Externally to the University he chairs Lean HE, the international organisation for continuous improvement in universities (see: www.leanhe.org ). Lean HE awards an international conference annually, and operates three continental divisions, each of which organises a programme for universities in their regions.
He is an experienced speaker, trainer, coach, working with senior leaders on facilitation and change.
In previous roles he has worked with a number of Universities, including establishing the 'Lean team' in the University of St Andrews where he co-designed the Lean 'St Andrews Model' and established their internationally successful consultancy service.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Stephen is also recognised as an expert on facilitation and has developed, in partnership with Svein Are Tjeltnes at UiT the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, a model for facilitation and associated training.