Steve's interest in heritage and history began in earnest at college, and he went on to graduate with a BA in History from Canterbury Christ Church, and an MA in Medieval History from King's College London.
Since then he has worked on and wrote for several heritage projects, helping communities to uncover their heritage and celebrate their areas.
An awareness of our collective cultural history permeates all of Steve's work, and is the inspiration for his DYCP project.
From 2015-16, Steve was the Trainee Project Officer for Open Estate, a heritage project based on The Gascoigne Estate in Barking.
The estate is currently undergoing a radical regeneration. This project was designed to celebrate the lives and stories of people who lived and worked on the estate, ensuring their voices were heard while their area was transformed.
Steve led on organising volunteers, organising and recording oral histories, and outreach for Studio 3 Arts.
In 2019, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital were celebrating the Tricentenary of the original Westminster Hospital. This was the first ever voluntary hospital formed in the world, and laid the foundation for the NHS.
Steve led on archival research and writing articles for the project, as well as writing and recording a podcast for the hospital radio. Many of the items and texts he found during this project are now permanently on display in the hospital's Outpatients Waiting Room.