Steve obtained a PhD in Genetics from The University of Birmingham in 1978 and then followed a career as a Statistics lecturer and teacher of Mathematics. After learning transcendental meditation in 1984, Steve discovered a whole new world of Vedic philosophy and subsequently embarked on a life-long study of Yoga and Vedic Science. Steve is a member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA) and a Life Member of the Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA), and received the award of Jyotish Kovid from the CVA in 2011.
Steve has been practising Vedic Astrology professionally since 2000 and has been a long term student of his Jyotish Guru, Pandit Sanjay Rath, the world’s leading light in Vedic Astrology, and Steve is now a Certified Jaimini Scholar and one of the few certified teachers of the Jaimini Scholar Program. Steve has published several articles in many different journals, runs workshops in Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda, and has been a guest speaker at many recent International BAVA Conferences in London, the 1st International Conference of the German Vedic Astrology Association, and The Ayurvedic Practitioners Association Conference in London in 2009.
Steve is the UK Director for Dirah Academy International, which offers email correspondence courses in Vedic Astrology from beginner to advanced level. He is also a qualified and experienced counsellor and Professional Certified Life Coach as well as a qualified Yoga Teacher, and has practiced yoga and transcendental meditation for over 30 years. Steve offers his clients a professional astrological consultation service and many students are studying with him privately, including several on the Jaimini Scholar Program.