Research interests focus on heritage interpretation; the construction and communication of cultural heritage across cultural settings and contexts. His current anthropological research project takes a memorial approach to heritage studies, employing interdisciplinary techniques to bring to light social as well as material aspects of heritage. His work adopts ethnographic methodologies to critically examine heritage in Turkey through the excavation and interpretation of the remains of a 10,000-year-old Neolithic settlement, ‘Boncuklu Höyük’, situated on the high Anatolian Plain. Steve’s research brings to the fore current anthropological theory to emphasise how heritage in modernity emerges through a process and how it is influenced, appropriated and employed by actors.

Steve alternates between academic research activities and his role as director of a heritage consultancy practice. Trained in Archaeology (BA Hons.) and Museum Studies (MA AMA) at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, he has 24 years of experience in cultural resource management (CRM) in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia.