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Our Team

Thomas Cheney

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Executive Director

and Board Member

Thomas is a Lecturer of Space Governance at the Open University. He is finishing up a PhD in Space Law at Northumbria University.

Lauren Napier

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Director of Space Sustainability Programme 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 space settlement. 

Chris Newman

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Board Member 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.  

Anne-Sophie  Martin

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Visiting Researcher

Anne-Sophie is a Doctor of Law specialized in International Law and Space Law. She is particularly interested in the new legal challenges of space activities, and in the adaptation of the law.

Morgane Royer

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Visiting Researcher

Morgane is currently completing law school to become a qualified lawyer specialised in space law. She's interested in legal issues arising from the development of the new space and the ways of international cooperation in space.

Matteo Cappella

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Visiting Researcher

Matteo works as Consultant 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.