Stephen has over 16 years of experience in the acquisition, analysis, investigation and visualisation of Earth Observation data for a wide variety of geoscience applications.
He began his career in 2011, when he joined the British Geological Survey as a Remote Sensing Geoscientist. Whilst broad-ranging, his role mainly focussed on the development of innovative remote sensing techniques for application to geological mapping, natural resources exploration, mapping and monitoring of geohazards, and land use/land cover mapping.
In 2016, he returned to academia, joining the University of Nottingham as an Assistant Professor in Earth Observation, before then being promoted to Associate Professor in 2022. Since joining the University of Nottingham, Stephen has taught environmental engineering, remote sensing and GIS to diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers.
He is based within the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and his current research is primarily focussed on utilising a variety of Earth Observation data (e.g., InSAR, multi- and hyperspectral, LiDAR) for the exploration of natural resources (e.g., oil, gas, minerals, geothermal) and in monitoring the impacts associated with their exploitation.
One piece of advice?
“There is always more than one route of getting to where you want to be, so don’t worry if you end up taking a less direct route as you’ll undoubtedly acquire vital interdisciplinary knowledge and skills along the way.”
MPhys Physics with Space Science and Technology, University of Leicester
MSc Physical Geography, University of Leicester
PhD Geological Remote Sensing, University of Leicester