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.
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
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