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 investigating the implementation of occupational therapy interventions for people with dementia and their family who live 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

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Available Projects

  • The NHMRC have funded a large project investigating the implementation of an occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and their families in Queensland. Little is known about the sustainability of such implementation projects or the factors influencing sustainability. Further, the sustainability of the effects of the intervention that is implemented with people with dementia and their families also warrants attention. This PhD research will consider sustainability from the perspective of consumers, managers and organisations. The PhD candidate will have an opportunity to work alongside the NHMRC-funded project that has a large research team with extensive experience in implementation science/knowledge translation and in working with people with dementia. Please email sally.bennett@uq.edu.au for more information

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

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

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

  • Scott, Ian, Del Mar, Chris, Hoffmann, Tammy and Bennett, Sally (2017). Embedding evidence-based practice into routine clinical care. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 409-427) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

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

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, Bennett, Sally and Del Mar, Chris (2017). Introduction to evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 1-15) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.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. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 159-184) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hannes, Karin and Bennett, Sally (2017). Understanding evidence from qualitative research. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 226-247) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.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. Evidence based practice across the health professions. (pp. 248-291) edited by Tammy Hoffman, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, Bennett, Sally and Del Mar, Chris (2013). Introduction to evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 1-15) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.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. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 153-176) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.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. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 240-282) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar.Sydney, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

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

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

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

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, Bennett, Sally and Del Mar, Christopher (2010). Introduction to evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 1-15) edited by Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Christopher Del Mar.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.. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 223-239) edited by Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. B..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. Evidence-based practice across the health professions. (pp. 145-165) edited by Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. B..Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

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

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

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The NHMRC have funded a large project investigating the implementation of an occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and their families in Queensland. Little is known about the sustainability of such implementation projects or the factors influencing sustainability. Further, the sustainability of the effects of the intervention that is implemented with people with dementia and their families also warrants attention. This PhD research will consider sustainability from the perspective of consumers, managers and organisations. The PhD candidate will have an opportunity to work alongside the NHMRC-funded project that has a large research team with extensive experience in implementation science/knowledge translation and in working with people with dementia. Please email sally.bennett@uq.edu.au for more information