Researcher biography

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.