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Rebecca Beggan
Lecturer in Midwifery



Rebecca qualified as a registered midwife in 2005 at the University of Central England. Once qualified, Rebecca practiced at St George's hospital in London in a continuity of care team and then in a midwifery led birth centre. She soon developed an interest in social inequality and began working as an outreach midwife for SureStart.

In 2010, Rebecca commenced a Specialist Midwife role in Manchester. During this role Rebecca developed and implemented  services in Perinatal Mental Health, Parent-Infant Attachment, Substance use and Domestic Abuse. In 2015, she became a Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) Supervisor and implemented the FNP service for pregnant women under 20 across Preston and Burnley. She has several years experience working in the area of Safeguarding Children, most recently in York and North Yorkshire.

Rebecca was regularly involved in supervising and assessing student midwives in practice and supported students to work alongside her in their elective placements.

Rebecca Joined the Midwifery Education Team at the University of York in 2020, initially on a secondment and later as a midwifery lecturer.

Rebecca has received a Masters in Public Health, from the University of Salford and although she enjoys all aspects of midwifery education and practice, her particular interests are social inequality in maternity care, safeguarding children, intrapartum care and service improvement. 

Currently Rebecca is undertaking a part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).


  • Registered Midwife
  • Newborn Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) Practitioner
  • Bsc (Hons) Midwifery
  • ENB 997
  • Msc Public Health



Selected publications

  • Beggan, R, Tones, L (2013) A multi-agency approach. Midwives 16(5) p45.



  • Module Lead for Foundation of Midwifery Practice 3, Empowered Midwifery Practice, Skilled Companionship in Midwifery
  • BA (Hons) Midwifery Programme

External activities


Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Invited talks and conferences

The Future of Midwifery, British Journal of Midwifery Conference, London, October 2005: "A transition from student to midwife".

Contact details

Rebecca Beggan
Lecturer in Midwifery

Tel: 01904 32(1656)