Chris Stewart specialised in Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation at Edinburgh University where he obtained his MSc in 2002. Following completion of his MSc, Chris began his professional career at Remote Sensing Applications Consultants (RSAC) Ltd in the UK. At RSAC he supported, among other projects, the Remote Sensing Control of Area-Based Subsidies projects in England and Wales. Since 2007 Chris has been providing consultancy support to the European Space Agency (ESA), based full time in ESA/ESRIN in Frascati.
At ESRIN his tasks include technical and management support to projects in the Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department of the ESA Earth Observation Programmes Directorate. Since 2010 Chris has been undertaking a part time PhD research project at Tor Vergata University of Rome. The title of his thesis is The Application of Satellite SAR Remote Sensing for Archaeological Prospection.