School of Health

Dr Anne Baker

Phone: (03) 5122 6131
Email: a.baker@federation.edu.au
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Occupational Therapy

Qualifications

  • DClinSc(OccThy), BOccThy(Hons), GCHEd
  • I have worked as a registered occupational therapist in a number of acute hospitals in Victoria, Australia. My clinical areas of expertise include: acute trauma, driving and community mobility. I am also a qualified occupational therapy driver assessor, with a passion for evidence-based practice in the area of acute care and driving. My doctoral research focused on fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury.

Teaching areas

  • Driving and Community Mobility
  • Neurological Practice
  • Research

Professional associations

  • Member of OT AUSTRALIA
  • Registered Occupational Therapist – AHPRA
  • Registered Occupational Therapist Driver Assessor – VicRoads

Research Interests

  • Driving and Community Mobility
  • Acute Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Quantitative Modes of Research

Supervised Projects (current and completed)

  • A survey of Australian occupational therapy driver assessors’ practices in relation to driver rehabilitation with older drivers
  • Dana Morton-Kehle (Honours Student), Dr Anne Baker, Dr Susan Darzins and Professor Carolyn Unsworth (Supervisors)
  • Exploring characteristics and outcomes of a community upper limb rehabilitation group for stroke survivors in Victoria, Australia: A cohort study
  • Dana Morton-Kehle (Honours Student), Dr Anne Baker, Liana Cahill, Bella Daley and Professor Natasha Lannin (Supervisors)
  • Occupational Therapy-Drive Home Maze Test (OT-DHMT): A Normative Study
  • Gemma Hext (Honours Student), Dr Anne Baker and Professor Carolyn Unsworth (Supervisors)
  • Translating Stroke Rehabilitation Research into Clinical Practice: Exploring individual clinician factors through a mixed-methods design
  • Jessica Angus (Honours Student), Dr Anne Baker, Liana Cahill, and Professor Leeanne Carey (Supervisors)

Grants and awards

Title of Project: Developing graded driving simulator scenarios for use in cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation
Researchers:
Anne Baker (Federation University Australia), Apeksha Gohil (Federation University Australia), Carolyn Unsworth (Central Queensland University), Michael Cowling (Central Queensland University), Natasha Lannin (Monash University and Alfred Health), Megan White (Alfred Health)
Name of Funding Organisation:
Federation University Australia, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Emerging Career Researchers, Engagement and Impact Grants
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Period of Grant Award: Commencing June 1st 2020 for 12 months

Publications

Chapters

  • Baker, A., & Unsworth, C.A. (2018). Screening and Assessing Older Drivers. In B.A. Schell & J.W. Schell (Eds.) Clinical and professional reasoning in occupational therapy (2nd ed., pp. 351-368). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Baker, A., & Unsworth, C.A. (2014). The role of occupational therapists in the rehabilitation team. In I. Söderback, International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions.

Journal articles

  • Baker, A., Barker, S., Sampson, A., & Martin, C. (2017). Caregiver outcomes and interventions: A systematic scoping review of the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury literature. Clinical Rehabilitation, 31(1), 45-60.
  • Baker, A., Galvin, J., Vale, L., & Lindner, H. (2012). Restraint of children with additional needs in motor vehicles: Knowledge and challenges of paediatric occupational therapists in Victoria, Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(1), 17-22.
  • Baker, A., Unsworth, C.A., & Lannin, N.A. (2015). Determining fitness-to-drive: A systematic review of the methods and assessments used after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(2), 73-84.
  • Baker, A., Unsworth, C.A., & Lannin, N.A. (2015). What information is provided in Australian emergency departments about fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury: A national survey. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62(1), 50-55.
  • Baker, A., Unsworth, C.A., & Lannin, N.A. (2015). Fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury: Mapping the time trajectory of recovery in the acute stages post injury. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 79, 50-55.
  • Unsworth, C.A., & Baker, A. (2015). A systematic review of professional reasoning literature in occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, DOI: 10.1177/0308022615599994.
  • Unsworth, C.A., & Baker, A. (2014). Driver rehabilitation: A systematic review of the types and effectiveness of interventions used by occupational therapists to improve on-road fitness-to-drive. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 71, 106-114.
  • Unsworth, C.A., Baker, A., Lannin, N.A., Harries, P., Strahan, J., & Browne, M. (2018). Predicting fitness-to-drive following stroke using the Occupational Therapy – Driver Off Road Assessment Battery. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1445784.
  • Unsworth, C.A., Baker, A., So, M.H., Harries, P., & O’Neill, D. (2017). A systematic review of evidence for fitness-to-drive among people with the mental health conditions of schizophrenia, stress/anxiety disorder, depression, personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), 318.
  • Unsworth, C.A., Baker, A., Taitz, C., Chan, S.P., Pallant, J.F., Russell, K.J., & Odell, M. (2012). Development of a standardised Occupational Therapy Driver Off-road Assessment (OT-DORA) battery to assess older and/or functionally impaired drivers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(1), 23-36.