After graduating in 1988 with a First Class Honours BSc in Applied Biology from the University of Wales in Cardiff, Steve’s early career was based around freshwater fisheries ecology (with a particular focus on salmonids). During this time his work included:
In 2009 Steve's focus shifted to the marine environment when he returned to the UK to take up the role of Stakeholder Manager for the Net Gain (North Sea) Regional MCZ (Marine Conservation Zone) Project, coordinating extensive stakeholder input and, in August 2011, leading production of Net Gain’s final report (presenting the project’s MCZ recommendations to UK Government).
Steve moved back into research consultancy work in 2012 when he was invited to join the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) at the University of Hull as their Marine Policy Specialist, consolidating his position as a marine research scientist, and specialising in a range of complementary and inter-related topics including:
When, at the end of July 2019, the University of Hull closed IECS Steve founded his own company - Wolds Environmental Consulting - and established himself as an independent consultant, specialising in (aquatic) environmental assessment and management,
Since founding his consultancy Steve has worked on projects for:
Through Wolds Environmental Consulting, Steve's focus remains on delivering high quality applied environmental research and support across coastal and marine waters.
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