Southern Regional Project Manager, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Christopher Duff joined the National Space Academy in May 2014 as the new Southern Regional Project Manager based at the Harwell Campus.
Chris completed a BSc dual honours degree at Keele University in Astrophysics and English Literature.
Since leaving University in 2007, Chris has been a keen advocate for science communication and engaging the general public about science and scientific research. Formerly a member of the STFC's Public Engagement team, for the past six years Chris organised and ran a programme of schools and public engagement at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
A visit to Houston Space Centre as a child ignited Chris's wonder and enthusiasm for space and space travel. It is that wonder and enthusiasm that he strives to pass on to others.
Chris works alongside the Public Engagement team at RAL, the RAL Space Public Engagement team and the Satellite Applications Catapult.
'That light bulb moment: the moment at which you can explain to someone a subject or topic they thought was too hard or haven't understood until then and to see the recognition in their eyes that they now understand. The joy they get at that exact moment; is truly rewarding.'