Stephen holds a BSc. (Hon) Pharmacy from the University of Sunderland (UK) and a PhD (Pharmacy) from Trinity College Dublin. Stephen joined UCC in 2004 as a joint appointment between Cork University Hospital and UCC. In 2013, he was appointed to the Chair of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Head of the School of Pharmacy, where he has overseen the implementation of a new integrated 5 year MPharm degree. Stephen has served on number of University Committees, including the University’s Examination Appeals Committee (2007-2011) and the University’s Lecturer Promotions and Establishment Board (2012-2016). He is currently on the Board of Directors of UCC Academy and is also a member of the University’s Technical Officers Steering group. He has published 86 peer reviewed papers to date, and has supervised numerous PhD and MSc students since joining UCC.