siaa_logo_blue Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE maggie_circle

Astrium Ltd/University College London/Science Innovation Ltd

Portsmouth/London, UK
Job Title: Group Leader/Principal Investigator/Managing Director


SIAA: How long since you got your maximum academic degree?

Maggie Aderin-Pocock: Over 10 years


SIAA: What is the most senior position that you have achieved?

MAP: Group Leader optical instrumentation at Astrium Ltd. and PI at UCL, Managing Director Science Innovation Ltd.


SIAA: What is your family status?

MAP: Married.


SIAA: Have you had any career breaks?

MAP: No.


SIAA: How many hours a day do you normally dedicate to work?

MAP: 6.5 hours science and 5.5 hours science communication


SIAA: What would most help advance your career?

MAP: Advice for getting funding to do small instrumentation project telescopes across the world.


SIAA: What recommendation would you make to young women starting their career in astronomy?

MAP: Keep at it and be persistent, there are some really wonderful jobs available for women in astronomy and there are some really fantastic places that we can go to. Also look for opportunities.