Dr Perry is a member of the Writers Guild of America West in Los Angeles. and a movie producer. He has written four novels under RS Perry and is currently working on a screen adaptation and a documentary film. He is the author of numerous publications on subjects ranging from science and linguistics to art, education and learning. He enjoys art and painting. He had twenty years of business experience as a company director and president before returning to finish a doctorate in Astrobiology at the University of Washington in 2004. Dr Perry was a Royal Society fellow at Imperial College London, which specializes in Science, Technology and Medicine, and held a US International fellowship at Oxford, England. He is a company director of Athene Films . He is currently the honorary chair and founder of the Space Science Engineering Foundation (SSEF), an educational charity set up to support the UK Space Settlement Design Competition and the Europe Space Design Competition. Dr Perry is the founder and director of the Global Space Design Challenge. He has won numerous awards and was short listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Besides being interested in creative, scientific and business projects, Dr Perry is also an adventurer and explorer of mountains and oceans. He has crossed the Atlantic by sailboat, dived to the bottom of the ocean in the deep submersible Alvin, is an experienced high mountain climber and holds fixed wing multi-engine with instrument rating and a helicopter pilot’s license. He has had a passion for British Sports cars starting with his first car an MG TD. He currently lives in London but enjoys the mountains of Vancouver and the blue skies of Malta.