Dr Ady James is a member of University College London (UCL) Engineering in Australia group based at Mawson Lakes. Ady’s research is in the area of Space, Systems Engineering, Project Management and Energy Systems. He is Co-Director of the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, an intensive professional development program, delivered jointly with the International Space University, in Adelaide.
Previously Ady was Academic Director in UCL Australia and Executive Director of MSSL Australia where he was researching remote sensing technologies as applied to the energy and resource sectors, energy system optimisation and supply chain optimisation. Dr James was a Senior Research Fellow in UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) where he had worked for 21 years. There he had worked on various space programmes including Mars 96, Cluster, XMM Newton, MOSES, Solar-B (Hinode) and most recently as Systems Engineer on the VIS instrument of the ESA Euclid programme. He was project manager for the Basic Technology Smart X-ray Optics Programme from 2006 to 2010.
Dr James is a Fellow of the Association of Project Management, Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.