Rebecca Shipley’s research career started within the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, University of Oxford, where she received a First Class Honours Masters degree (Mathematics), before completing her DPhil (PhD) working on multiscale mathematical models of blood flow and drug delivery in vascularised tissues with Prof. Jon Chapman. During this time, she developed a passion for interdisciplinary research and the application of mathematical models in medicine. In 2008 she took up a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church College, University of Oxford, to develop mathematical models that describe biomechanical and biochemical stimulation of tissues. During this time, Rebecca also gained practical experimental experience through two concurrent Visiting Research Fellowships at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Bath, and Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre, UCL. Her research on integrating mathematical models with experimental data to inform the design of bioreactors for tissue engineering led to the award of Young Researcher of the Year for the UK Tissue and Cell Engineering Society in July 2011. In May 2012, Dr Shipley took up her Lectureship position within the Biomechanical Engineering group at UCL Mechanical Engineering, where she now leads the Tissue Modelling Research group.