The Network

The Academy network is made up of Lead Educators, Project Scientists, and the Academy management team.

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The National Space Academy Lead Educators are all outstanding teachers who are seconded from their schools to deliver the Academy's courses across the country.  They work with the Academy Project Scientists, all of whom are Space and Earth-observation researchers,  to develop the course content around new developments in space related research and technology.  The course development and delivery is overseen by the management team from the National Space Centre in Leicester and Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, which also maintain the Academy's excellent links with the space industry and the UK Space Agency.

Anu Ojha OBE

Director of Education and Space Communications, National Space Centre, Leicester

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Andy McMurray

Head of Teaching and Learning, National Space Academy

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Sophie Allan

National Space Academy Physics Teacher, National Space Centre, Leicester

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Dr Kierann Shah

National Project Manager, National Space Centre, Leicester

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Christopher Duff

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Southern Regional Project Manager, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

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Amy Bradshaw

Amy Bradshaw

National Space Academy Administrator, National Space Centre 

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Dr Simon Roberts

National Space Academy Project Scientist, University of Nottingham

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Lisa Colford

National Space Academy Administrator

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Dr John Bridges

Dr John Bridges, Reader in Planetary Science, Space Research Centre, University of Leicester


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