Rebecca Garcia, The Open University
Rebecca Garcia
Associate head of school, nursing and health professions
The Open University

Dr Rebecca Garcia is a Registered Nurse (adult) and Chartered Psychologist, currently the Associate Head of School for Nursing and Health Professions at The Open University. 

Rebecca is a Registered Nurse (adult) and Chartered Psychologist. Rebecca joined the OU in 2019 and is currently the Associate Head of School, Nursing and the Health Professions. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an external examiner in post-graduate nurse education. Her career has centred on public health and chronic diseases, working in primary care roles including as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (respiratory) and has been employed within the pharmaceutical industry in a leadership and training role. Rebecca has also worked in academia in both research and education roles. Rebecca’s PhD centred on health psychology looking at health beliefs/behaviours, inequalities, and intersectionality in Pakistani, Bangladeshi and White British women in Luton, to understand factors relating to stillbirth and perinatal mortality.