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.
In 1998 Stephen completed the BSY Parapsychology Course and in later years sat the Forensic Parapsychology Course followed by the Paranormal Investigation Course with the Institute of Forensic Parapsychology, London. Stephen has been associated or involved in many TV Shows and radio presentations throughout the UK and overseas, and continues to lecture around the country. Stephen is also a freelance journalist for a number of magazines and newspapers and has had several publications of his own including the A-Z of the Paranormal, Strange Happenings and Paranormal Reality. He is currently working on his fourth book.
During the latter part of the 90's Stephen constructed and launched SEP; (The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology) so to closely work with para-psychological departments throughout the UK. He is also Editor of the monthly magazine Phenomena. Stephen continues to run the long standing organization MAPIT and tutors the BITC Course.
TV Shows Stephen has appeared in / associated with. sightings, Strange But True, Most Haunted, Revealing Secrets, Look North West, Highland Mysteries,Out of this World, Origin Unknown, Mysterious Skies, Granada Reports, Ghosthunters UK Version, Strange Creatures UK, Conspiracy Corner, Heaven & Earth, The Late Night Debate Show, The Richard & Judy Show, Good Morning TV, Encounters, Ghost Cases, Mysterious Britain, On Location, The X-Files, Beyond Belief, The Why-Files, The Scream Team, The Afterlife, Circlular Mysteries, Psychic Live Time, UFO Hunters, The Great Unexplained Debate Show, Channel M Debates, National Geographic Channels - Mysterious Science, National Geographic Channels - Paranatural, Supernatural Science, Cyber Cafe, Paranormal Happenings, Wild Case Files, UFOs Over Manchester and numerous other productions. Stephen has hosted the TV show FRight Night for the BBC.
Magazines that have featured Stephen's Articles
Sightings, Alien Encounters, UFO Review, The Paranormal Magazine, Encounters, UFO Monthly, Uri Gellers Encounters, Strange Ways, UFO Magazine, UFO Reality, The Conspiracy Magazine, Womans Own, New Woman, Chat, Paranormal, UFO News UK, Fate, The Unexplained, Ghost Voices, Womans Weekly, Naro Minded, Phenomena, Mysterious Times and numerous other small publications.
GMR, Radio One, Piccadilly Gold, Lancashire Red Rose Radio, Challenge FM, Wythenshawe FM, Talk Radio and numerous other community stations and Internet Radio, The KTPF Community Radio Show. Steve is Co-Host of Planet X Radio. Stephen also assists Salford University UK in regards information and filming opportunities and is currently a consultant for PSI Applications in the U.S.
Stephen is the Chairman of MAPIT: Manchester's Association of Paranormal Investigation & Training. He is also the Founder of SEP: The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology.