Ms. Halpin began with NSR in 2021, creating website and social media content, as well as working on Report+ content and focused SEO and Social Media planning. Ms. Halpin guest lectures at ISU and other institutes focusing on the psychological impacts of long term space travel.
Ms. Halpin is an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council, and is the point of contact for a project group in the SGAC Space Medicine and Life Sciences Group – focused on digital interventions for wellbeing during space travel.
Active with the development of STEM and Space programs for youth, Ms. Halpin also volunteers with the Moon Village Association’s Analogues Working Group where she is engaged in a project developing a plan for Terrestrial Applications Awareness. Other projects Ms. Halpin is currently engaged in include the development of STEAM outreach for rural kids.
Ms. Halpin is a recent graduate of the International Space University’s M.Sc in Space Studies. During her time at ISU, Ms. Halpin contributed to the “Manufacturing in Space” team project, presented at the International Astronautical Congress (2019), and the “Legal and Ethical issues surrounding future Carrington Events” research group , published in New Space: The journal of Space Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Mar, 2020), respectively.
In 2019, Ms. Halpin also completed an internship with JAXA’s Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate and the University of Tsukuba’s Laboratory of Occupational Psychiatry and Space Medicine, focusing on confinement and stress in relation to spaceflight.
Ms. Halpin has a solid background in research and behavioural science, having completed a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Bangor, Wales, and a B.A in Behavioural Sciences (Psychology) at the American College Dublin, Ireland. She has presented her research findings at international conferences, including IASSID, U.K and the first international conference on Time Perspectives, Portugal.