Associate Professor Sally Bennett

Assoc Prof in Occupational Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
sally.bennett@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53451

Overview

Dr Bennett is Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and a half-time Research Fellow managing the OTseeker database (www.otseeker.com). Her research interests are in evidence-based practice, oncology, dementia care, and use of standardised patients for teaching.

Dr Bennett is a half-time Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and a half-time Research Fellow managing the OTseeker database. Her research interests are in evidence-based practice, oncology, dementia care, and use of standardised patients for teaching.

Dr Bennett’s interest in evidence based practice extends to research, teaching and service roles both nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of the OTseeker team and currently manages the OTseeker database (www.otseeker.com ). OTseeker is an online database that contains the bibliographic details of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. The randomised controlled trials are also critically appraised in terms of their internal validity and statistical reporting. It is used by occupational therapists in over 50 countries.

Dr Bennett’s other activities related to evidence-based practice include developing and teaching into a course for allied health in evidence-based practice at the University of Queensland, completing a PhD in this area, acting as an advisor to many other groups at both national an international levels, and is currently co-editing a book on evidence-based practice.

Dr Bennett has a particular interest in systematic review methodology and is involved in many reviews across different topics of relevance to occupational therapy.

Dr Bennett's clinical experience is in oncology and has research interests in the quality of life of people with cancer, and in particular, cancer-related fatigue. She also has research interests in dementia care and is currently involved in a number of projects in this area.

Research Interests

  • Dementia care
    Dr Bennett has a research interest in the care of people with dementia both in the community and residential settings
  • Oncology
    Dr Bennett's research interest in this area is in the quality of life of people with cancer. She has a particular interest in cancer-related fatigue
  • Systematic reviews
    Dr Bennett is undertaking systematic reviews in the areas of dementia care, cancer-related fatigue, stroke and public health.
  • Evidence-based practice
    Dr Bennett's interests in this area include: Finding and appraising research evidence, disseminating research evidence (OTseeker), research translation, teaching evidence-based practice, research priorities, and systematic reviews

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bennett, Sally, Abell, Bridget, Bennett, John, Bogossian, Fiona, Ee, Carolyn, Jennings, Paul, Nissen, Lisa, Nund, Rebecca and Williams, Cylie (2017). Understanding evidence from qualitative research: examples of assessment of quality (critical appraisal) from different health professions. In Tammy Hoffman, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence based practice across the health professions 3rd ed. (pp. 248-291) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, Sally (2015). Using Evidence to Guide Practice. In Charles H. Christiansen, Carolyn M. Baum and Julie D. Bass (Ed.), Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation and Well-being 4th ed. (pp. 93-109) Thorofare, NJ United States: Slack Incorporated.

  • Bennett, Sally, Geoffrey, Mitchell and Strong, Jenny (2014). Cancer pain. In Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh (Ed.), Pain: a textbook for health professionals 2nd ed. (pp. 313-327) London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, Sally, O'Connor, Denise, Hannes, Karin and Doyle, Susan (2013). Appraising and understanding systematic reviews of and qualitative evidence. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 2nd ed. (pp. 283-312) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Scott, Ian, Del Mar, Chris, Hoffmann, Tammy and Bennett, Sally (2013). Embedding evidence-based practice into routine clinical care. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 2nd ed. (pp. 391-405) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, Sally and Hoffmann, Tammy (2013). Evidence about effects of interventions. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 2nd ed. (pp. 61-96) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, Bennett, Sally and Del Mar, Chris (2013). Introduction to evidence-based practice. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 2nd ed. (pp. 1-15) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Del Mar, Chris, Bennett, Sally, Boyle, Mal, Coombes, Jeff, Elkins, Mark R., Morgan, Angela, Nissen, Lisa, Rickard, Claire, Sanders, Sharon, Schneider-Kolsky, Michal and Skeat, Jemma (2013). Questions about diagnosis: examples of appraisals from different health professions. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 2nd ed. (pp. 153-176) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, Sally, Bennett, John, Boyle, Mal, Coombes, Jeff, Lockwood, Craig, Nissen, Lisa, Pirotta, Marie, Sanders, Sharon and Skeat, Jemma (2013). Questions about patients’ experiences and concerns: examples of appraisals from different health professions. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 2nd ed. (pp. 240-282) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, S., Leicht-Doyle, S. and O'Connor, D. (2010). Appraising and understanding systematic reviews and meta analysis. In Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. B. (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 1 ed. (pp. 240-261) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Copley, Jodie, Bennett, Sally and Turpin, Merrill (2010). Decision Making for Occupation-centred Practice with Children. In Sylvia Rodger (Ed.), Occupation-centred practice with children: A practical guide for occupational therapists (pp. 320-341) Oxford, UK: Wiley - Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444319699.ch15

  • Bennett, S. and Hoffmann, T. (2010). Evidence about effects of interventions. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions (pp. 59-95) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, Bennett, Sally and Del Mar, Christopher (2010). Introduction to evidence-based practice. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Christopher Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 1 ed. (pp. 1-15) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, S., Bennett, J., Lockwood, C., Sanders, S. and Skeat, J. (2010). Questions about clients experience and concerns: Examples of appraisals from different health professions.. In Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. B. (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 1 ed. (pp. 223-239) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Del Mar, C., Bennett, S., Elkins, M., Lockwood, C., Morgan, A., Sanders, S., Schneider-Kolsky, M. and Skeat, J. (2010). Questions about diagnosis: Examples of appraisals from different health professions. In Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. B. (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions (pp. 145-165) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K. and Bennett, S. (2008). The frontier of information and technology in health. In Sandra Taylor, Michele Foster and Jennifer Fleming (Ed.), Health Care Practice in Australia: Policy, Context and Innovations (pp. 270-283) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Bennett, S. L. (2005). Practicing and teaching evidence-based health care in other clinical specialties: Occupational Therapy. In Straus, S., Richardson, W.S., Glasziou, P., and Haynes and R.B. (Ed.), Evidence Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM Third Edition ed. (pp. x-x) Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingston.

  • Strong, Jenny and Bennett, Sally (2002). Cancer pain. In Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall (Ed.), Pain: A Textbook for Therapists (pp. 411-423) Edinburgh, U. K.: Churchill Livingstone.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision