Miss Rebecca Barton
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
C43K - K Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
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.
Rebecca is a member of the follwing research teams:
Australian family and disability studies research collaboration (AFDSRC)
Disability and Community
Teaching and supervision
Lecturer across undergraduate and graduate occupational therapy courses.
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA): Registered Occupational Therapist since 2012
Awards and honours
- Australian Postgraduate Award, 2008
Centre for Disability Research and Policy; Disability and Community