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Rebecca Tear

Rebecca Tear

Faculty Health and Safety Advisor


Rebecca joined King's as Faculty Health and Safety Advisor for the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN) in June 2019.

Rebecca graduated from Royal Holloway University of London in 2007 with a first-class degree in Biology. She went on to work as a Research and Teaching Technician within the University’s School of Biological Sciences supporting practicals in Biochemistry and research in population ecology and ancient DNA.  She left this position in 2009 to undertake an MSc in Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity run jointly by Imperial College and the Natural History Museum and based within the museum.

On completion of the master's in 2010, Rebecca began working as a Research Technician for Imperial College supporting research within the respiratory side of the National Heart and Lung Institute before becoming assistant lab manager for the group in 2013. As part of the Assistant Lab Manager role Rebecca completed the NEBOSH qualification in Occupational Health and Safety in the spring/summer of 2014 achieving a distinction. Rebecca left this position in June 2016 to take up a role as lab manager and section safety coordinator for groups within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, part of the Department of Medicine based at Imperial College’s Hammersmith Hospital site. During her role as lab manger Rebecca was seconded to the College Safety Department as a trainee Biological Safety officer. She worked with the College of Biological Safety Officers to oversee biological safety for the university including management of containment level 3 facilities and inspections and visits by external agencies. This role led her to pursue a full-time role in safety and take up the role of Health and Safety Advisor here at King's.

Rebecca’s key interests are health, safety and wellbeing, in particular biological safety and building a positive safety culture within an organisation.