Interests: Adult stem cells and regenerative medicine. Musculoskeletal regeneration using adult stem cells
Stephen gained his PhD in cartilage biology from Liverpool University in 2002 and has worked since then at The University of Manchester, first as a post-doctoral researcher, then as a research fellow and more recently as a lecturer. His research interests are in comparing the biology of adult stem cells, especially mesenchymal stem cells, from bone marrow and fat tissue and their application in regeneration medicine. In particular his research focusses on musculoskeletal regeneration, including the repair of cartilage, bone and intervertebral discs to treat disorders such as osteoarthritis and back pain, as well as helping bone repair, for example after fractures.