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Thomas Cheney

Vice Chancellors Research Fellow, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Thomas Cheney is a Vice Chancellors Research Fellow in Law at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne.. He is active in researching space law, policy and governance. His research focuses on planetary protection and environmental aspects of space governance, as well as space resources and property rights.

Thomas is also holder of the International Diplomacy Seat at the Breaking Ground Trust.


  • 2023–present
    Vice Chancellors Research Fellow, Northumbria University
  • 2019–2023
    Lecturer, Open University


  • 2020 
    Northumbria University, PhD