School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Rebecca Scott BEng (Hons), MSc (Eng)

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Lecturer in Public Health Engineering

Rebecca is a Lecturer specialising in Public Health Engineering, with over 20 years’ experience in the water and sanitation sector. Having joined WEDC in 2001, she teaches on a range of taught and Distance Learning programmes, as well as conducting research and consultancy work. Her work focuses around sanitation – from policy assessment through to programme design and implementation, service delivery approaches and technologies in a diverse range of low- and middle-income countries. Her research increasingly addresses challenges and solutions of sanitation services and faecal sludge management for low-income urban settlements.

Rebecca has delivered and project-managed research, consultancies and capacity building initiatives in a range of countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and South Sudan. Her work is published in conference papers, policy-level advice notes, guidance documents and research outputs for humanitarian and donor agencies.

Before coming to WEDC, Rebecca worked for a consultancy firm in South Africa, providing professional support to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion services for rural communities in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to that, she worked as an Engineer with Anglian Water. She obtained a degree in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology from Warwick University in 1990 and a Masters in Public Health Engineering from Leeds University in 1996.

Professional affiliations

CEng, MIMechE