Welcome to Season 4 Episode 27
Coping with COVID
Kathleen Boseley spoke to Mel & Dom about how she and her team at Airbus are coping with COVID. Because while work and life has become a challenge, if you’re creative with it, it can actually be really beneficial.
there’s no pandemic 101 leadership course
Kathleen’s love for all things flight started when she was pretty young. She was good at maths and science and loved playing with lego. But was thinking of becoming a marine biologist! Her dad successfully talked her out of that one though.
Perhaps the biggest influence for Kathleen was growing up she spent a lot of time with her aunt who was an airline hostess for TAA.
So Kathleen would travel domestically with her aunt, which back in those days most families really didn’t do. And she had family in the US, so there would be trips there too.
Initially her mind turned towards becoming a pilot.
I do love the smell of jet fuel
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: UAVs (aka Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
you only really have a pilot in the cockpit for people’s confidence
Advice: Keep the big picture in your mind
what is it that you actually want to work on?
The mobile phone & GPS
how widely accessible, and how things have moved in such a great pace.
Grace Murray Hopper
She found a moth causing problems inside the Mark 2. And that’s where computer bug came from.
About Kathleen Boseley
Kathleen Boseley has over two decades experience at five large international aerospace companies in three countries with predominantly engineering lead, quality, technical engineering management, and project management roles spanning all phases of aircraft and avionics lifecycles.
Kathleen has presented papers at various Navigation conferences in the USA and was named one of the 50 leaders to watch by the magazine GPS World in 2008. Recipient of the Outstanding Performance in Engineering and Technology award – Aviation/Aerospace Australia -2014, she has served as Deputy Chief Engineer on the MRH 90 helicopter and as the Head of Independent System Monitoring for Airbus on the Rotary Wing platforms.
She is the Manager of Engineering Services across all platforms for Airbus in Australia Pacific. A Fellow of Engineers Australia she sits on the Women in Aviation Aerospace Australia committee, QUT and Monash Academic Advisory Boards.
Kathleen is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and tries to balance work with sailing, catching up with friends and being a Mum to her two boys.
Share this entry
About Engineering Heroes
We interview engineers as they discuss their life and the issues they are dealing with.