Dr Rebecca Walker
Dr Rebecca Walker

Dr Rebecca Walker

MChem, PhD, MRSC




Pronouns: She/Her.

Dr Rebecca Walker graduated with a first class honours MChem degree from the University of Aberdeen and was the recipient of a number of prizes including the City of Aberdeen Quincentenary Prize for academic merit and the William Rudolph Center Medal for Most Distinguished Chemistry Graduate of 2015. She obtained a prestigious Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland PhD Scholarship to continue studying at Aberdeen under the supervision of Professors Corrie Imrie and John Storey, and published her doctoral Thesis "Structure-Property Relationships, Chirality and the Twist-Bend Nematic Phase" in 2019. In 2018, she joined the group of Professor Mirela Delibegovic at the Aberdeen Institute of Medical Sciences to work as a PDRA on a commericial project with Cohen Global Pharmaceuticals as part of the drug discovery team to design and synthesis new molecules as potential candidates to treat Type II diabetes. A second postdoc from 2019-2020 with TauRx Pharmaceuticals drug discovery team sought to design and synthesise new drug candidates for Alzheimer's Disease. Her first academic role was a Lecturer (Scholarship) in the Chemistry Department at the University of Aberdeen, teaching on a variety of courses spanning organic, analytical and physical chemistry and supervising various undergraduate research projects. Her Lecturership in the Chemistry Department began in January 2022.


  • MChem Chemistry 
    2015 - University of Aberdeen 
  • PhD Chemistry 
    2019 - University of Aberdeen 

External Memberships

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) 2019-present

Member of the British Liquid Crystal Society 2016-present

Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

Luckhurst-Samulski Prize (2020)

British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist of the Year (2020)

University of Aberdeen Chemistry Center Medal (2015)

City of Aberdeen Quincentenary Prize (2014)


Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Chemistry

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.




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