Rebecca is a respiratory physiotherapist who is currently a PhD MRC DTP student at LSTM.
She has an interest in lung disease among ‘hard to reach’ populations and is splitting her PhD studies between the UK and Malawi. Having worked as a Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist in Southampton, she went on to work in a health centre in Kenya, helping them to develop into a hospital and setting up new acute inpatient services. During her 5 years working in Kenya she was involved in all accepts of hospital growth from human resource development to grant management. Rebecca has since returned to the UK and has worked again for the NHS in acute adult respiratory services. Rebecca has an MSc in Global Health and Development from UCL and an Mres from the University of Liverpool.
Rebecca is serving as the student representative on the trustee’s board.
Qualifications: Bsc physiotherapy (Southampton, 2004), Msc Global Health and development (UCL, 2015), Mres in clinical sciences (University of Liverpool, 2017) Member of chartered society of physiotherapy since 2004 (Distinguished service award for work in international development, 2015).
Current role: Year 2 of 3+1 PhD LSTM