Dr. Christopher J. Newman is a Reader in Law at the University of Sunderland, head of Legal Research within the Faculty of Business and Law. Chris has a varied legal practitioner background having been involved in both counter-terrorism law enforcement and subsequently as a lawyer in firm specializing in criminal practice. He has been active in the teaching and research of Space Law for a number of years and has recently worked with academics from other disciplines on a publication examining the ethical underpinnings of Space Governance. Chris is currently working on research examining United Kingdom and European Space Policy and has made numerous appearances on British Radio and Television in relation to space law matters. In addition to being a senior member of the law team at the University of Sunderland, Chris is also a full member of the International Institute of Space Law and a member of the British Interplanetary Society.