Rebecca was born and grew up in London where she now lives and works. She lived in Papua New Guinea for a year in 1982 and then went to Cambridge University. 

She studied for her PhD at the Royal College of Art.

Present Rebecca is Artist in Residence at both the British Museum and the London Metropolitan University
2006-2007 AA2A (Artists Access to Art Schools) residency at Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University October 2006-September 2007 (see AA2A website )
2006 The Florence Trust
2005-2006 Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the British Museum
1998-2004 PhD Royal College of Art, Natural History Illustration, department of Communication , Art and Design.
1997-1998 BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design – London Guildhall University
1989 MA Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
1982-1985 BA Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge