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Kellie Bennett

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 529 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Bennett’s current research interests include: Mental Health and Well-Being, 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.

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, '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, '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
Mental Health and Well-Being
Medical Education
Research Methodology

Research expertise keywords

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

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Research Output

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

  • 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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    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
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • 11 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

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)