Staff profile - Paul Bennett

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Prof Paul Bennett

Position: Chair in Nursing (Western Health)
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517847 +61 3 92517847
Email: p.bennett@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Prof Paul Bennett is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow exploring strategies to improve the physical function of people with kidney disease. Paul’s research focuses on strategies to improve the quality of life for this group using exercise, laughter therapy, home dialysis, e-learning, communication techniques and imagery and workforce models. Paul is Editor of the Renal Society of Australasia Journal, Chair of the Kidney Health Australia Nursing Grants Program and foundation member of the Global Expert Forum on Hemodialysis in the Home. 


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)




 


Academic

Teaching Interests

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


Subjects and units currently teaching

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


Student supervision

Renal Vascular Access Coordination – Monica Schoch 2014

Renal impairment of children diagnosed with spina bifida – Jemimah Freeman 2014-current

Dialysis patient exercise benefits and barriers - Gethsy Jayaselan 2014-current

Physical function and quality of life - Brianna Sutcliffe – 2014 - current

Nurses perspectives on exercise in dialysis – Johnson Peter 2014-current

Pre-emptive Ultrafiltration in Hemodialysis . Wendi Bradshaw. 2013

Single Checking Administration of Medicines. Rachel Cross. 2013

Educational needs for people with advanced chronic kidney disease. Jacqui Moustakas 2012

Competing Roles:  Motherhood and Dialysis. Kaylene Wadd 2011

Pain Management by nurse assistants Snezana Radaman 2009

Empowerment of people on dialysis. Sarah Tims. 2007


Awards

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research projects

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


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.


 


Research grants

2014
$75,000  Bennett, PN. Improving the physical function of people with end stage kidney disease on dialysis. Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University.

2013

$24,000.  Bonner, A, Lloyd, AM,  Douglas, C, Healy,H, Bennett, PN. Health Literacy for Chronic Kidney Disease Self-Management. Queensland Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Collaborative Research Development Grant Scheme

$75,000  Bennett, PN. Improving the physical function of people with end stage kidney disease on dialysis. Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University.

$26,364. Bonner, A., Clark, R., Healy, H., Hamernik, E., Bennett, PN. Adaptation of the Fluid Watchers’ Program for People with Chronic Kidney Disease Receiving Haemodialysis. RBWH Foundation.

$48,253 Rawson, H., Considine, J. & Bennett, PN. Managing the care of older patients in the emergency department. Deakin University Quality Patient Safety Innovation/Seed Study Funding

2012
$171,890. Bennett, PN. Sinclair, P. Schoch, M. Kerr, P. Kent, B. Holt, S. 2012 Home Dialysis Therapies E-Learning (HDTEL). Victorian Department of Health.

$15,452. Bennett PN, Weinberg, M., Cummins, B. 2012 Subjective wellbeing of people with chronic disease. Quality Patent Safety Grant, Deakin University 

$15,940 Weinberg, M., Cummins, B, Bennett, PN Can you laugh your way to happiness? Laughter yoga as a novel way of helping people at risk of depression. Health Faculty Research Development Grant Deakin University

$14,981 Keenan, CM, Bennett, PN. 2012 The patient experience of rehabilitation aged care services: the untold story. Lions John Cockayne Memorial Fellowship

2011
$15,490 – Moynahan, L., Bonner, A., Bennett, PN ,  Wyatt, J. 2011. Levels of fatigue and quality of life for people with end stage kidney disease on haemodialysis or haemodiafiltration. Wesley Research Institute

$19,000 - Bennett, PN & Bonner, A. novel strategy to improve fluid adherence through improved self-management. Quality Patent Safety Grant, Deakin University 2011

$3000 - Goedemans, A., Liang, K. Cottell, B. & Bennett, PN. Decreasing cannulation extravasation pain using Arnica cream. Southern Health (Melbourne) Research 2011

2010

$10,000 - Bennett PN Web-based Academic Peer Review Tool Flinders University Faculty Scholars Award 2010

$5,000 - Bennett, PN, Foley, A, Breugelmans, L. Barnard,R, Esposito, M., Parkhurst, D. Preventing Falls injuries in dialysis. Renal Society of Australasia Grant 2010

$4,000 - Breugelmans L, & Bennett. PN. Preventing falls injuries in dialysis. Amgen Career Mobility Award 2010

2009
$45,800 - Bennett, PN., Miller, MM., Woodman, R. & Gleadle, J. Routine nurse-performed nutritional screening for patients in satellite dialysis centres: a randomised control trial. Faculty of Health Sciences Partnership Grant. 2009

$4,500 - Bennett PN Scoping Advanced Nephrology Nursing Education in Australia. Flinders Teaching Quality Network Seed Grant. 2009

2008
$17,050 – Bennett, PN. McNeill, L. Australian and New Zealand Dialysis Workplace Survey. Renal Society of Australasia/Roche Grant 2008

$10,000 - DeLacey, S. Parker, S. Bennett PN, Schmitz, K  Preparing registered nurses for complex and contentious ethical situations in health care practice. Flinders University Teaching and Learning Grant 2008

2007
$40,000 - Miller M, Phillips P, Cobiac L, Thompson C, Mangoni A, Bennett P, Spurrier N, Magarey A. Lunar Prodigy Bone Densitometer for research purposes. NHMRC Flinders Foundation 2007


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/28228/A-Prof-Paul-Bennett


Publications

Publications

2014

Bennett, PN. Jaeschke, S., Sinclair, PM., Kerr, P, Holt, S., Kent, B., Schoch, M., Fortnum,D. & Ockerby, C. Increasing home dialysis knowledge through a web-based e-learning program. Nephrology 19(6) 345-351

Schoch, M., Bennett, PN., Fiolet, R., Kent, B. & Au, C. 2014. Renal access coordinators impact on haemodialysis patient outcomes and associated service delivery: A systematic review : JBI Library of Systematic Reviews 12(4) 319-353

Bennett,PN. Parsons,T, Ben-Moshe,R., Weinberg,M., Neal,M., Gilbert,K., Rawson,H., Ockerby,C., Hutchinson,A., Finlay,P. Laughter and Humor Therapy in Dialysis: A Review. Seminars in Dialysis.  27(5) 488-493

Bennett PN, Ockerby, C., Stinson, J., Wilcocks, K. & Chalmers, C. 'Measuring hospital falls prevention safety climate'. Cont Nurse 47(1) 27-35

Curtis, K. Marshall, L., Ockerby, C. Bennett, PN. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Cushioning: Comparing Gauze with Silicone Foam. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing  Accepted 3rd March 2014

Goedemans, S., Ockerby, C. Cottell, B &  Bennett, PN. Arnica vs hirudoid to decrease bruising and pain. Ren Soc Aust J 10(2) 62-65

Bonner, A., Havas, K., Douglas, C, Thepha, T Bennett, PN., Clarke, R., Self-management programs for chronic kidney disease stage 1-4: A literature review.  Journal of Renal Care 40(3) 194-204

Wadd, K, Bennett, PN & Grant, J. Mothers requiring dialysis: parenting and end stage kidney disease. Journal of Renal Care 2014 40(2) 140-146

Jeyakumar, Y & Bennett, PN. Typical and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome: A case comparison report for nurses Ren Soc Aust J 10(3) 146-148

Bennett, PN., Weinberg, M., Bridgman, T. & Cummins, B. The happiness and subjective wellbeing of people on haemodialysis. Journal of Renal Care Accepted 19th October 2015  JORC-2014-0055.

Moustakas, J. Bennett, PN. Nicholson, J. Tranter. S. The needs of older people with advanced chronic kidney disease choosing supportive care: A case study approach Ren Soc Aust J Accepted 19th October 2014 RSAJ-2014-0028


Link to publications

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=bennepa


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