Stephen Clark graduated with a first class honours bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham in 1987 and completed a master’s degree in Operational Research at Lancaster University the following year. After some years working in the private sector, he joined the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds as a Research Assistant. Whilst at the Institute Stephen provided statistical and computing support to a number of research council, government and European Union funded projects. Latterly his work concentrated on car ownership and road network modelling. After 12 years, he left the Institute to join Leeds City Council, first in the Transport Policy Modelling team and then in the Transport Modelling/Special Projects team. There he worked for 8 years on the modelling, evaluation and monitoring of road and public transport based schemes.
In January 2012 Stephen left the City Council to start a PhD in the Center for Spatial Analysis and Planning (CSAP) in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. His topic area is concerned with modelling the impacts of demographic ageing on the delivery of health care services. Stephen is supervised by Prof Mark Birkin and Dr Alison Heppenstall.