Dr Stephen Thomas was born in Canada and moved to the UK at a young age. After state education in Somerset, Stephen carried out his MChem at Cardiff University, working with Nick Tomkinson, before moving to Cambridge for his PhD with Stuart Warren. A short postdoc with Andreas Pfaltz in Basel was followed by a fixed-term position at Bristol as research officer for Varinder Aggarwal.
In 2012, Stephen moved to the University of Edinburgh as a Chancellor’s Fellow where he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2014. Stephen was promoted to Reader in 2017.