ABOUT

Regina Peldszus is interested in human-technology interaction issues in high-reliability and safety-critical domains, predominantly space. This includes organizational characteristics, policy, and governance of complex large-scale sociotechnical systems including multilateral infrastructure; resilience and tacit operational practice in critical and routine scenarios; and transfer of good practice between different domains (space, nuclear, polar). From 2013 to 2015 she was an Internal Research Fellow and then external consultant at the European Space Agency, based in the Studies & Special Projects Division at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC). In 2016, she joined the department of Space Situational Awareness at the German Aerospace Center (DRL) Space Administration.

Regina has contributed to human-systems integration projects in the European, Russian, and US space sector
. She is a member of the AIAA, the Human Factors & Performance Technical Committee of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, the IFIP TC13 Human Computer Interaction (WG 13.5 Resilience, Reliability, Safety and Human Error in System Development), the Design Research Society, and the trilateral (ESA/ CNES/ DLR) Steering Group on Human Dependability. In 2015, she was a research fellow at the DFG Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at Leuphana University in L√ľneburg, and has been a guest lecturer at post-graduate architecture, design, and engineering programmes including the Royal College of Art, International Space University, University of California Los Angeles, TU Berlin, TU Vienna, and the AA School of Architecture/ Unknown Fields Division during their excursion to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Baikonur Cosmodrome. 

Regina holds a PhD from Kingston University, London (Design Research Centre/ Astronautics & Space Systems Group), with a specialisation on the interface of human factors and systems design in exploration missions (AHRC Doctoral Award), and a Masters in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins. She completed programmes in space studies at the International Space University/ NASA Ames campus (Mountain View), the Swedish Institute of Space Physics/ Umea University (Kiruna), and in policy with the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO and University Centre Svalbard/ Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research. In 2007 she visited North Siberia (Yamal, Russian Federation), as a delegate of the International Polar Year. 

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