and Board Member
Thomas is a Lecturer of Space Governance at The Open University. He recently completed his PhD in space law entitled "Sovereignty, Jurisdiction, and Property in Outer Space: Space Resources, the Outer Space Treaty, and National Legislation" at Northumbria University in the UK.
and Board Member
Lauren is currently a RDF PhD Researcher in Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University in the UK. Her focus is on the governance of Low Earth Orbit. She has a background in Communications, Education, and International Relations. She is interested in the politics and governance of the space sector, the sustainability of space and Space4SDGs.
and Academic Adviser
Chris Newman, is Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University at Newcastle in the United Kingdom. He is active in the teaching and research of space law and has published extensively on the legal and ethical underpinnings of space governance.
Matteo works as Operating Manager for the Space Generation Advisory Council. His background includes an MA in International Politics and Economic Relations and research activities on the European astropreneurial environment and on Spacepower-related studies at the European Space Policy Institute.
Alessandra Vernile is Project Officer at EURISY, in Paris since December 2017. Previously, she worked as Resident Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, with a fellowship from the Italian Space Agency, where she focused mainly on the rise of the private actors in the space sector, the engagement of stakeholders in the UNISPACE+50 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Nadia is an Aziz Foundation Scholar currently completing her MSc in Space, Risk and Disaster Reduction at UCL. She has a keen interest in New space and some of the financial, security and geopolitical risks associated with the rise of non-state actors in space. Nadia’s research is focused on how space enabled technology can tackle non-traditional security threats in developing countries. Nadia has BA (Hons) in International Relations. She is part of the Space Generation Advisory Council’s Space Law and Policy research group.
Scott is a PhD student at The Open University studying the ‘The Future of The COSPAR Planetary Protection Guidelines: Space Governance and Astrobiology’. Scott’s interest includes Space Law, Governance and Astro-sciences. After completing an LLB and a LLM in International Law, Scott’s next step was to work on a socio legal thesis which include his passions. Scott wrote his LLM Thesis on actively removing space debris.
Mert Evirgen is a Law graduate from Northumbria University. He has continued at Northumbria University as an ERDF PhD researcher where he will work alongside Christopher Newman and Industry to create ‘The Space Law Games’. His research focus is the liability aspect of on-orbit servicing, legal quandaries posed by events such as space debris and satellite perturbations.