Fellow of the Probation Institute
Steve is an Honorary Fellow at Liverpool University and Honorary Reader at Manchester University and former chief officer of Cheshire Probation Area. He worked for three North West probation areas over four decades, retiring from Cheshire Probation in December 2010 after ten years as its chief officer.
Steve was a founding vice chair of the Probation Chiefs Association from April 2008 to November 2010. Steve also taught social policy in further education in the early 1980s before returning to Probation to take up a joint appointment with Merseyside Probation & Liverpool University (1987-1991).
He has been a member of the Probation Journal Editorial Board for over 20 years, contributed to various peer-reviewed journals and with Lol Burke is the author of Delivering Rehabilitation: the politics, governance and control of probation published by Routledge (2015).