Chris Spedding

Policy Fellow
Emerging Technologies | Futures and Foresight | Disarmament

Chris Spedding is a Policy Fellow and Manager at BASIC, where he manages the Emerging Technologies research programme. He comes from a mixed engineering and policy background, with master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University and Nuclear Energy from Imperial College London. He is also a Cohort 4 member of the Imperial-Cambridge-Open Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy (ICO-CDT), where he is completing his PhD in nuclear systems for space. 

Prior to his PhD studies, Chris was a Policy Manager at the Office for Gas and Electricity Markets – conducting bespoke intramural research supporting the department’s core functions, as well as horizon scanning and scenario development within the Office of the Chief Economist. 

His research and policy interests occur at the nexus between space, nuclear systems, security, and policy, where he deploys mixed-methods and futures analysis to examine the interplays between technological development and the complex policy contexts within which it occurs.

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