Anuradha joined the VERTIC in July 2019 and is a Research Assistant on the Verification and Monitoring Programme. Anu’s interests are in CBRN and space policy, and in applying systems theories to international security. Currently, her research focuses on system’s based approaches to nuclear fuel cycle modelling and on space safety and security. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Durham University and an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, specialising in applying science policy approaches to international security. Anu is currently the UK Director of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security. She is currently on the board of British Pugwash and a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network. She was previously the Chair of UKSEDS, the national space charity. Anu was recently awarded the WeAreTheCity Top 100 Rising Star award for her work in promoting inclusivity, accessibility and equity in the international security space. At the centre of most of her work have been the causes of inclusion and diversity, with the belief that in order to form sustainable and innovative technology or policy, inclusion is necessary.
Content by Anuradha Damale
With the increase in space activity, Rendezvous Proximity Operations (RPO) are needed to maintain a sustainable space environment. Anuradha Damale argues that technical and political solutions need to be available to mitigate the misuse of RPO technology, even to contribute to counter-space capabilities.