Steve is one of the Co-directors of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme.
His current research focuses on three related areas: the future of cities, scientific and other technical advisory processes in the governance of technological change, and the dynamics of climate change science and policy.
He was previously a member of the Royal Society Working Group on Geoengineering the Climate and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, as well as a lead author on the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has served on various institutional, national and international bodies concerned with applied social research, risk management and the human dimensions of global change. He has advised various national global change research programmes throughout the world.
Steve is one of the authors of The Oxford Principles.