School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Rebecca Grant MEng, PhD

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Lecturer in Biometrology

Rebecca graduated with a 1st class MEng degree in Product Design Engineering from Loughborough University (2015-2019). During this time, she also completed a Diploma of Industrial Studies at Bentley Motors Ltd (2012-2013), within manufacturing departments and chaired the LU Women’s Engineering Society, setting up the first careers fair for female engineers in the UK.

Rebecca went on to complete a PhD at Loughborough University as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine (2015-2019). Her PhD was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and LGC Group, with research into biometrolgy and human factors within healthcare. Her thesis covers the following topic: ‘Quantifying biometrology operator data analysis subjectivity within Flow Cytometry using measurement uncertainty principles’. As part of her doctoral studies, she completed a secondment at MIT, to identify translational issues in other diagnostic areas of healthcare measurement.

Rebecca completed a short Research Associate position within the Centre for SMART, working with food manufacturers to develop a resource dashboard for smart monitoring of food waste (2019-2020)

In 2020 Rebecca started as a Lecturer in Biometrology in the Wolfson School, growing this theme for her research and supporting teaching in areas of design and measurement.


  • Product Design Engineering MEng (Hons, 1st Class), Loughborough University, 2010-2015
  • PhD in Biometrology within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine, Loughborough University, 2015-2019

Key Awards:

  • IMechE Postgraduate Research Scholar 2015-2019
  • IMechE ’35 under 35’ rising star 2019

Outline of main research interests:

  • Biometrology & healthcare measurement
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Biometrics & anthropometry
  • Human factors
  • Human-Technology Interfaces
  • High Value Manufacturing


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • WSA401: Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)
  • WSB504: Application of Product Design

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • Admissions Tutor for Product Design Engineering undergraduate course

Grant, R., Coopman, K., Medcalf, N., Silva-Gomes, S., Kara, B., Campbell, J. J., Braybrook, J., & Petzing, J. (2020). Understanding biometrology operator variability within Flow Cytometry data analysis for Quality Control of Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing. Measurement 150, 106998

External collaborators:

  • LGC, National Measurement Institute
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • MIT

External roles and appointments:

  • Committee member and Young Member of the IMechE Biomedical Engineering Committee

Athena Swan Bronze award

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The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU