Rebecca is a long-standing tutor on the Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. She has also taught creative writing at the Oxford International Summer School and for the Oxford University Diploma in Creative Writing, and leads writing workshops for The Literary Consultancy. From 2008-11, she was a tutor in English Literature and Creative Writing on the Sarah Lawrence College Exchange Program at Wadham College, Oxford.
Rebecca was the 2014 Gladstone’s Library Writer-in-Resident, and from 2010-12 was a First Story Writer-in-Residence, working with teenagers at Larkmead School in Abingdon. She took part in the First Story Literary Festival at Broughton Castle in September 2011, and is featured in the BBC film, How To Write, alongside writers Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Kate Clanchy and Caroline Bird.
Rebecca is a former Honorary Teaching Fellow on the Writing Programme at the University of Warwick, and was a founding faculty member of the School of Life in London, for whom she designed, co-wrote and taught courses on the Family with psychologist and writer, Charles Ferneyhough.
As an expert on parental loss in childhood and adolescence, and former bereavement counselor for Cruse Bereavement Care and The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Rebecca has lectured and led workshops in schools for both children and teachers, and to trainee counselors and health-care professionals workers.