Researcher biography

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 ( 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.