Stephen is Professor Emeritus, Canterbury Christ Church University, and former Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health. He is a Professorial Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and Visiting Professor in the International Centre for Community Music, York St John University, and the School of Music, University of Leeds. Since 2000 he has pursued research in arts and heath, particularly the potential value of group singing for health and wellbeing. Stephen was one of the founding editors of Arts & Health, an international journal for research, policy and practice. He is joint editor with Professor Paul Camic of the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing.