Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours from Monash University in Australia in 2011. She then moved to the UK to study at the University of Cambridge, completing the Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos). Rebecca joined the theoretical particle physics group at the University of Melbourne as a PhD student in 2013, researching dark matter phenomenology under the supervision of Prof. Nicole Bell. In 2017, she began her current position as a postdoctoral researcher in the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, with an affiliation with the MIT Kavli Institute.
Rebecca’s research focuses on dark matter phenomenology, astroparticle physics and collider physics. She has a broad interest in physics beyond the Standard Model. In general, Rebecca is interested in finding new ways to optimize the information that can be extracted from any potential detection of new physics, ranging from model building to proposing striking new physics signatures, across different phenomenological settings.