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Profile: Dr Rebecca Garcia

Dr Rebecca Garcia

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Profile: Dr Rebecca Garcia

Dr Rebecca Garcia

About me

Rebecca is a Registered Nurse (adult) and Chartered Psychologist, currently employed as a Lecturer in Adulting Nusring and working as the co-Qualification Director for the Future Nurse Cirriculum (R39 & R43). Rebecca is the Module Chair for KYN325, a 60 credit module at level 3 (FHQ6) ' Assimilating nursing: Theory and practiceNursing qualification. Additionally, she is a member of The Open University's Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). 

Professional memberships

  • Nursing Midwifery Council
  • British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Research groups

Open University WELS Death, Dying and Bereavement Research group.



Doctor of Philosophy - University of Bedfordshire, 2017.

Examining the factors that contribute to perinatal mortality in white British, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in Luton.'

MSc Health Psychology (Distinction) - University of Bedfordshire, September 2013.

BSc Psychology (First Class Honours) - University of Bedfordshire. October 2009-2012.

Registered General Nurse - Guys and Lewisham School of Nursing 1994.

PGCTHE - University of Bedfordshire.

Advance HE - External Examiners Training (Open University).


Research interests

Rebecca's research interests include aspects of social health psychology including health inequalities, womens health beliefs and behavours and perinatal mortality. 


External collaborations

Rebecca is an external Examiner for Bucks New University (post-graduate programs) and a regular academic reviewer for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and BMJ, among others.