Dr Nikita Chiu

Ad Astra Distinguished Fellow in Robotic and Outer Space Governance at Space Engineering Research Center


Dr. Nikita Chiu is Ad Astra Distinguished Fellow in Robotic and Outer Space Governance at the Space Engineering Research Center. She is listed as one of SSPI's "20 under 35" professionals to watch in the space and satellite industry in 2019. Dr. Chiu is a former Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge. She was also the first Research Fellow in Robotics and Space Technologies at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she led the Robotics and Outer Space Governance research streams. Prior to a career in technology governance, Dr. Chiu lectured on Foreign Policy and International Relations in Hong Kong and Tallinn, and was an Associate Lecturer in the UK.

Dr. Chiu's research investigates the dynamics between technological advances and the international order, with a focus on understanding the socio-economic, policy, and security implications brought by the increasing commercialization of robotics, quantum, and space technologies.

Dr. Chiu read Technology Policy at St Edmund's College at Cambridge, and holds a PhD in International Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys constructing her own garments, drawing, and exploring the Irish indie music scene.

Promoting International Co-operation in the Age of Global Space Governance - A Study on On-Orbit Servicing Operations

Interview with The Hive Life - It's Time to Take the Trash out of Space

Interview with Project Q - Peace & Security in a Quantum Age