Steve works as a practicing psychiatrist as well as his Clinical Director role in Canterbury.
He trained in medicine in the University of Otago and specialised in Psychiatry while practicing in Christchurch. He previously held an appointment as Clinical Director of community psychiatric services before his inpatient role.
Steve has taken a keen interest in service development and organisation and completed an MBA at the University of Canterbury in 2014 with a focus on Zero Suicide and The Henry Ford Perfect Care Programme. He has led projects on information service upgrades and is a sponsor of the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) benchmarking forum. He is a strong advocate for improving patient experiences and outcomes with information and evidence led service development.