She is the Principal Investigator of Ariel, the European Space Agency's next medium-class (M4) science mission to be launched in 2029. She is also co-founder and co-director of Blue Skies Space Ltd, which aims at creating new opportunities for science space satellites.
Select appointments and achievements include Principal Investigator of the European Research Council-funded program Exo-Lights, Cattedra Enrico Fermi 2019 - La Sapienza University, Rome and Institute of Physics Moseley Medal 2011.
Awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Turin in Italy in 2003, Giovanna Tinetti has continued her academic career as NASA Astrobiology Institute Fellow at Caltech/JPL and then as European Space Agency external Fellow in Paris, before moving to UCL in 2007 as STFC Aurora and then Royal Society URF Fellow.
Prof. Tinetti has authored / co-authored over 200 research papers and has delivered over 260 talks, seminars and public lectures internationally.