Dr Rebecca Devon

Science Manager


I have an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Medical Genetics from the University of Edinburgh.

Following postdoctoral research in Edinburgh and at the University of British Columbia, Canada, I decided to move away from an academic career.

I spent a period working as a freelance scientific editor of manuscripts written by non-English speaking authors while my children were small, then moved back to the University of Edinburgh to work in science communications.

I have been Science Manager for the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences since 2014. I have a varied role which is best described as strategic development of our Centre and supporting the academics across their wide range of activities throughout the lifecycle of a research project and beyond.

Project activity

I support Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences academics with:

  • strategy & Centre advancement
  • grants, Worktribe, PURE & reporting outputs
  • metrics & boiler-plate texts
  • communications - websites, news, social media & events
  • data management & data protection 

I also do some of the above for the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research and  Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

I work closely with: