After graduating from the University of Bath in 2011 with a BSc (hons) in Psychology Steff moved to Bangor, North Wales and completed a MSc in the Foundations of Clinical Psychology. Steff has worked as a Research Assistant for Bangor University for five years including with the Dementia Services Development Centre on a number of ageing and dementia studies including the Cognitive Function Ageing Studies. 

Steff has worked internationally as a research Assistant for the University of Otago providing research support across a number of mental health studies. Steff has a particular interest in research development especially within the older adult population, and joins the team to lead on developing a network enabling research in care homes across Wales.