Rebecca Docherty

Rebecca began her role as Knowledge Exchange scientist for the Cooper Group in June 2014. 

Rebecca completed her PhD in 2010, in the EPR spectroscopy of supramolecular structures for applications in quantum information processing at The University of Manchester, under the tutelage of Prof. Richard Winpenny and Prof. Eric McInnes.

She then spent 2 years working as a postdoctoral research associate in the Blanford group at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, where she immobilised redox-active enzymes on graphene and other low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials for use as electrode materials in enzymatic fuel cells.

Wishing to combine her love of travel with her passion for chemistry she spent a year travelling and working internationally. She worked in Japan for a pharmaceutical company as an organic chemist, before moving to Abu Dhabi, where she lectured nuclear chemistry. Upon returning to the UK she worked at The University of Sheffield as a business development manager where she worked on the commercialisation of biomaterials for healthcare applications.