Centre for Health and Social Research

Dr Michelle Bennett
School of Allied Health

Health Sciences


Relevant professional roles
Lecturer in Speech Pathology

Brief summary of experience
Dr Michelle Bennett has significant experience, both clinical and research, in the aged care sector. Michelle’s current research is focused on the management of communication and mealtime difficulties experienced by older people; and facilitating the participation of older people with communication and cognitive impairment in consumer-directed models of care.

Example research publications

  1. Bennett, M., Ward, E., Scarinci, N., & Waite, M. (2015). Service providers perceptions of working in residential aged care: A qualitative cross sectional analysis. Ageing & Society, 35(9), 1989-2010.
  2. Bennett, M., Ward, E., Scarinci, N., & Waite, M. (2014). Perspectives on mealtime management in residential aged care: Insights from a cross disciplinary investigation. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 33(4), 325-339.
  3. Bennett, M., Ward, E., & Scarinci, N. (2015). Mealtime management in Australian Residential Aged Care: A comparison of documented, reported, and observed care. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 17(5), 451-459.
  4. Bennett, M., Ward, E., & Scarinci, N. (2016). Exploratory investigation of communication management in residential-aged care: a comparison of staff knowledge, documentation and observed resident&ndash staff communication. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 51(3), 296-309.

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