As a Consultant Psychiatrist, he runs the Specialist Mood Disorders Clinic in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust (UK), and as such has clinical experience of the challenges of the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder early in the illness course as well as treatment in the established and persistent disorder. He has previously worked in UK Early Intervention for Psychosis teams for around 10 years.
Steven read Medicine, and Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and qualified as a medical doctor at University College London (UCL) completing his postgraduate Psychiatry training there. He was a Clinical Lecturer in Social and Community Psychiatry at UCL before moving to be a Senior Lecturer and then Reader at the University of Warwick. He took up his current post in 2018.