Stephen first became interested in the subject of UFOs and the Paranormal at an early age and after leaving secondary school he studied at North Trafford College and GEC Electrical for 5 years and obtained a Degree in Electrical Engineering. During this time Stephen began conducting research which lead to numerous investigations which he carried out on in own, until opening Cheshire UFO Group.
In 1989 Stephen worked in Essex for NATO as a Telecommunications Officer. After which Stephen took over the running of MAPIT; (Manchester Aerial Phenomena Investigation Team) formally run by David Reese. Stephen also joined BUFORA; (British UFO Research Association) and became a Regional Investigative Co-coordinator and Tutor.
During the early 90's Stephen started writing the BITC; (British Investigators Training Course) in Anomalous Phenomena which today is the most recognized course of its kind throughout the United Kingdom. The BITC is also currently distributed worldwide. Stephen completed his Pre-Degree Psychology at South Trafford College, Manchester, UK.
In early 1996 Stephen sat the 7370 Teachers Course and went onto tutor at Sale Grammar School. He was also conducting science lectures at many schools around Manchester. During the latter part of 1996 Stephen reformed MAPIT and also assisted in the launch of MARA; (Merseyside Anomalies Research Association). Stephen also assisted with the launch of NUFORA; (The National UFO Research Association). Stephen was also a member and investigator with NARO; (Northern Anomalies Research Organisation) ran by Peter Hough & Jenny Randles.