Dr. Nikita Chiu

Senior Lecturer in Innovation Policy at the University of Exeter. 

Region: Europe; Asia

Fields: Technology Policy; Global Space Governance; University-Industry-Government Co-operation, Triple Helix Innovation


Profile: Dr. Nikita Chiu is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Policy at the University of Exeter. In 2019, she was named Ad Astra Distinguished Fellow in Robotic and Outer Space Governance by the Space Engineering Research Center at USC. She was a Research Fellow in Robotics and Outer Space Technologies at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and is a former Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge. An International Relations scholar by training, Dr. Chiu taught Foreign Policy and Global Governance first in Hong Kong, then in Tallinn and the UK. Prior to her career in Technology Governance, she read Technology Policy at St Edmund's College at the University of Cambridge, and gained her PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva in 2014.

She is the Principal Investigator of SPACE-Gov: Space Sustainability and Governance - Mitigating Compounded Risks through Foresight and Futures Methods, a project funded by Research England.