Rebecca is Administrator to the Mood Disorders Research Group, based at Cardiff University.
After graduating with a BA (Hons) in English & Social Studies from Swansea Institute, Rebecca went on to Cardiff University to complete a PGCE in Post-compulsory Education before spending seven years as a teacher and examiner of English in a range of UK and overseas contexts, including China University of Geosciences Beijing, Gloucestershire College, and the British Councils in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.
Following graduation from King’s College London in 2012 with an MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics, she joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Information Management Department before following her interest in research to Swansea University’s School of Medicine. There she conducted follow-up visits with families participating in the ‘Growing Up in Wales: Environments for Healthy Living’ study, which examined the impact of housing and neighbourhood conditions on health, allergy and injury. In 2015, Rebecca carried out the first phase of a study exploring the acceptability and impact of mindfulness training for children, and delivered a tailored curriculum of mindfulness sessions to primary school children in Swansea.
In 2016, Rebecca joined the team at Cardiff University’s National Centre for Mental Health, where she supports the Mood Disorders Research Group, coordinates delivery of the Bipolar Education Programme Cymru (BEPC), and services the Service Users and Carers Research Partnership.