Miss Rebecca Barton

PhD
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

C43K - K Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9685
Website AFDSRC
CDRP

Biographical details

Rebecca has a professional background in occupational therapy and has worked in both clinical and research roles. Clinically, Rebecca worked as an occupational therapist with clients with multiple sclerosis in community settings. She has also been involved in numerous research projects focusing on: disability and family, dual sensory impairment in older people, and disability therapy service provision in rural and remote areas.

Rebecca is currently working as a lecturer within the Discipline of Occupational Therapy and as a research fellow on an audit of disability research in Australia. Her doctoral studies explored the negotiation of cultural frameworks in the daily lives of migrant families raising a child with a disability in Australia and her primary research interests include: disability, chronic illness, social and cultural context, meaning and identity.

Research interests

Rebecca is a member of the follwing research teams:

Australian family and disability studies research collaboration (AFDSRC)
CDRP
Disability and Community

Teaching and supervision

Lecturer across undergraduate and graduate occupational therapy courses.

Associations

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA): Registered Occupational Therapist since 2012

Awards and honours

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2008

Themes

Centre for Disability Research and Policy; Disability and Community

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Schneider, J., McMahon, C., Gopinath, B., Kifley, A., Barton, R., Mitchell, P., Leeder, S., Wang, J. (2014). Dual Sensory Impairment and Hearing Aid Use Among Clients Attending Low-Vision Services in Australia: The Vision-Hearing Project. Journal of Aging and Health, 26(2), 231-249. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Barton, R., Llewellyn, G., Mayes, R., Beltran, R. (2013). Chinese migrant families raising a child with a disability in Australia: A negotiation of cultures. IASSID 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Dew, A., Barton, R., Ragen, J. (2013). Delivering Private Therapy in Rural Areas. Enabling High Quality, Sustainable and Accessible Services: a Framework for Rural Private Therapists. DisabilityCare Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Barton, R., McConnell, D., Mayes, R., Schneider, J., Jarrett, C., Llewellyn, G. (2006). Supporting family-based care into the future: Developing an assessment of family wellbeing. The 41st Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Conference, Australia: ASSID.
  • Barton, R., Fitzgerald, M. (2005). Mental Illness in Bangladesh: It's a matter of culture. Diversity in Health 2005, Melbourne: Nordic Network on Disability Research.

2014

  • Schneider, J., McMahon, C., Gopinath, B., Kifley, A., Barton, R., Mitchell, P., Leeder, S., Wang, J. (2014). Dual Sensory Impairment and Hearing Aid Use Among Clients Attending Low-Vision Services in Australia: The Vision-Hearing Project. Journal of Aging and Health, 26(2), 231-249. [More Information]

2013

  • Barton, R., Llewellyn, G., Mayes, R., Beltran, R. (2013). Chinese migrant families raising a child with a disability in Australia: A negotiation of cultures. IASSID 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Dew, A., Barton, R., Ragen, J. (2013). Delivering Private Therapy in Rural Areas. Enabling High Quality, Sustainable and Accessible Services: a Framework for Rural Private Therapists. DisabilityCare Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

2006

  • Barton, R., McConnell, D., Mayes, R., Schneider, J., Jarrett, C., Llewellyn, G. (2006). Supporting family-based care into the future: Developing an assessment of family wellbeing. The 41st Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Conference, Australia: ASSID.

2005

  • Barton, R., Fitzgerald, M. (2005). Mental Illness in Bangladesh: It's a matter of culture. Diversity in Health 2005, Melbourne: Nordic Network on Disability Research.

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