Kathie is currently the Centre Manager for Space@Reading, supporting space activities across the University. She has over 30 years’ experience of the application of space data within industry and academia. Kathie is a geologist with degree from UCL and postgraduate diploma from the University of Northern Arizona where she specialised in remote sensing applications.  More recently Kathie has been instrumental in the skills agenda for the space sector. She is working in collaboration with the UKSA, Space Leadership Council , Satellite Applications Catapult and industry to address the skills gap. One of the initiatives she has led is the National Space Internship Network which has attracted over 45 high quality undergraduates in its first year.