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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Steve is Deputy Director at Cambridge Zero. He is responsible for strategy and planning, international engagement, relationship management, and governance and systems.

Before joining Cambridge Zero, he was Head of the Public International Partnerships section within the Strategic Partnership Office at the University of Cambridge. He was responsible for developing institutional relationships with higher education and research institutions, governments, funders and NGOs internationally.

Steve has been a member of the University since 2008 when he joined as a Political Research Analyst. He went on to become Political Affairs Adviser before building and leading a new Public Affairs Team. He took up the role of Head of Public International Partnership following the formation of the Strategic Partnership Office in 2017. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Steve worked in Westminster as Head of Environment for Policy Connect: a UK think-tank.

He is a Senior Officer of the League of European Research Universities, a Senior Officer of the International Alliance of Research Universities, and a founding member and former chair of the Russel Group Political Affairs Network. He has degrees from the University of Hull and the University of Exeter, and is a Professional By-Fellow of Churchill College.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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