Stephen is a Senior Youth Development Officer with the Youth Work Alliance, the headquarters for the voluntary sector youth services. Stephen studied at Manchester University and secured his Masters at Ulster University in 2004. Stephen has vast experience of working with young people suffering from exposure to various traumas. He has worked with a variety of partners in health, education and employment and has developed a model of intervention with youth at risk that has proved to be successful in supporting their social, emotional and physical needs. He is a licensed trainer in Circle of Courage, a trauma-based approach to developmental youth work and a Social Gaming and anti-gambling trainer.
Stephen is a director of Youthworks, a Site Director for Amizade International, sits on the Board of Governors at St. Joseph’s Primary School and has over 30 years of practice as a youth work professional. He is a father of two and a grandfather to one who consumes all his free time and are his greatest joy in life.