Professor David Bennett

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Clinical Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

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Selected grants

2009

  • Growing up with Cancer: A mixed method examination of how cancer influences the transition from adolescence to adulthood; Kerridge I, Bennett D, Smith K, Patterson P, Jordens C, Smith K, Bennett D, Patterson P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Rowe, L., Bennett, D., Tonge, B. (2009). I just want you to be happy. Preventing and tackling teenage depression. Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2008). Adolescent Health: Enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds, GP Resource Kit 2nd Edition. Sydney: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2004). Adolescent health: enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds: A Resource Kit for GPs. Australia: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.
  • Bennett, D., Rowe, L. (2003). What to do when your children turn into Teenagers. Sydney: Doubleday.

Edited Books

  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective. United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Bennett, D., MacKenzie, R. (2013). Normal Psychosocial Development in Adolescence. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 27-40). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Bennett, D., Robards, F. (2013). What is adolescence and who are adolescents? In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 3-19). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2011). Adolescent Health and Development. In Phelps K, Hassed C (Eds.), General Practice: the integrative approach, (pp. 805-813). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Stevens, M., Dunsmore, J., Bennett, D., Young, A. (2009). Adolescents living with life-threatening illnesses. In Balk D; Corr C (Eds.), Adolescent Encounters with Death Bereavement and Coping, (pp. 115-140). United States: Springer.
  • Towns, S., Sawyer, S., Stephens, L., Clarke, S., Bennett, D. (2009). Care for young people in a hospital setting. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 235-241). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Exciting times for a field coming of age (Introduction). In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 1-2). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2009). Promoting cultural competency in adolescent health care. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 189-203). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). What lies ahead? Challenges and opportunities for adolescent health. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 277-282). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care. In Donald E. Greydanus (Eds.), Essentials of Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 43-50). New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division.
  • Bennett, D. (2003). Care of the adolescent. In Robinson, Roberton (Eds.), Practical Paediatrics 5th Edition, (pp. 106-125). UK: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2001). Adolescence. In Kim Oates, Kathryn Currow & Wendy Hu (Eds.), Child Health: A Practical Manual for General Practice. Australia: MacLennan & Petty.

Journals

  • Klineberg, E., Rushworth, A., Bibby, H., Bennett, D., Steinbeck, K., Towns, S. (2014). Adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome and somatoform disorders: A prospective clinical study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(10), 775-781. [More Information]
  • Citer, D., Carlson, K., McClellan, D., McGaw, P., Walter, S., Bennett, D., Walter, G. (2013). "KYDS": an innovative service addressing the health needs of youth and families in an Australian community. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 131-136. [More Information]
  • Narayan, K., Hooker, C., Jarrett, C., Bennett, D. (2013). Exploring young people's dignity: A qualitative approach. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 891-894. [More Information]
  • Dadich, A., Jarrett, C., Sanci, L., Kang, M., Bennett, D. (2013). The promise of primary health reform for youth health. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 887-890. [More Information]
  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, R., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., et al (2012). The study design and methodology for the ARCHER Study - Adolescent Rural Cohort Study of Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships. BMC Pediatrics, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Jarrett, C., Ann, D., Robards, F., Bennett, D. (2011). 'Adolescence is difficult, some kids are difficult': general practitioner perceptions of working with young people. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(1), 54-59. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Reed, M. (2009). Adolescent Health, the Family and Relational Resilience: Toward a Union of Confusion, Uncertainty and Hope. International Gestalt Journal, 32(2), 111-135.
  • Bennett, D., Kerr-Roubicek, H. (2009). Youth Health and Welfare: The Cultural Politics of Education and Wellbeing [By Johanna Wyn. Published by Oxford University Press, South Melbourne]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(6), 585-586. [More Information]
  • Towns, S., Sawyer, S., Stephens, L., Clarke, S., Bennett, D. (2007). Hospital based care of young people in Australia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E. (2007). What is it going to take? Adolescent health in Australia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 215-216.
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2006). Towards better practice in primary health care settings for young people. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(2), 139-144. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Chown, P., Kang, M. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care - Clinical Update. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 436-438. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Steinbeck, K. (2005). Smoothing the transition to adult care. The most important need is for a change of attitude and approach. Medical Journal of Australia, 182(8), 373-4. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2004). Access To Health Care Among Australian Adolescents Young People'S Perspectives And Their Sociodemographic Distribution. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D., Booth, M. (2004). Access To Primary Health Care For Australian Adolescents: How Congruent Are The Perspectives Of Health Service Providers And Young People, And Does It Matter? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(5), 487-492.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Kakakios, M. (2004). Collaborative strategies for improving the health of young people. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 9(4), 295-302.
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D. (2003). Access to primary health care for Australian young people: service provider perspectives. British Journal of General Practice, 53(497), 947-952.
  • Bennett, D., Thwaite, P., Pynor, H., Zigmond, H. (2003). Art and 'the language of well-being' in adolescent health care. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), 32(1), 71-77.
  • Szyndler, J., Towns, S., Hoffman, R., Bennett, D. (2003). Clinical assessment, management and outcomes of a group of adolescents presenting with complex medico-psychosocial conditions. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), 32(1), 51-57.
  • Quine, S., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2003). Health and access issues among Australian adolescents: a rural-urban comparison. Rural and Remote Health, 245(3 (online)), 1-11.
  • Bennett, D., Tonkin, R. (2003). International developments in adolescent health care: A story of advocacy and achievement. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(4), 240-251.

Report

  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2005). Better Practice in Youth Health: final report on the research study Access to health care among young people in New South Wales: Phase 2.
  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Beasley, L., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2002). Access to health care among NSW adolescents: Phase 1 Final Report.

2014

  • Klineberg, E., Rushworth, A., Bibby, H., Bennett, D., Steinbeck, K., Towns, S. (2014). Adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome and somatoform disorders: A prospective clinical study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(10), 775-781. [More Information]

2013

  • Citer, D., Carlson, K., McClellan, D., McGaw, P., Walter, S., Bennett, D., Walter, G. (2013). "KYDS": an innovative service addressing the health needs of youth and families in an Australian community. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 131-136. [More Information]
  • Narayan, K., Hooker, C., Jarrett, C., Bennett, D. (2013). Exploring young people's dignity: A qualitative approach. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 891-894. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., MacKenzie, R. (2013). Normal Psychosocial Development in Adolescence. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 27-40). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dadich, A., Jarrett, C., Sanci, L., Kang, M., Bennett, D. (2013). The promise of primary health reform for youth health. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 887-890. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Robards, F. (2013). What is adolescence and who are adolescents? In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 3-19). Melbourne: IP Communications.

2012

  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, R., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., et al (2012). The study design and methodology for the ARCHER Study - Adolescent Rural Cohort Study of Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships. BMC Pediatrics, 12, 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • Jarrett, C., Ann, D., Robards, F., Bennett, D. (2011). 'Adolescence is difficult, some kids are difficult': general practitioner perceptions of working with young people. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(1), 54-59. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2011). Adolescent Health and Development. In Phelps K, Hassed C (Eds.), General Practice: the integrative approach, (pp. 805-813). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.

2009

  • Bennett, D., Reed, M. (2009). Adolescent Health, the Family and Relational Resilience: Toward a Union of Confusion, Uncertainty and Hope. International Gestalt Journal, 32(2), 111-135.
  • Stevens, M., Dunsmore, J., Bennett, D., Young, A. (2009). Adolescents living with life-threatening illnesses. In Balk D; Corr C (Eds.), Adolescent Encounters with Death Bereavement and Coping, (pp. 115-140). United States: Springer.
  • Towns, S., Sawyer, S., Stephens, L., Clarke, S., Bennett, D. (2009). Care for young people in a hospital setting. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 235-241). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective. United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Exciting times for a field coming of age (Introduction). In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 1-2). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Rowe, L., Bennett, D., Tonge, B. (2009). I just want you to be happy. Preventing and tackling teenage depression. Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2009). Promoting cultural competency in adolescent health care. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 189-203). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). What lies ahead? Challenges and opportunities for adolescent health. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 277-282). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Kerr-Roubicek, H. (2009). Youth Health and Welfare: The Cultural Politics of Education and Wellbeing [By Johanna Wyn. Published by Oxford University Press, South Melbourne]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(6), 585-586. [More Information]

2008

  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2008). Adolescent Health: Enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds, GP Resource Kit 2nd Edition. Sydney: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.

2007

  • Towns, S., Sawyer, S., Stephens, L., Clarke, S., Bennett, D. (2007). Hospital based care of young people in Australia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E. (2007). What is it going to take? Adolescent health in Australia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 215-216.

2006

  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2006). Towards better practice in primary health care settings for young people. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(2), 139-144. [More Information]

2005

  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2005). Better Practice in Youth Health: final report on the research study Access to health care among young people in New South Wales: Phase 2.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care. In Donald E. Greydanus (Eds.), Essentials of Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 43-50). New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division.
  • Bennett, D., Chown, P., Kang, M. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care - Clinical Update. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 436-438. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Steinbeck, K. (2005). Smoothing the transition to adult care. The most important need is for a change of attitude and approach. Medical Journal of Australia, 182(8), 373-4. [More Information]

2004

  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2004). Access To Health Care Among Australian Adolescents Young People'S Perspectives And Their Sociodemographic Distribution. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D., Booth, M. (2004). Access To Primary Health Care For Australian Adolescents: How Congruent Are The Perspectives Of Health Service Providers And Young People, And Does It Matter? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(5), 487-492.
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2004). Adolescent health: enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds: A Resource Kit for GPs. Australia: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Kakakios, M. (2004). Collaborative strategies for improving the health of young people. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 9(4), 295-302.

2003

  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D. (2003). Access to primary health care for Australian young people: service provider perspectives. British Journal of General Practice, 53(497), 947-952.
  • Bennett, D., Thwaite, P., Pynor, H., Zigmond, H. (2003). Art and 'the language of well-being' in adolescent health care. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), 32(1), 71-77.
  • Bennett, D. (2003). Care of the adolescent. In Robinson, Roberton (Eds.), Practical Paediatrics 5th Edition, (pp. 106-125). UK: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Szyndler, J., Towns, S., Hoffman, R., Bennett, D. (2003). Clinical assessment, management and outcomes of a group of adolescents presenting with complex medico-psychosocial conditions. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), 32(1), 51-57.
  • Quine, S., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2003). Health and access issues among Australian adolescents: a rural-urban comparison. Rural and Remote Health, 245(3 (online)), 1-11.
  • Bennett, D., Tonkin, R. (2003). International developments in adolescent health care: A story of advocacy and achievement. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(4), 240-251.
  • Bennett, D., Rowe, L. (2003). What to do when your children turn into Teenagers. Sydney: Doubleday.

2002

  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Beasley, L., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2002). Access to health care among NSW adolescents: Phase 1 Final Report.

2001

  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2001). Adolescence. In Kim Oates, Kathryn Currow & Wendy Hu (Eds.), Child Health: A Practical Manual for General Practice. Australia: MacLennan & Petty.

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