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Kellie Bennett

Assoc/Prof Kellie Bennett

Associate Professor
Behavioural Science, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre

Contact details
Address
Behavioural Science, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre
The University of Western Australia (M521)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6457 2251
Fax
+61 8 6457 3828
Email
kellie.bennett@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
DipEd MPsych W.Aust., PhD Curtin
Biography
Dr Kellie Bennett (Phd, MPsych, GradDipEd, MAPS) is an Associate Professor and Head of the Behavioural Science Unit in the School Of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at The University of Western Australia where she undertakes research, teaching, manages staff and supervises students. A/Prof Bennett’s current research interests include: Mental Health and Well-Being, Medical and Dental Education, Psycho-oncology and Spirituality and Health. In addition to a wide range of publications in peer-reviewed journals, A/Prof Bennett has also co-authored a statistical textbook for health research entitled “Statistics by SPSS: A Practical Guide” which is currently in its 3rd edition and has sold over 6000 copies to local and international health researchers and universities. A/Prof Bennett serves on a number of committees including: the Australian Psychological Society WA Branch Committee; SolarisCare Cancer Support Centre Research Committee, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; and numerous curriculum development/ teaching committees at UWA.
Key research
Communication in Health Education
Mental Health and Well-Being
Medical and Dental Education
Mental Health and Well-Being
Medical Education
Psycho-oncology
Developmental Psychology
Research Methodology
Spirituality and Health
Publications
Recent Publications include:

Bennett K.S., Shepherd J.M. & Janca A. (2013). Personality Disorders and Spirituality. Current Opinions in Psychiatry 26, 79-83.

Hulse, G.K., O'Neil, G., Morris, N.M., Bennett, K.S., Norman, A., Hood, S.D. (2013). Withdrawal and psychological sequelae, and patient satisfaction associated with subcutaneous flumazenil infusion for the management of benzodiazepine withdrawal - a case series', Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27(2):222-7.

Allen, P. & Bennett, K.S. (2012). SPSS: An introductory guide. 3rd edition Cengage Publishing, Sydney.

Bennett, K.S. & Lyons, Z. (2012). Communication skills in undergraduate medical education: An integrated approach. Education Research Perspectives 38 (2).

Bennett, K.S. & Shepherd, J.M. (2012). Depression in Australian Women: The Varied Roles of Spirituality and Social Support. Journal of Health Psychology.

Levy F, Young DJ, Bennett KS, Martin NC, Hay DA. (2012). Comorbid ADHD and mental health disorders: are these children more likely to develop reading disorders? Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders. 2012 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Funding received
Current research grants include:

Musiello, T., Saunders C. & Bennett K.S.(2012). Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM): A pilot study exploring the psychological factors that influence women's decisions to have a mastectomy of a breast without cancer. CaPCREU - Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit.

Bennett, K.S, Bazen J. & Shepherd, J.M. (2012). Patient feeback to promote empathy in dental students: an educational intervention. Seed Funding Grant, UWA Educational Strategies Office.
Kelty, E., Hulse, G., O’Neil, G. & Bennett., K.S. (2011). Developmental impact of Naltrexone Treatment for substance use during pregnancy. Coopers Foundation.
Previous positions
Lecturer, Curtin University of Technology
Current external positions
External committee commitments including membership of:

Australian Psychological Society WA Branch Committee

SolarisCare Cancer Support Centre Research Committee, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Organising Committee for the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference and Annual Scientific Meeting
Current projects
Current research grants include:

Bennett K.S., Shepherd J.M. & Bridge D. (2013-2014). Spirituality in medical education in Australian universities: A national survey of content and Deans, teachers, students, and practitioners attitudes. Templeton Foundation.

Bennett, K.S, Musiello T., Petterson, A., Brans S., Valentine L., McLean S., Foley E. (2013). Stress Management - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Relaxation Therapy for Patients with Cancer. Cancer Council WA.

Musiello, T., Saunders C. & Bennett K.S. (2013). Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM): A pilot study exploring the psychological factors that influence women's decisions to have a mastectomy of a breast without cancer. CaPCREU - Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit.

Bennett, K.S, Bazen J. & Shepherd, J.M. (2012) Patient feeback to promote empathy in dental students: an educational intervention. Seed Funding Grant, UWA Educational Strategies Office.

Kelty, E., Hulse, G., O’Neil, G. & Bennett., K.S. (2011). Developmental impact of Naltrexone Treatment for substance use during pregnancy. Coopers Foundation.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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