Stephen (he/him) is a creative freelancer specialising in co-creation. From 2007 until 2020 he was the Curator of Living Cultures and Acting Deputy Head of Collections at Manchester Museum. Previously he was Project Curator at the International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool.
Since 2016, he has been a committee member for the National Lottery Heritage Fund North. In 2021 he was appointed as a trustee for Homotopia, the UK’s longest-running LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival based in Liverpool, and as an advisory panel member for the Arts and Humanities Research Council project Towards an Inclusive GLAM Hub.