Steven is a strategic thinker, innovator and problem solver. The last 15 years have been in public service working in the civil service, policing and local government. His career has always focused on the strategic management of data, analytics and building evidence using research techniques in order to innovate. In his current role he heads up a Strategic Research and Customer Insight function to deliver a programme of work that is delivering £24m of benefit to the City Council. His recent projects illustrate his unapologetic passion for creating happiness and wellbeing using his expertise in innovation and insight.
Current Projects include: The Active Wellbeing Society – taking a leading role in the establishment of a community interest company using physical and social activity to tackle inequality and promote happiness and wellbeing. Active Data – (with Sport England) realising the value proposition of data supporting free to access physical and community activities; Big Birmingham Bikes – trial giving 5000 bikes away with GPS installed; Parklives/Active Parks/Streets (CSR with Coca-Cola) – programme of free activities in Parks, open spaces and streets; Urbact Vital Cities – 10 city EU programme making cities places where people are active; Horizon 2020 SETA – Big Data innovations in urban mobility modelling; Social Cohesion – research to define and trial meaningful outcome measures of social cohesion.