Rebecca is a Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and course leader for Mechanical Engineering.
Rebecca previously lectured at the University of Lincoln, where she researched sustainable mobility as part of the Vehicle Control Lab and taught undergraduate modules on modern control and sustainable product design. During this time she was a Programme Leader for the undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, and then Director of Teaching & Learning for the Engineering school.
Rebecca gained her PhD from the University of Bath, where she researched hybrid dynamical models using bond graphs as part of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control. She was sponsored by Airbus via an EPSRC CASE award.
Prior to her PhD, Rebecca worked in the aerospace and automotive industries (AgustaWestland, Ricardo) as a professional engineer. She gained her undergraduate degree form Cardiff University, where she was sponsored by Ford Motor Co. Ltd.
Rebecca researches hybrid models using bond graph methodology. She applies this to sustainable mobility, most recently in industry-focussed projects to develop novel battery-electric cars.
Member of the IET Control & Automation professional network executive, and IET rep for the UKACC executive.
External Examiner for the University of Greenwich.
International Programme Committee member for TMS'21 (part of SCS ANNSIM) and ICBGM conferences.
Editorial board member for Springer-Nature Applied Sciences.