Alleysha de Courcey-Cann
I work as a Safety Analyst in the Safety, Risk & Environment Department for Cobham Aviation Services, based in Adelaide, South Australia. My role involves compiling, reviewing, analysing and reporting on safety, risk, environment and security data. This includes data received from incident and hazard reports, audits, investigations and other sources in order to assist our business in identify emerging trends. The aim of analysing this data is to ensure we as an organisation put preventative measures in place to prevent injuries, incident or accidents occurring. I am also involved in risk and change management activities across the Cobham Group. My job entails conducting risk management training, risk assessments for change in the Business Units as well as facilitating risk assessments for future tender bids and operational expansions.
The Master of Science and Technology helped me find my passion for flight safety through the variety of subjects offered. After undertaking courses in Safety Risk Management, Aviation Safety & Accident Prevention, Aircraft Accident Investigation Techniques and Aviation System Safety, I learnt that this is the direction I wanted to focus my career. The Masters degree helped build upon my operational experience to find the specific area of the aviation industry which I wanted to work in. I love working within the safety department because I can see the positive changes we are having on the industry; every day is different and there are always new challenges to face. The Masters program gives you the background knowledge, experience and tools to be able to become proficient in your role and gives you a greater appreciation of the importance of ensuring you get safety right in your organisation.