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Rebecca Shepherd

Lecturer in Anatomy, Lancaster University

I am a Lecturer in Anatomy at Lancaster Medical School, where I am responsible for delivering anatomy and histology teaching to undergraduate medical students. I initially studied Biomedical Science at Lancaster University, before working as a Health and Care Professions Council registered Biomedical Scientist in the NHS. I returned to university to complete my PhD, funded by an Anatomical Society Studentship. My research interests centre around the role of bone marrow adipocytes in bone health. I enjoy science communication and public engagement, and I have performed ‘academic’ stand up comedy on a number of occasions!


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer in Anatomy, Lancaster University


  • 2021 
    Lancaster University, PhD (Medicine)
  • 2014 
    Lancaster University, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Professional Memberships

  • Anatomical Society
  • Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Bone Research Society