Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE
  • Space Scientist
  • Company: JLA

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist and broadcaster referred to as the BBC’s ‘face of space’. She is the presenter of the astronomical institution The Sky at Night, has fronted a number of space documentaries, and regularly appears on science and non-science programmes.

From a modest background and diagnosed with dyslexia, Maggie overcame the naysayers to study at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. After her studies, she toured the UK speaking to inner-city schools about what scientists do and why and how to be one with the aim of inspiring the next generation of physicists.

Maggie is a research fellow and an Honorary Research Associate at University College London, and continues her work to engage the public with science.