Prof Paul Bennett

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Nursing and Midwif.

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Contact

p.bennett@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17847

Biography

Paul Bennett, RN, PhD, MHSM, GCert (App Stats) is an Honorary Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University. Paul is currently a research lead in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, USA. Paul's most recent positions were the Foundation Chair and Professor in Translational Nursing at Western Health - Deakin University Partnership, Deputy Coordinator of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Higher Degrees Program and Alfred Deakin Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Monash Health - Deakin University Centre of Nursing Research.

Paul's research teams focus on strategies to improve the quality of life of people with chronic and end stage kidney disease using self-management techniques, resistance and aerobic exercise, laughter therapy, home dialysis, e-learning, communication techniques, imagery, and workforce models. Paul's recent ground-breaking research, demonstrating the effect of exercise for people with end stage kidney disease, has received international acclaim through high impact factor publications, social media, television and radio, resulting in the increased use of exercise tools in dialysis units throughout the world.

Paul was the Foundation Editor-in-Chief of the Renal Society of Australasia Journal (2005-2015), Foundation Chair of the Kidney Health Australia Nursing Grants Program and Foundation Co-Chair of the Joanna Briggs Evidenced Based Renal Node. Paul was a Co-Chair on the Home Haemodialysis Global Forum who developed an internationally recognised web-based tool box to support home dialysis therapies in developing areas of the world.

Paul actively supervises higher degree students (PhD, Masters, Honours). Paul has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods, in particular, questionnaire validity and reliability testing, stepped-wedge randomised control trials, screening tool development and critical ethnography. In the past 10 years Paul has been the recipient of over $1m in research funding, numerous industry and academic awards, presented over 200 conference presentations and published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and other scholarly publications.

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Research interests

Paul's research focus is around exercise, nutrition and self management, particularly for people living with chronic kidney disease. Other areas of recent published scholarship have been technological intimacy, health and educational technologies, nursing workforce, paired academic peer review and interprofessional education.


 

Affiliations

International Academy of Nurse Editors

World Association of Medical Editors

American Nephrology Nurses Association

Royal College of Nursing Australia

Renal Society of Australasia Executive Committee (Federal)

Chief Editor Renal Society of Australasia Journal

Renal Society of Australasia Conference Scientific Committee

Chair: Kidney Health Australia Nursing Scholarships Committee

Member: Kidney Health Australia Medical and Scientific Committee



Editorial Board Memberships

Journal of Renal Care (European EDTNA/ERCA) (ERA = A)

Renal Society of Australasia Journal (Chair)



Reviewer

Journal of Advanced Nursing (ERA = A)

International Journal of Nursing Studies (ERA = A)

Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (NDT) (ERA = A)

Journal of Renal Care (European EDTNA/ERCA) (ERA = A)




 

Teaching interests

Paul is Unit Chair of Leadership and Management in Nursing HNN715.

Units taught

HNN320 The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2 

HNN715 Leadership and Management in Nursing

Knowledge areas

Exercise in Renal Dialysis

Kidney Disease

Haemodialysis

Awards

In the past seven years Associate Professor Bennett has been the recipient of two teaching, five research and three industry awards.

Projects

Paul is Foundation Editor of the Renal Society of Australasia Journal and Foundation Chair of the Kidney Health Australia Nursing Grants Program.

Publications

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2016

Handover between anaesthetists and post anaesthetic care unit nursing staff using ISBAR principles: a quality improvement study

Patricia Kitney, Raymond Tam, Prof Paul Bennett, Dianne Buttigieg, David Bramley, Dr Wei Wang

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 30-35, Journal of perioperative nursing in Australia, Lyndoch, S. Aust., C1

journal

Effects of an intradialytic resistance training programme on physical function: a prospective stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial

Prof Paul Bennett, Dr Steve Fraser, Robert Barnard, Dr Terry Haines, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Dr Maryann Street, Dr Wei Wang, Prof Robin Daly

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 1302-1309, Nephrology dialysis transplantation, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2015

The information needs of older people who choose supportive care over dialysis: A case study approach

Mrs Jacqui Moustakas, Prof Paul Bennett, Shelley Tranter

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 6-11, Renal Society of Australasia Journal, , C1

journal

Peripherally inserted central catheter cushioning: 
a pilot study comparing gauze with silicone foam

Kerrie Curtis, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Prof Paul Bennett, Ellen Heywood, Linda Marshall

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 253-256, Clinical journal of oncology nursing, Pittsburgh, Pa., C1

journal

Psychosocial aspects in home hemodialysis: A review

Prof Paul Bennett, Dori Schatell, Kamal D Shah

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. S128-S134, Hemodialysis International, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Intradialytic hypotension prevention and management knowledge and practices: Results from a survey of Australian and New Zealand nephrology nurses

Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Wendi Bradshaw, Ms Cherene Ockerby

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 155-166, Nephrology Nursing Journal, Pitman, NJ, C1

journal

Psychometric properties of a tool to measure nurses' attitudes to single checking medications: SCAMS-II

Rachel Cross, Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Dr Lucy Busija, Prof Judy Currey

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 337-347, Worldviews on evidence-based nursing, London England, C1

journal

Asymptomatic intradialytic hypotension: the need for pre-emptive intervention

Ms Wendi Bradshaw, Prof Paul Bennett

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 479-485, Nephrology nursing journal, Pitman, N.J., C1

journal
2014

Mothers requiring dialysis: parenting and end-stage kidney disease

Kaylene Wadd, Prof Paul Bennett, Julian Grant

(2014), Vol. 40, pp. 140-146, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1

journal

Increasing home dialysis knowledge through a web-based e-learning program

Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Sadie Jaeschke, Peter Sinclair, Peter G. Kerr, Steve Holt, Ms Monica Schoch, Debbie Fortnum, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Prof Bridie Kent

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 345-351, Nephrology, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Topical arnica and mucopolysaccharide polysulfate (hirudoid) to decrease bruising and pain associated with haemodialysis cannulation - related infiltration: a pilot study

Anne Goedemans, Karen Liang, Barb Cottell, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Prof Paul Bennett

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 62-65, Renal society of Australasia journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Measuring hospital falls prevention safety climate

Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Judy Stinson, Karlene Willcocks, Cheyne Chalmers

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 27-35, Contemporary nurse : health care across the lifespan, Maleny, Qld., C1

journal

Self-management programmes in stages 1–4 chronic kidney disease: a literature review

Prof Ann Bonner, Kathryn Havas, Clint Douglas, Thiwawan Thepha, Prof Paul Bennett, Robyn Clark

(2014), Vol. 40, pp. 194-204, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1

journal

Laughter and humor therapy in dialysis

Prof Paul Bennett, Trisha Parsons, Ros Ben-Moshe, Dr Melissa Weinberg, Merv Neal, Karen Gilbert, Dr Helen Rawson, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Paul Finlay, Prof Alison Hutchinson

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 488-493, Seminars in dialysis, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal
2013

Standardising dialysate potassium does not increase patient risk

kristoffer L Abeleda, Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Cherene Ockerby

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 151-156, Journal of renal care, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Nutrition screening by nurses in dialysis

Prof Paul Bennett, Dr Michelle Miller, Richard Woodman, Kathleen Hill, Susan Murray, Jonathon M. Gleadle

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 723-732, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal

The impact of nurse-led education on haemodialysis patients' phosphate binder medication adherence

Kimberley Sandlin, Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Ann Marie Corradini

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 12-18, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1

journal

A nurse managed kidney disease program in regional and remote Australia

Kim Tracey, Ms Tania Cossich, Prof Paul Bennett, Steven M Wright, Ms Cherene Ockerby

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 28-34, Renal society of Australasia journal, Heidelberg, Vic., C1

journal

Using images to communicate the hidden struggles of life on dialysis

Prof Paul Bennett, Prof Ann Bonner, Janet Andrew, Jyotsna Nandkumar, Ms Catherine Au

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 12-21, Journal of communication in healthcare, Leeds, England, C1

journal

The impact of an exercise physiologist coordinated resistance exercise program on the physical function of people receiving hemodialysis: a stepped wedge randomised control study

Prof Paul Bennett, Prof Robin Daly, Dr Steve Fraser, Terry Haines, Robert Barnard, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Prof Bridie Kent

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1-7, BMC Nephrology, London, England, C1

journal
2012

Preparing interprofessional clinical learning sites : what the literature tells us

Lyn Gum, Janet Richards, S. L. Bradley, I. Lindemann, Helena Ward, Prof Paul Bennett

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 55-70, Focus on health professional education, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1-1

journal

Paired peer review of university classroom teaching in a school of nursing and midwifery

Prof Paul Bennett, Steve Parker, Heather Smigiel

(2012), Vol. 32, pp. 665-668, Nurse education today, Kidlington, England, C1

journal

Home hemodialysis : a successful option for obese and bariatric people with end-stage kidney disease

Jeni Batt, Kerry Linton, Prof Paul Bennett

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. S26-S31, Hemodialysis international, Malden, Ma., C1

journal

The needs of older people with advanced chronic kidney disease choosing supportive care : a review

Mrs Jacqui Moustakas, Prof Paul Bennett, Jane Nicholson, Shelley Tranter

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 70-75, Renal society of Australasia journal, Heidelberg, Vic., C1

journal

A combined strength and balance exercise program to decrease falls risk in dialysis patients : a feasibility study

Prof Paul Bennett, Leo Breugelmans, Danwin Chan, Marlena Calo, Ms Cherene Ockerby

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 26-39, Journal of exercise physiology, Duluth, Minn., C1

journal

Professional nursing governance in a large Australian health service

Prof Paul Bennett, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Jo Begbie, Cheyne Chalmers, Robert G. Hess, Prof Beverly O'Connell

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 99-106, Contemporary nurse, Maleny, Qld., C1

journal

Renal access coordinators' impact on haemodialysis patient outcomes and associated service delivery: a systematic review

Ms Monica Schoch, Prof Paul Bennett, Mrs Renee Fiolet, Prof Bridie Kent, Ms Catherine Au

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, JBI library of systematic reviews, Adelaide, S.Aust., C1

journal
2011

Satellite dialysis nursing : technology, caring and power

Prof Paul Bennett

(2011), Vol. 67, pp. 149-157, Journal of advanced nursing, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Faculty perceptions of interprofessional education

Prof Paul Bennett, Lyn Gum, Iris Lindeman, Sharon Lawn, Sue McAllister, Janet Richards, Moira Kelton, Helena Ward

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 571-576, Nurse education today, Kidlington, England, C1-1

journal

Nursing care of clients with kidney disorders

Peter Sinclair, Prof Paul Bennett

(2011), pp. 900-948, Medical-surgical nursing : critical thinking in client care : vol. 2, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Being a parent on dialysis : a literature review

Kaylene Wadd, L. King, Prof Paul Bennett, Julian Grant

(2011), Vol. 37, pp. 208-215, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1

journal

Pre-emptively pausing ultrafiltration to minimise dialysis hypotension

Ms Wendi Bradshaw, Ms Cherene Ockerby, Prof Paul Bennett

(2011), Vol. 7, pp. 130-134, Renal society of Australasia journal, Heidelberg, Vic., C1

journal

Technological intimacy in haemodialysis nursing

Prof Paul Bennett

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 247-252, Nursing inquiry, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2010

Haemodialysis nursing : quality care in satellite dialysis units

Prof Paul Bennett

(2010), Saarbrucken, Germany, A1-1

book

Sustaining a hemodialysis exercise program : a review

Prof Paul Bennett, Leo Breugelmans, Robert Barnard, Megan Agius, Danwin Chan, Doug Fraser, Liz McNeill, Lauren Potter

(2010), Vol. 23, pp. 62-73, Seminars in dialysis, Malden, Mass., C1-1

journal

How a culture of exercise benefits patients on dialysis

Prof Paul Bennett

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 64-68, Journal of renal nursing, London, England, C1-1

journal
2009

The Australian and New Zealand dialysis workforce

Prof Paul Bennett, Liz McNeill, Nick Polaschek

(2009), Vol. 5, pp. 147-151, Renal Society of Australasia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

The Australian and New Zealand dialysis workforce study in the international context

Nick Polaschek, Prof Paul Bennett, Liz McNeill

(2009), Vol. 35, pp. 170-175, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1-1

journal

Barriers to kidney transplants in Indonesia : a literature review

Prof Paul Bennett, A. Hany

(2009), Vol. 56, pp. 41-49, International nursing review, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Review : nurses can improve patient nutrition in intensive care

Caroline Ros, Liz McNeill, Prof Paul Bennett

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 2406-2415, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2008

Quality nephrology nursing care : beyond Kt/V

Prof Paul Bennett, Jane Neill

(2008), Vol. 35, pp. 33-37, Nephrology nursing journal, Pitman, N. J., C1-1

journal

Nurse stress in hospital and satellite haemodialysis units

K. Dermody, Prof Paul Bennett

(2008), Vol. 34, pp. 28-32, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1-1

journal

Video streaming: Implementation and evaluation in an undergraduate nursing program

Prof Paul Bennett, Pauline Glover

(2008), Vol. 28, pp. 253-258, Nursing education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Dialysis residential care : a future dialysis service model

Prof Paul Bennett, Kim Torpey, Kym Bannister

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 44-50, Asia Pacific journal of health management, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2007

Empowerment for people with end stage renal disease : a literature review

S. Tims, L. King, Prof Paul Bennett

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 52-58, Renal Society of Australasia journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

A haemodialysis exercise program using novel exercise equipment

Prof Paul Bennett, Leo Breugelmans, Megan Agius, K. Simpson-Gore, C. Wegener, B. Barnard

(2007), Vol. 33, pp. 153-158, Journal of renal care, Paris, France, C1-1

journal
2006

Are nurses the key to the increased uptake of frequent nocturnal home haemodialysis in Australia?

Prof Paul Bennett, W Oppermann

(2006), Vol. 2, pp. 22-29, Renal Society of Australasia journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

A simple nutrition screening tool for hemodialysis nurses

Prof Paul Bennett, Leo Breugelmans, Anthony Meade, Dee Parkhurst

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 59-62, Journal of renal nutrition, Philadelphia, PA, C1-1

journal
2005

Central venous dialysis : an Australian survey

Prof Paul Bennett, A. Janko, T. Whittington

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 49-54, Renal Society of Australasia journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

A haemodialysis nutritional screening tool for nurses : a pilot study

Prof Paul Bennett, Leo Breugelmans, Anthony Meade, Dee Parkhurst

(2005), Vol. 31, pp. 143-146, EDTNA/ERCA journal, Paris, France, C1-1

journal