UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics

Dr Chekfoung Tan

Dr Chekfoung Tan

Associate Professor in Transformation Leadership

Dept of Space & Climate Physics

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
7th Jun 2021

Research summary

Research interests include sustainability in Space 4.0, circular economy, application of socio-technical theories in technology adoption, and digital transformation.

Teaching summary

MSc Teaching at UCL

Programme Leader for MSc Management of Complex Projects

Deputy Programme Leader for MSc Transformation Leadership (Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship)

Module Leader for the following MSc modules:

  • Technology Strategy
  • Technology Driven Transformation
  • Transformational Design

Short course delivery

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)


Henley Business School, University of Reading
Doctorate, Informatics |


Chekfoung is Associate Professor in Transformation Leadership in the Technology Management Group at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory. She is a practice-oriented academic with a decade of academic and industrial experience in technology project management, digital solution development, and business-IT consulting. She has a PhD in Informatics, where the research contributes to improving information management practice and managing the IT application portfolio of a UK hospital. Some of her research projects in collaboration with the industry include a knowledge management solution for a global non-profit organisation that increases operational efficiencies and an application rationalisation instrument for a local council in the UK that contributed to cost-saving. Chekfoung is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a certified TOGAF enterprise architect from The Open Group, and a certified project manager from the Association of Project Management (APM) and PRINCE2.