Stephen is the originator of the Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) Clinical Practice Framework. As Clinical Director of the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice, a non profit ,nongovernmental organisation (NGO) based in the UK, he has led the on-going development and dissemination of ANTT® globally. Developed from the late 1990s onwards and now used variously in more than 25 countries, ANTT® is rapidly becoming the international standard framework and competency platform for aseptic technique. Working closely with Health Care Organisations and Governments internationally, Stephen has helped realise significant improvements in aseptic practice and championed the reduction of healthcare-associated infection. His peer reviewed publications are widely read and cited. As a leading opinion leader and expert on aseptic technique he is in great demand as educator and lecturer on ANTT® internationally.
Stephen trained at Cambridge Hospital, England (Registered Nurse) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London (Registered Sick Children’s Nurse). He received an undergraduate honours science degree in Oncology from The Royal Marsden Hospital & Manchester University, and a masters’ degree in Health Service Management from South Bank London University.
Stephen has undertaken a range of clinical and leadership roles in adult and paediatric nursing including Clinical Lead for Clinical Haematology at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), and as Senior Divisional Nurse for Cancer Services. He currently leads one of the largest haematology and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation nursing service in Europe.
Stephen has a keen interest in intravenous therapy and his role at UCLH includes overseeing a progressive nurse-led central venous access team specialising in inserting the full range of peripheral and central venous access tunnelled catheters and injectable ports.
Stephen is married with four children and is subsequently a keen offshore sailor.