Steve researches climate change mitigation at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He is Executive Director of CO2RE, the UK’s multi-disciplinary research hub for greenhouse gas removal, as well as the Oxford Net Zero Initiative. He is lead author of the State of Carbon Dioxide Removal and co-developer of the Net Zero Tracker.
Before rejoining academia, Steve co-led the Climate Science Team at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Previously was Head of Science at the Climate Change Committee. He has a PhD in atmospheric physics from Imperial College London and is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.