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Dr Rebecca Garcia

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Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Nursing
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Nursing
  • rebecca.garcia

Professional biography

I am a Central Academic lecturer (in Adult Nursing) and a Chartered Psychologist authoring or revising material for the the Open University BSc Nursing program(s). In addition, my research interests include areas of health psychology, health inequalities, perinatal mortality and health beliefs and behavours. 

Qualifications:

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

Publications

 Garcia, R. L., Ali, N., Griffiths, M. and Randhawa, G. (2019, in press) ‘Ethnic differences in health behaviour   during pregnancy ’, Journal of Advanced Nursing.       

Constantinou, G., Garcia, R., Cook, E., & Randhawa, G. (2019). Children’s unmet palliative care needs: a scoping review of parents’ perspectives. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, bmjspcare-2018-001705. https://doi.org/10.1136/BMJSPCARE-2018-001705

Ali, N., Qureshi, I., Sidika, T., Mondokova, A., Jan, A., Garcia, R., … Randhawa, G. (2018). Barriers and Enablers for UK “Home Grown” South Asian Prospective Students Choosing Nursing and Midwifery Courses and Careers. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 15(4), 190–197. Retrieved from http://diversityhealthcare.imedpub.com/barriers-and-enablers-for-uk-home-grown-south-asian-prospective-students-choosing-nursing-and-midwifery-courses-and-careers.pdf

Garcia, R., Ali, N., Guppy, A., Griffiths, M., & Randhawa, G. (2017). A comparison of antenatal classifications of ‘overweight’ and ‘obesity’ prevalence between white British, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi pregnant women in England. An analysis of retrospective data. BMC Public Health, 17(308), 1–7. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4211-1

Garcia, R., Ali, N., Guppy, A., Griffiths, M., & Randhawa, G. (2017). Differences in the pregnancy gestation period and mean birth weights in infants born to Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British mothers in Luton, UK: a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data. BMJ Open, 7(8), e017139. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017139

Garcia, R. L., Ali, N., Griffiths, M., & Randhawa, G. (2018). Understanding the consumption of folic acid during preconception, among Pakistani, Bangladeshi and White British mothers in Luton, UK: A qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 1–9.

Garcia, R. L., Ali, N., Papadopoulos, C., & Randhawa, G. (2015). Specific antenatal interventions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) pregnant women at high risk of poor birth outcomes in the United Kingdom: A scoping review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0657-2

Garcia, R. L., & Hand, C. J. (2015). Analgesic effects of self-chosen music type on cold pressor-induced pain: Motivating vs. relaxing music. Psychology of Music, 1–17. http://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615602144

Garcia, R., Ali, N., Guppy, A., Griffiths, M. and Randhawa, G. (in review) ‘Prevalence of gestational diabetes in Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi and white British pregnant women in Luton, England: Analysis of routinely collected data’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

 

Publications

Children’s unmet palliative care needs: a scoping review of parents’ perspectives (2019-07-19)
Constantinou, Georgina; Garcia, Rebecca; Cook, Erica and Randhawa, Gurch
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Understanding the consumption of folic acid during preconception, among Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British mothers in Luton, UK: a qualitative study (2018-06-15)
Garcia, Rebecca; Ali, Nasreen; Griffiths, Malcolm and Randhawa, Gurch
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18, Article 234 (pp. 1-9)
Barriers and Enablers for UK Home Grown South Asian Prospective Students Choosing Nursing and Midwifery Courses and Careers (2018)
Ali, Nasreen; Quereshi, Iritza; Sidika, Tamanna; Mondokova, Andrea; Muhmood, Sultan; Jan, Azra; Garcia, Rebecca; Cook, Erica; Burden, Barbara; Reid, Caroline and Randhawa, Gurch
Diversity and Equality in Healthcare, 15(4) (pp. 190-197)
Differences in the pregnancy gestation period and mean birth weights in infants born to Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British mothers in Luton, UK: a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data (2017-08-11)
Garcia, Rebecca; Ali, Nasreen; Guppy, Andy; Griffiths, Malcolm and Randhawa, Gurch
BMJ Open, 7 (pp. 1-7)
A comparison of antenatal classifications of ‘overweight’ and ‘obesity’ prevalence between white British, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi pregnant women in England; analysis of retrospective data (2017-04-11)
Garcia, Rebecca; Ali, Nasreen; Guppy, Andy; Griffiths, Malcolm and Randhawa, Gurch
BMC Public Health, 17 (pp. 1-7)
Analgesic effects of self-chosen music type on cold pressor-induced pain: Motivating vs. relaxing music (2015-09-07)
Garcia, Rebecca and Hand, Christopher J.
Psychology of Music, 44(5) (pp. 967-983)
Specific antenatal interventions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) pregnant women at high risk of poor birth outcomes in the United Kingdom: a scoping review (2015)
Garcia, Rebecca; Ali, Nasreen; Papadopoulos, Chris and Randhawa, Gurch
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15, Article 226(1)