Kathleen Rachel Makinson (née White) (15 February 1917- October 2014) was an Australian research scientist. She held a number of prominent positions within CSIRO. She began work in the Division of Textile Physics in 1953, and was a senior principal research scientist from 1971-1977.
She was the first woman to become a chief research scientist at CSIRO (1977-1982). From 1979-1982 she was the assistant chief of the division, also the first woman to hold such a position.
In 1981, she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; in 1982 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
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- "Kathleen Rachel Makinson". CSIROpedia. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- Makinson, Bob (18 October 2014). "Scientist Rachel Makinson broke new ground and CSIRO glass ceiling". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 October 2014.