Dr. Emily Baldwin

Dr Emily Baldwin is an expert in planetary science, with a PhD from University College, London, specialising in asteroid impacts into the earth and moon.

Her thesis was titled ‘Investigation of impact crater processes using experimental and numerical techniques’. She has published in peer reviewed journals including Meteoritics and Planetary Science and Astrobiology.

She has presented her research at numerous international conferences, including the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium and the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and has studied impact crater sites in Sweden, Germany and Arizona, USA.

Dr Baldwin is a science communicator and her main role is as space science editor for EJR-Quartz at the European Space Agency based in The Netherlands. Previously she was deputy editor and website editor for the UK's Astronomy Now magazine. She has also spent time at the Kennedy Space Centre in the United States with sister company Spaceflight Now, reporting on space shuttle launches.

She contributed reports to the Geological Society of London’s Geoscientist magazine earlier in her career and played a part in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 cornerstone project called She is an Astronomer.

She was runner-up in EGU's 2012 Geosciences Communication Fellowship Award and was runner-up for her space reports in the 2009 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards. She founded the youth section of the Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA), the Young Stargazers, in 2007, and continues to be involved with SPA activities. She comments regularly on space-related stories in leading UK national newspapers.

Dr Baldwin is a visiting lecturer at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, and has taken her workshop in science communication to astronomy and journalism students at UK universities.

She has lectured at astronomy societies and events on a range of popular science, science communication and science careers topics throughout the UK and had her own special show at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, called An impact cratering tour of the solar system.

Dr Baldwin is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a council member of the Society for Popular Astronomy and a member of the Association of British Science Writers.