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Miss Rebecca Shepherd

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Rebecca joined the Open University in 2015 as a Research Technician to support a Defra-funded project investigating a novel biodegradable plastic. She is now a Project Officer within the Ecosystems and Geobiology Laboratories, and responsible for the day-to-day management of the experimental areas which includes two Containment Level 2 biodegradability laboratories, a controlled environment facility, soil physics and field-based research facilities.

Rebecca supports research undertaken by academics and PhD students within the Schools of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (EEES) and Engineering and Innovation (E&I) and is responsible for overseeing commercial biodegradability contracts. She is a Member of the Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Science and Technology, and was awarded Registered Scientist (RSci) status by the Science Council. 

We welcome any enquiries relating to commercial analyses or academic collaborations.  Please get in touch by email for further information.