Stephan holds a doctorate in ecology from the University of Oxford and is Deep Ecology Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, where he coordinated the MSc in Holistic Science for about twenty years. In 2007, Stephan was appointed co-holder with James Lovelock of the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has taught Gaia theory, deep ecology, and holistic science all over the world. Stephan is author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia. His latest book is Gaia Alchemy published by Bear and Co. for release in the latter half of 2021.