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Dr Bennett graduated in 2018 from Macquarie University. Her PhD investigated the use of cognitive assessments to determine fitness to drive for individuals with dementia. Her PhD involved conducting cognitive assessments with older adults and adults with dementia and performing driving assessments to determine their driving capacity. Dr Bennett has a keen interest in research which investigates the relationship between cognitive function and road safety across the lifespan, and for all road users (including drivers and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians). She has also conducted research into the emerging field of automated vehicles.

Dr Bennett is currently a lecturer in Psychology at the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield. In her role as a lecturer she specialises in teaching research design and statistics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Bennett has 10 years of experience in teaching statistics and runs specialised workshops on advanced statistical techniques such as structural equation modelling and meta-analysis.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer, Australian Catholic University