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Dr Rebecca Shepherd BSc (Hons)

Visiting Researcher

Rebecca Shepherd

Furness Building



PhD supervision

I am able to accept self funded post graduate research students in the areas of bone health, macro and microscopic anatomy, and anatomy education. Please contact me on rebecca.shepherd@lancaster.ac.uk to discuss a specific area of study for PhD or Master by Research projects.

Current Research

I am currently involved in the following projects:

What is the role of bone marrow adipocytes in bone health and disease?

This project explores the role of fat cells inside bone marrow tissue and investigates whether they influence the onset of osteoarthritis. 

Can Raman spectroscopy distinguish between species using chemical signatures from ivory?

This research aims to use the non-destructive laser-based technique, Raman Spectroscopy, to identify the chemical differences between elephant and mammoth ivory, obtained from the Natural History Museum. It is hoped, on completion of this project, that we can demonstrate chemical differences between ivory samples, which could have applications in the prevention of ivory trade.

Current Teaching

MBCHB101 Anatomy

BIOL282 Cellular Pathology


PhD (Medicine), Lancaster University, 2021

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Lancaster University, 2014

Career Details

Biomedical Scientist (Cellular Pathology), University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust, 2014-2017

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