Dr Rebecca Barton

PhD; B.App.Sc(Occupational Therapy)(Hons)
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9377
Website CDRP
AFDSRC

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

Disability and Community; Centre for Disability Research and Policy

Selected grants

2016

  • Remote Aboriginal families and carers of children with disabilities; Gilroy J, Lincoln M, Taylor K, Flood V, Dew A, Jensen H, Barton R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Indigenous (IN).

2015

  • Identifying facilitators to living on and off Country in Central Australia; Gilroy J, Lincoln M, Taylor K, Flood V, Dew A, Jensen H, McRae K, Barton R; Department of Family and Community Services (NSW)/Research Support.
  • IEF: Faculty of Health Sciences, Discipline of Occ Therapy & Work Integrated Learning - Student co-hort engaged with Industry partners, BaptistCare, Anglican Retirement Villages, Sir Moses Montifiore Jewish Home - Sanet dutoit; Du Toit S, Thomson K, Penman M, Barton R; DVC Research/Industry Engagement Funds.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Dew, A., Barton, R., Ragen, J., Bulkeley, K., Iljadica, A., Chedid, R., Brentnall, J., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Veitch, C. (2016). The development of a framework for high-quality, sustainable and accessible rural private therapy under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. Disability and Rehabilitation, , 1-13. [More Information]
  • Bartik, W., Barton, R. (2015). Collaborative research for rural mental health makes minds matter. Advances in Mental Health, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Barton, R., Robinson, T., Llewellyn, G., Thorncraft, K., Smidt, A. (2015). Rural and remote perspectives on disability and mental health research in Australia: 2000–2013. Advances in Mental Health, 13(1), 30-42. [More Information]
  • 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

  • Wykes, M., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Barton, R., Penman, M., Villeneuve, M. (2015). Making quality simulation count in the real world. 5th ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase (NSW/ACT).
  • Villeneuve, M., Barton, R., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Penman, M. (2015). Quality Simulation: A Focus on Professional Reasoning. 5th ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase (NSW/ACT).
  • Barton, R., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Penman, M., Villeneuve, M. (2015). Scaffolding and SIMulated learning: developing professional reasoning skills in occupational therapy students. Occupational Therapy Australia's 26th National Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia: Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Penman, M., Barton, R., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Villeneuve, M. (2015). SIMulated learning: learning well together in the 'unexpected' environment. 6th Asia Pacific Occupation Therapy Congress.
  • Reade, S., Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Jeltes, G., Clayton, J., Barton, R. (2015). The Dying to Talk project: Exploring understandings about dying and death. 50th ASID Conference, Melbourne: Unknown SCM publisher.
  • Diaz, C., Villeneuve, M., Penman, M., Brentnall, J., Barton, R. (2015). The role of simulated fieldwork to “bridge�? theory and practice. Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)/Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) 2015 Joint Conference.
  • 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.

2016

  • Dew, A., Barton, R., Ragen, J., Bulkeley, K., Iljadica, A., Chedid, R., Brentnall, J., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Veitch, C. (2016). The development of a framework for high-quality, sustainable and accessible rural private therapy under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. Disability and Rehabilitation, , 1-13. [More Information]

2015

  • Bartik, W., Barton, R. (2015). Collaborative research for rural mental health makes minds matter. Advances in Mental Health, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Wykes, M., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Barton, R., Penman, M., Villeneuve, M. (2015). Making quality simulation count in the real world. 5th ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase (NSW/ACT).
  • Villeneuve, M., Barton, R., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Penman, M. (2015). Quality Simulation: A Focus on Professional Reasoning. 5th ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase (NSW/ACT).
  • Barton, R., Robinson, T., Llewellyn, G., Thorncraft, K., Smidt, A. (2015). Rural and remote perspectives on disability and mental health research in Australia: 2000–2013. Advances in Mental Health, 13(1), 30-42. [More Information]
  • Barton, R., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Penman, M., Villeneuve, M. (2015). Scaffolding and SIMulated learning: developing professional reasoning skills in occupational therapy students. Occupational Therapy Australia's 26th National Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia: Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Penman, M., Barton, R., Brentnall, J., Diaz, C., Villeneuve, M. (2015). SIMulated learning: learning well together in the 'unexpected' environment. 6th Asia Pacific Occupation Therapy Congress.
  • Reade, S., Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Jeltes, G., Clayton, J., Barton, R. (2015). The Dying to Talk project: Exploring understandings about dying and death. 50th ASID Conference, Melbourne: Unknown SCM publisher.
  • Diaz, C., Villeneuve, M., Penman, M., Brentnall, J., Barton, R. (2015). The role of simulated fieldwork to “bridge�? theory and practice. Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)/Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) 2015 Joint Conference.

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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