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Directorate

Professor Karen Olsson-Francis. Director. Professor of Geomicrobiology. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Geomicrobiology. Extremophiles. Astrobiology.
Dr Vic Pearson. Associate Director. Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Geochemistry. Space, Interdisciplinary.
Dr Susanne P. Schwenzer. Associate Director. Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Mineralogist, Modeller. Martian
Dr Louise Thomas. Senior Manager. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Geochemist. Organiser. Finances.

Academic Staff

Professor Shonil Bhagwat. Professor of Environment and Development. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Development. Environment. Interdisciplinary.
Professor Matt Balme. Professor of Planetary Geoscience. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Martian. Geologists. Mapping
Dr Thomas Cheney. Lecturer of Space Governance. Faculty of Business and Law. Law. Governance. Environment.
Dr Sarah Davies. Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Education. Inclusion. Scholarship.
Dr Helen Fraser. Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Astrochemist. Lab Astro. Prebiotic Molecules.
Dr Ann Grand. Lecturer in Astrobiology Education. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Engage. Co-create. Change.
Professor Rick Holliman. Professor of Engaged Research. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Engagement. Epistemology. Impact
Professor Simon Lee. Professor of Law. Faculty of Business and Law. Peace. Law. Hope
Dr Taff Morgan. Research Fellow. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Analytical Chemist. Innovator. Entrepreneur.
Proessor Chris Newman. Professor of Space Law and Policy. University of Northumbria. Space. Law. Geek
Dr Manish Patel. Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Physicist. Instruments. Mars

Fellows

Dr Alessandra Marino. Senior Fellow. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Decolonial. Feminist. Critical Development.
Dr Julia Semprich. Research Fellow. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Petrologist. Modeller. Crustal Processes.
Dr Mark Fox-Powell. Research Fellow. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Icy Moons. Cryovolcanism. Biosigniatures.
 

PDRAs

Dr Claire Batty. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Volatiles. Biomarkers. Metabolome.
Dr Simone Cogliati. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Geochemist. Modeller. Martian.
Dr Sevasti Filippidou. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Microbial Ecologist. Survival. Mars.
Dr Michael Macey. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Microbes. Analogues. Simulation.
Dr Alex Price. School of Physical Sciences. Mars. Microbiologist. Biosignatures
Dr Nisha Ramkissoon. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Space. Experiments. Geek.
Dr Charlotte Spencer-Jones School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Geochemistry. Biomarkers. Extremes.
Dr Mario Toubes-Rodrigo. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Microbiologist. Methane. Martian.
Dr Stuart Turner. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Mars, Mineralogy. Modelling
 
 

PhD Students

Bea Baharier. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Field-geologist. Geochemist. Martian
Aedan Baker. School of Physical Sciences. Venus. Modelling. Tesserae
Alvaro del Moral. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Microbiologist. Student. Icy Moons.
Amy Dugdale. School of Physical Sciences. Mars. Biomarkers. Impacts.
Devyani Gajjar. School of Social Sciences and Global Studies. Space Technologies. Applications. Development. 
Rachael Hamp. School of Physical Sciences. Icy Moons. Geochemist. Organics
Christopher Houghton. The OU Business School. Space Economy, Socio-Economic Benefits. Capitals Approach.
Velislava Ilieva.School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences . DNA. Space. Dogs.
Zoe Morland. School of Physical Sciences. Phobos. Biomarker. Smash.
Vincent Rennie. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Terrestrial. Hydrothermal. System.
Grace Richards School of Physical Sciences. Icy Moons. Instruments. Volatiles.
Robert Seidel. School of Physical Sciences. Habitability. Geochemistry. Mars.
Silvio Sinibaldi. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Planetary Protection. Contamination Control. Microbiology.
David Slade. School of Physical Sciences. Mars. Methane, Methanogens.
Anushree Srivastava. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Mars. Life. Curiosity.
Scott Steele. The OU Law School. Governance. Law. Planetary Protection. 
Ben Tatton. School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. Extreme. Limits. Life. 
 

Support Hub

Hannah Cooper. Public Engagement Officer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Engage. Support. Science.
Dr Ceri Gwyther. Lab Manager. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Microbiologist. Biosafety. Environment.
Rosa Miller. Office Manager. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Planner. Communicator. Manager.
Louise Thomas. Senior Manager. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Geochemist. Organiser. Finances.
Dr Yiannis Tsamis. Business Development Manager. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Open Innovation. Astrophysics. Cosmochemistry.

Laboratory Support

Connor Dazley. Microbiology Technical Assistant. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Biology. Development. Experience. Biology.
Grace Duffield. Microbiology Technician Apprentice. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Ardent, Technical Activities. Biology.
Dr Ceri Gwyther. Lab Manager Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Microbiologist. Biosafety. Environment
Dr Ezgi Kucukkilic-Stephens. Project Officer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Microbiologist. Laboratory. Molecular.
Anthony Scales. Research Technician. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Molecular. Microbiology. Metagenomics.
Dominic Siggs. Project Officer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Engineering. Atmospheres. Astrobiology.
Kimberley Slaney. Research Technician. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Microbiologist. Geology. Chemistry.
Ben Stephens. Research Technician. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Molecular. Microbiologist. Halophiles.

Project Affiliates

Eddie Abbot-Halpin Principal of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Governance. Human Rights. Space
Dr Andrea Berardi. Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Participatory Methods. Environment. Sustainability.
Dr Leslie Budd. Reader in Social Enterprise. Faculty of Business and Law. Economics. Policy. Governance.
Dr Simon Sheridan. Senior Research Fellow. Faculty of Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Instruments. Lab. Lunar.