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

Sally Bennett is an Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research interests are in knowledge translation, implementation, evidence-based practice, care of people with dementia, and use of standardised patients for teaching.

Sally's interest in knowledge translation and evidence based practice extends to research, teaching and service roles both nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of the OTseeker team. OTseeker is an online database that contains the bibliographic details of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy (www.otseeker.com). 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 150 countries.

She is currently undertaking research invesitgating the implementation of occupational therapy interventions for people with dementia and their family who livie in the community.

Research Interests

  • Dementia
    Sally has a research interest in the care of people with dementia living in the community
  • Knowledge translation
    Sally's research covers the full scope of knowledge translation: synthesis, dissemination, exchange and application of research in practice.
  • Systematic reviews
    Sally has undertaken systematic reviews in the areas of dementia, cancer-related fatigue, stroke and public health.
  • Evidence-based practice
    Sally's interests in this area include: Finding and appraising research evidence and teaching evidence-based practice

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, Hannes, Karin and O'Connor, Denise (2017). Appraising and interpreting systematic reviews. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions 3rd ed. (pp. 292-322) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Copley, Jodie, Bennett, Sally and Turpin, Merrill (2017). Decision‐making for occupation‐centred practice with children. In Sylvia Rodger and Anne Kennedy-Behr (Ed.), Occupation-centred practice with children: a practical guide for occupational therapists Second edition ed. (pp. 349-372) Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Scott, Ian, Del Mar, Chris, Hoffmann, Tammy and Bennett, Sally (2017). 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 Third edition ed. (pp. 409-427) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bennett, Sally and Hoffmann, Tammy (2017). Evidence about effects of interventions. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions Third edition ed. (pp. 64-101) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, Bennett, Sally and Del Mar, Chris (2017). Introduction to evidence-based practice. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions Third edition ed. (pp. 1-15) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • del Mar, Chris, Bennett, Sally, Abell, Bridgett, Boyle, Malcolm, Hill, Kylie, Hollingworth, Samantha, Lewis, Courtney, Noffs, Gustavo, Rickard, Claire, Sanders, Sharon, Schneider, Michal, Stedeman, Inge and Vogel, Adam (2017). 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 Third edition ed. (pp. 159-184) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hannes, Karin and Bennett, Sally (2017). Understanding evidence from qualitative research. In Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence-based practice across the health professions Third edition ed. (pp. 226-247) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • 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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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