management in developing countries.