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Rebecca holds a BSc(Hons) and MSc in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Dundee and Lincoln, respectively. Rebecca was then employed as an SNA International Forensic Anthropologist for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawaii. She was a member of the Commingled Human Remains Project dedicated to the resolution and identification of commingled U.S. military remains following the Battle of Tarawa during World War II. She was also certified in the comparison of antemortem chest radiographs to post-mortem radiographs for identification purposes, in addition to histology casework.
Rebecca returned in 2020 to the University of Dundee to begin her PhD project on the juvenile skeletal response to changing biomechanical forces at the talocrural joint throughout development. This research will utilise radiography to preliminary examine the internal architecture of the juvenile talus and distal tibia, followed by a quantitative analysis of the trabecular and cortical bone using microcomputed tomography. Understanding normal developmental changes of the ankle joint will provide clinical insight for planning and treatment of paediatric condition.
Rebecca assists in teaching anatomy and forensic anthropology within CAHID. This includes demonstrating for both undergraduate and postgraduate forensic anthropology and anatomy classes, in addition to medical and dental students.