In Summer 2018, Iya jointly with Dr Olga Bogatyreva published Toolkit for a Space Psychologist: to support astronauts in exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. This book captures the official reports from the European Space Agency (ESA) study, Technologies and Techniques for Psychological Support of astronauts during exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. The study was commissioned by the ESA in 2005 even before the UK Space Agency was formed in 2010.


Iya, since having her own children, designs black and white visual books for babies to tap into their developmental potential and give them the best possible start on our unique planet Earth.

Books are available in a paperback and as a SPECIAL GIFT EDITION in hardback covers via Amazon Worldwide, including Amazon UK, Amazon US and Barnes & Noble and in the United States.

The EARTH DESIGN book series are great for making time to bond with your baby. It is also a great gift, welcoming a newborn baby to Earth with their first book and making them love reading at first sight, literally!

Iya is also proud to host an epic adventure story, CHARLIE MAIDLY AND THE KINK-KONK, by the established therapist Craig Smith. In the far distant future, humankind abandons Earth to make a fresh start on Mars. A lonely boy, a talking dog, a troubled girl and a creature more mysterious than the planet Mars itself set off on an increasingly desperate search for a lost race of creatures on a planet where things are never quite what they seem.

Iya leads European Space Agency (ESA) funded projects in collaboration with Dr Olga Bogatyreva, the expert in creative thinking and inventive problem solving using solutions from nature. ESA Crew Expert Tool to Support Autonomous Operations in Complex Human Spacecraft beyond Earth Orbit project lead to the development of the Crew Expert Tool (CET) to support autonomous crew problem-solving activities during exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. This project led to the publication of the methodology in THE INVENTOR’S MANUAL.