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Ms Rachel Batten


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3657
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.258A  

Rachel is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Master of Social Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy), Edith Cowan University, 2013.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Batten, R., Liddiard, K., Raynor, A., Brown, C., Stanley, M. (2020). Cross-Sectional Survey of Sleep Practices of Australian University Students. Nature and Science of Sleep, 12(2020), 39-48.

Journal Articles

  • Smith, H., Batten, R., McDonald, H., Taylor, M. (2018). Caregivers and service providers' perspectives on a Western Australian aboriginal community's 0-3 years, early learning programme. Early Child Development and Care, 188(10), 1431-1441.

Journal Articles

  • Liddiard, K., Batten, R., Wang, Y., Long, K., Wallis, A., Brown, C. (2017). Job Club: A Program to Assist Occupational Therapy Students' Transition to Practice. Education Sciences, 7(3), Article no. 70.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Coall, D., Batten, R., Werner, J. (2017). The physical health dilemmas facing custodial grandparent caregivers: Policy considerations. Cogent Medicine, 4(February), Article No. 1292594.

Book Chapters

  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Batten, R., Coall, D. (2016). There's no support, it's a nightmare trip, but you cope and you get through it: Custodial grandparents' experiences of raising the child/ren of their incarcerated son/daughter.. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation (137-156). Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, M., Coall, D., Marquis, R., Batten, R. (2016). Drug addiction is a scourge on the Earth and my grandchildren are its victims: The tough love and resilient growth exhibited by grandparents raising the children of drug dependent mothers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(6), 937-951.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Batten, R., Coall, D. (2016). Understanding the mental health travails of custodial grandparents. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 32(3), 259-280.
  • Papageorgiou, N., Marquis, R., Dare, J., Batten, R. (2016). Occupational Therapy and Occupational Participation in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Review of the Evidence. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 34(1), 21-42.

Journal Articles

  • Henderson, P., Batten, R., Richmond, J. (2015). Perceptions of the role of occupational therapy in community child and adolescent mental health services. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(2), 155-167.
  • Scanlan, J., Pepin, G., Haracz, K., Ennals, P., Webster, J., Meredith, P., Batten, R., Bowman, S., Bonassi, M., Bruce, R. (2015). Identifying educational priorities for occupational therapy students to prepare for mental health practice in Australia and New Zealand: Opinions of practicing occupational therapists. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62(5), 286-298.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Batten, R., Coall, D. (2015). Understanding the occupational issues faced by custodial grandparents endeavoring to improve scholastic outcomes for their grandchildren. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 8(4), 319-335.

Research Projects

  • The impact of a short term grant scheme on participation for people living with disability., Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round, 2017 ‑ 2018, $27,585.
  • Determining university student sleep patterns and options for intervention: An international collaboration, Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2, 2017 ‑ 2018, $4,330.
  • Identifying factors that influence the well-being of grandparents who are primary caregivers of their grandchildren., Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2), 2014 ‑ 2016, $41,490.
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