Rebecca Sharpe graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Geography. She then went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Urban Water Engineering and Management and a PhD in Water Engineering from the University of Sheffield.
Rebecca's first postdoctoral Position was as a Research Assistant at the University of Sheffield. Rebecca's main area of research focused on the management of water quality within distribution networks. Her research themes included investigations into the discolouration of potable water and the role of stagnation on water quality in distribution networks.
She then went on to gain industry experience working at Severn Trent Water as a Strategy Analyst where she helped to develop and influence strategies aimed at improving both infrastructure and non-infrastructure water related performance. Rebecca returned to academia working as a Research Associate in partnership with Kingfisher Future Homes focusing on the delivery of energy efficient products and services.
Dr Sharpe joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in 2014 continuing her research and teaching Data Analysis and Environmental Geography.
Research interests include
Water engineering - Research methods, water quality and energy efficiency
Domestic household energy efficiency
DOUTERELO, I, SHARPE, RL, BOXALL, JB (2013) Influence of hydraulic regimes on bacterial community structure and composition in an experimental drinking water distribution system. Water Research Vol 47, pp 503-516
FURNASS, WR, COLLINS , RP, HUSBAND, PS, SHARPE, RL, MOUNCE, SR, BOXALL, JB (2013) Modelling both the continual erosion and regeneration of discolouration material in drinking water distribution systems. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, doi:10.2166/ws.2013.176
SHARPE, RL, SMITH, CJ, BIGGS, CA, BOXALL, JB (2010) Pilot scale laboratory investigations into the impact of steady state conditioning hydraulics on potable water discolouration. 11th Annual International Symposium on Water Distribution Systems Analysis Arizona, USA, September.
Dr Sharpe has experience of working in Water and Energy Sciences in both academia and industry. Her main focus is to develop industry applied research to areas of immediate concern in changing environments. Her expertise lies in innovative science that brings together multi-disciplinary knowledge, research and statistical methods.