Rebecca first worked at the Royal Marsden in 2000. While working on the Bud Flanagan unit she undertook an MSc in Advanced Cancer Nursing. Her MSc study explored nurses’ experiences of working with chemotherapy, findings demonstrated the importance of education and support.
In 2003 she started work as a Lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London (KCL). Here she continued to develop expertise in teaching and research in cancer care. She was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2006 and joined the NMC Register as a qualified Nurse Teacher in 2009. She also trained as a facilitator for the UK National Advanced Communication Skills Training programme and SAGE & THYME.
In 2011 she was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her PhD participatory research study aimed to develop interventions to enable health professionals to support family caregivers in the acute cancer setting. Since completing her doctoral studies, she continued to work as a Senior Lecturer at KCL and then moved to the Isle of Wight at the beginning of 2018 as Head of Education and Research at Mountbatten Hospice and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Southampton.
Since October 2015, Rebecca has been an Executive Board Member for the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) and is the Chair of the EONS Education Working Group.