Steve has worked for the British Library since 1994 and has been Lead Curator, Drama and Literature Recordings, since 2003, taking on an expanded role from April 2015.
The Drama and Literature Recordings department collects and makes accessible documentary recordings of literary readings, drama, and other non-musical performance in Britain, together with recordings of ancillary material such as interviews and discussions.
In addition to a wide-ranging location recording programme, poetry readings and interviews with poets are regularly recorded in the British Library's own studio.
Steve was Lead Curator of the British Library exhibition 'Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound', which ran from 6 October 2017 to 13 May 2018. A slimmed-down version of the exhibition opened at Pingshan Library, China, 20 August 2021. This will run until 20 February 2022.
Steve is a member of the board of the Poetry Archive. He was Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Live Art Development Agency from October 2008 to Jan 2020.