Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Since then she has spent her career to date making novel, bespoke instrumentation in both the industrial and academic environments.
Maggie currently works as a space scientist for Astrium Ltd where she leads the optical instrumentation group. Here she manages large projects making instruments that monitor the variables of climate change. Maggie has a fellowship at UCL, sponsored by the Science and Technology Facilities Council enabling her do more of the science communication work that she loves. She also does some of this work through her own small company, Science Innovation Ltd. Through this Maggie conducts "Tours of the Universe", a scheme she set up to engage school children and adults around the world in the wonders of space.