Dr. Louisa Preston is an astrobiologist based at the Birkbeck University of London and a UK Space Agency Aurora Research Fellow. Louisa’s research has taken her to some of the world’s harshest environments, to outline the possibility for extra-terrestrial life forms and habitats to exist on Earth. She has also worked on projects for NASA and the Canadian, European and UK Space Agencies.
Louisa has also had numerous articles and scholarly papers published and in 2016, her first bookGoldilocks and the Water Bears:The Search for Life in the Universewas released.
Louisa has often appeared as a guest speaker on radio and television to examine the power of science communication and the search for extraterrestrial life. In 2013, Louisa, was a speaker at the TED Conference to further discuss the possibility of life on Mars.