Professor Suzie Imber
Professor of Planetary Science. University of Leicester
Suzie Imber is Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Leicester, with a PhD in Space Plasma Physics. She gained international recognition when she won the TV series ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?’.
Studying the impact of the solar wind on the planets in our solar system, she also works in Operations Planning for the BepiColombo spacecraft, due to arrive at Mercury in 2025.
Suzie won the prestigious Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture in 2021, given to an individual for their outstanding contribution and support of the promotion of women in STEM.
A very accomplished broadcaster and speaker at space events and science festivals, Suzie was chosen to host ‘In Conversation with Tim Peake’, for the launch of his autobiography.
In November 2023, Suzie completed a global leadership programme in Antarctica, training 100 women to become the next generation of leaders in the fight against climate change. Including leadership style and mentality, effective communication, building teams, personal and organisational strategy, mental health and wellbeing, this was a life-changing and life-enhancing experience. Suzie gained new experience and insights, sharing information and learning with leaders and environmentalists from all over the world.