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Kellie Bennett

Associate Professor, DipEd MPsych W.Aust., PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M521), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 487 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Dr Kellie Bennett (Phd, MPsych, GradDipEd, MAPS) is in the Division of Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia where she undertakes research, teaching, manages staff and supervises students. Dr 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, Dr Bennett has also co-authored a statistical textbook for health research entitled “Statistics by SPSS: A Practical Guide” which is currently in its 5th edition and has sold over 14,500 copies to local and international health researchers and universities.

Previous positions

Lecturer, Curtin University of Technology

Current projects

Research grants include:

  • Professor Gary Hulse, Dr Kellie Bennett, Professor Elizabeth Geelhoed. A randomised (non-blinded) trial comparing the clinical efficacy of implant plus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the management of problem amphetamine use.
  • Professor Gary Hulse, Dr Hanh Ngo, Dr Kellie Bennett, Ms Erin Kelty 2013, 'Telethon New Childrens Hospital Research Fund - Effects of Maternal Use of Opioid Pharmacotherapies on Health Outcomes in Exposed Children', Telethon New Childrens Hospital Research Fund.
  • Dr Kellie Bennett, Ms Julie Shepherd, Dr Douglas Bridge 2012, 'Spirituality in Medical Education in Australian Universities - A National Survey of Current Content & Deans & Teachers Attitudes', John Templeton Foundation.


Communication in Health Education
Mental Health and Well-Being
Medical and Dental Education
Mental Health and Well-Being
Medical Education
Research Methodology


  • Mental health and well-being
  • Medical education
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Research methodology
  • Spirituality and health

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Research Output 1997 2019

SPSS Statistics: A Practical Guide

Allen, P., Bennett, K. & Heritage, B., 2019, 4 ed. Australia: Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited. 352 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

1 Citation (Scopus)

A pilot study to assess the validity of the DASS-21 subscales in an outpatient oncology population

Johnson, C. E., Bennett, K. S., Newton, J., McTigue, J., Taylor, S., Musiello, T. & Lau, P. K. H., 18 Apr 2017, In : Psycho-Oncology. 27, 2, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Patient evaluation of emotional comfort experienced (PEECE): developing and testing a measurement instrument

Williams, A. M., Lester, L., Bulsara, C., Petterson, A., Bennett, K., Allen, E. & Joske, D., 1 Jan 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 1, 9 p., e012999.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Reproducibility of Results
6 Citations (Scopus)
Antidepressive Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Newborn Infant
7 Citations (Scopus)

An Oasis in the Hospital: The Perceived Benefits of a Cancer Support Center in a Hospital Setting Offering Complementary Therapies

Williams, A. M., Bulsara, C. E., Joske, D., Petterson, A. S., Nowak, A. & Bennett, K., 2014, In : Journal of Holistic Nursing. 32, 4, p. 250-260

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Complementary Therapies
Information Storage and Retrieval

Projects 2009 2019