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Ms Rachel Batten


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3657, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.258A
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.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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,  $96,237.
  • Determining university student sleep patterns and options for intervention: An international collaboration,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $6,830.
  • 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,  $110,427.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

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, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.

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, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2016.1263946.
  • 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, Basel, Switzerland, MDPIAG.
  • 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, Abingdon, United Kingdom, Cogent OA, DOI: 10.1080/2331205X.2017.1292594.
  • 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, Cross Mark, DOI: 10.1007/s11469-016-9645-7.
  • 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, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.3109/02703181.2015.1109014.
  • 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, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/0164212X.2015.1136255.
  • 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, Philadelphia, USA, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/0164212X.2015.1035475.
  • 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, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2015.1105169.
  • 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, Richmond, VIC, Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12194.
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