Stephanie began her academic career at the University of Toronto, studying Forensic Biology (Honours BSc). She completed her MSc at Universiteit Utrecht with research at the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam and the Instituto Nacional de Parasitologia in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studying the immune response to Chagas disease. She completed her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine using CT serology as a means of monitoring intervention activities to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem. Stephanie then moved to Public Health England, where she produced an extensive review of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, conducted a survey of people who inject drugs, and supervised the transition to version three of GUMCAD. She has recently started at University College London as a Research Fellow (Biobank) on Natsal, the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.