He is skilled at managing complex research and policy projects simultaneously. He frequently collaborates across multiple sectors and with organisations that deliver community and other services, government, policy and research. Steve flexibly builds relationships with clients depending on their preferences. He combines a professional working style with direct and transparent communication.
Steve is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion. (EDI) He was a member of the Kirby Institute EDI committee, the Australian Association for Medical Research Institutes Gender EDI Committee and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney LGBTIQ working group and was an expert advisor on the Women in Science Parkville Precinct initiative to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Steve has published 15 peer-reviewed articles in top-ranking public health and social science journals about HIV, sexuality and sexual health. He regularly engages policy, research, community and service provision stakeholders through invited presentations and think tanks. He has presented at conferences including the AIDS conference, the AIDS Impact conference, the Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference and the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Steve holds a Doctor of Philosophy (social sciences) from UNSW and a Bachelor of Communications (Honours in writing and cultural studies) from the University of Technology Sydney.