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Research roles

Professional associations


Membership of national and international advisory committees


  • European Space Agency (ESA) Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC; 2014-)


  • Member, ESA Lunar Exploration Development Team (LEDT; 2009-2013)
  • Member, and Co-Chair, of the Site Selection Working Group for the proposed International Lunar Network (ILN; 2008-10)
  • Chair, MoonLITE Scientific Working Group (2008-9)
  • Member, ESA Scientific Definition Team for proposed MoonNEXT mission (2007-8)
  • Member, UK Space Exploration Working Group (2007)
  • Member, NASA-BNSC Joint Working Group on Lunar Exploration (2007)
  • Chair, International Science Team for the Chandrayaan-1 X-Ray Spectrometer (C1XS; 2006-2012)
  • Member, ESA-ESSC 'Ad Hoc Group' on the scientfic exploration of space (2006-7)
  • Member, ESA Human Spaceflight Vision Group (HSVG; 2003)
  • Member (later Chair), PPARC's Time Allocation Committee for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (1999-2003; Chair: 2001-2003)

Organisation of national and international scientific meetings



Large lunar crater

Large lunar crater

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