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Michael Bentley

Michael Bentley

Research Fellow and Public Health Academic

Room Level 2, Medical Science 2, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4769 (phone)

Michael.Bentley@utas.edu.au

Dr Bentley is a public health and health services researcher at the University of Tasmania. His focus is on research and evaluation in public and community health that is grounded in a broader social, economic and environmental context. Michael's broad research interests are in the social complexity of and ecological approaches to health, equity and the environment. He has conducted various health services research projects in South Australia and Tasmania.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Thesis title University Country Date
DrPH Urban Greenness, Public Health and Social Equity: A South Australian Study Flinders University Australia 2012
MA
University of Western Sydney Australia 2005
BSc
University of Adelaide Australia 1991
Grad Dip (Envt Mgmt)
Flinders University Australia 2006
Grad Dip (Health Admin)
Central Queensland University Australia 1995

Biography

Michael is currently a Research Fellow and Public Health Academic in the School of Medicine, and Research Officer at General Practice Training Tasmania. Michael has conducted several projects in the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the University Department of Rural Health and the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania. He has also conducted projects for General Practice Training Tasmania and the Tasmania Social Determinants of Health Advocacy Network. Prior to moving to Hobart, he was a Deputy Director of the South Australian Community Health Research Unit at Flinders University. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University and holds full academic status as Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine at Flinders University.

Research Themes

Michael's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. His research interests include the social and ecological determinants of health. His research journey traverses medical research at the Adelaide Children's Hospital, regional planning and research in rural South Australia and the work of the South Australian Community Health Research Unit (SACHRU) at Flinders University. Since moving to Hobart, Michael has worked with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR), General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT), the Centre for Rural Health, and the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania.

  • In the School of Medicine, Michael is working on two projects: A randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels: 5-year follow-up study of medical professionals; and Integrating primary care and workplace systems for effective management of employee health and productivity.
  • In the School of Health Sciences, Michael is working on follow up data analysis, papers and grant proposals arising from the Timely dementia diagnosis and Innovative Models of Nurse Practitioners in Aged Care Trial projects.
  • For the Tasmanian Social Determinants of Health Advocacy Network, Michael conducted a project (with Miriam Vandenberg) on lay understandings of the social determinants of health –Just Words: What we talk about when we talk about health.
  • At GPTT, Michael led a project on developing an Integrated Roadmap to Best Practice Training in Primary Health Care. Michael is now providing research support to the Dementia Care Training and Education Project at GPTT. He previously conducted the analysis and write up for two Education Integration Program projects: Registrars as Teachers; and Simulation-based Interprofessional Learning. In the School of Medicine, Michael led a writing team in preparing two journal articles from these projects.
  • In the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, Michael coordinated two projects: Timely dementia diagnosis: exploring nurse-led memory clinics as effective practice; and Innovative Models of Nurse Practitioners in Aged Care Trial – IM/NPACT Tasmania.
  • In the Centre for Rural Health, Michael conducted an evaluation of the Tasmanian Rural Health Week, 2007-2011.
  • At MIMR, I was the Program Coordinator for the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) program, which provided research training and support to early–mid career level primary health care researchers in Tasmania. I oversaw five seeding grant projects, covering topics of alcohol & pregnancy, breast-feeding, cardiovascular risk assessment, infection control, and promotion of physical activity.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Public Health Association of Australia (including the Ecology and Environment, and Primary Health Care Special Interest Groups, and the Tasmanian Branch Executive)
  • Tasmania Social Determinants of Health Advocacy Network

Teaching

Public health, social determinants of health, ecological public health

Teaching expertise

Dr Bentley is teaching 'Introduction to Public Health' in the 2016 Master of Public Health Program.

Michael conducted workshops for novice and early-mid level primary health care researchers as part of his work with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.

At Flinders University, Michael presented at several Public Health short courses at Flinders University on topics including: Linking health and environment, Planning and evaluation, Program Logic, Gender and health, and Aboriginal health. He developed an innovative approach to make the new Healthy and Sustainable Cities and Communities short course distinctive and locally and globally relevant.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Public health
  • Healthcare and support services

Fields of Research

  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Aged Care Nursing (111001)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine (111499)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)

Research Objectives

  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health (929999)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Men's Health (920504)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Women's Health (920507)

Publications

Michael publishes widely on public health and health services research, with more than seventy journal articles, book chapters, reports, and conference abstracts. He has also reviewed for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Australian Journal of Primary Health; Australian Journal of Rural Health; BMC Public Health; Drug & Alcohol Review; Environmental Health Insights; Health & Social Care in the Community; Health Promotion International; Health Promotion Journal of Australia; Health Research Board of Ireland; International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability; Journal of Urban Health; as well as for the Population Health Congress; Public Health Association of Australia National Conferences; 14th World Congress of Public Health Associations; Lowitja Institute (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research); and other conference proceedings and conference abstracts.

Total publications

35

Journal Article

(22 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Warnecke E, Ogden K, Bentley M, Nelson MR, '5-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical practitioners' stress', MedEdPublish pp. 11-19. ISSN 2312-7996 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15694/mep.2017.000049 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Warnecke E; Ogden K; Nelson MR

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2016Bentley M, Stirling C, Robinson A, Minstrell M, 'The nurse practitioner-client therapeutic encounter: an integrative review of interaction in aged and primary care settings', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, (9) pp. 1991-2002. ISSN 0309-2402 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jan.12929 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Stirling C; Robinson A; Minstrell M

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2016Stirling C, Campbell B, Bentley M, Bucher H, Morrissey M, 'A qualitative study of patients' experiences of a nurse-led memory clinic', Dementia, 15, (1) pp. 22-33. ISSN 1471-3012 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301213512841 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Stirling C; Campbell B

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2016Bentley M, Kerr Rohan, Powell SM, 'The Use of a Modified Delphi Technique to Inform the Development of Best Practice in Interprofessional Training for Collaborative Primary Healthcare', Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 6, (1) pp. 1-39. ISSN 1916-7342 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Kerr Rohan; Powell SM

2015Bentley M, Minstrell M, Bucher H, Sproule L, Robinson A, et al., 'Aged care nurse practitioners working in general practice', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, (23-24) pp. 3745-3747. ISSN 0962-1067 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13066 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Minstrell M; Bucher H; Robinson A; Stirling C

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2015Kerr R, Vaughan K, Bentley M, Radford J, Sharp K, et al., 'Interprofessional learning in general practice: A pilot study using in-practice emergency simulation', Focus on Health Professional Education, 16, (3) pp. 120-123. ISSN 1442-1100 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Radford J; Sharp K; Presser J

2014Anaf J, Baum F, Freeman T, Labonte R, Javanparast S, et al., 'Factors shaping intersectoral action in primary health care services', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38, (6) pp. 553-559. ISSN 1753-6405 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12284 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2014Baum F, Freeman T, Jolley G, Lawless A, Bentley M, et al., 'Health promotion in Australian multi-disciplinary primary health care services: case studies from South Australia and the Northern Territory', Health Promotion International, 29, (4) pp. 705-719. ISSN 0957-4824 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dat029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

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2014Bentley M, Minstrell M, Bucher H, Morrissey M, Robinson A, et al., 'A case study evaluation protocol to assess processes, effectiveness and impact of a nurse practitioner-led memory clinic', Health, 6, (8) pp. 748-756. ISSN 1363-4593 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.68096 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Minstrell M; Robinson A; Stirling C

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2014Jolley G, Freeman T, Baum F, Hurley C, Lawless A, et al., 'Health policy in South Australia 2003-10: Primary health care workforce perceptions of the impact of policy change on health promotion', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25, (2) pp. 116-124. ISSN 1036-1073 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/HE13088 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2014Minstrell M, Bentley M, Bucher H, Morrisey M, Higgs C, et al., 'Open referral policy within a nurse-led memory clinic: patient demographics, assessment scores, and diagnostic profiles', International Psychogeriatrics, 27, (6) pp. 967-979. ISSN 1041-6102 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610214002361 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Minstrell M; Higgs C; Robinson A; Stirling C

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2014Turnock A, Bentley M, Radford JC, Sharp KL, Presser J, 'The acceptability of general practice registrars as teachers: an exploratory study', MedEdPublish, 3, (40) pp. 1-5. ISSN 2312-7996 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15694/mep.2014.003.0040 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Turnock A; Radford JC; Sharp KL

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2013Bentley M, 'An ecological public health approach to understanding the relationships between sustainable urban environments, public health and social equity', Health Promotion International, 29, (3) pp. 528-537. ISSN 0957-4824 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dat028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2011Bentley M, 'Adapting to Climate Change in a Way that Promotes Social Equity and Health: An Examination of South Australia's Tackling Climate Change Strategy', The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7, (3) pp. 151 - 170. ISSN 1832-2077 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Freeman T, Baum F, Lawless A, Jolley G, Labonte R, et al., 'Reaching those with greatest need: How Australian primary health care service managers, practitioners, and funders understand and respond to health inequity', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17, (4) pp. 355 - 361. ISSN 1448-7527 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY11033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

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2011Ziersch A, Gallaher G, Baum F, Bentley M, 'Responding to racism: Insights on how racism can damage health from an urban study of Australian Aboriginal people', Social Science and Medicine, 73, (7) pp. 1045 - 1053. ISSN 0277-9536 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.06.058 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 32

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2011Ziersch A, Gallaher G, Baum F, Bentley M, 'Racism, social resources and mental health for Aboriginal people living in Adelaide', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35, (3) pp. 231 - 237. ISSN 1326-0200 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00681.x. [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2010Sulda H, Coveney J, Bentley M, 'An investigation of the ways in which public health nutrition policy and practices can address climate change', Public Health Nutrition, 13, (3) pp. 304 - 313. ISSN 1368-9800 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980009990334 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 9

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2009Bentley M, 'Putting Sustainability into Healthy Cities: Reflections from a University short course', The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 5, (4) pp. 99 - 108. ISSN 1832-2077 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2007Bentley M, 'Healthy Cities, local environmental action and climate change', Health Promotion International, 22, (3) pp. 246 - 253. ISSN 0957-4824 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dam013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13

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2007Raghavendra P, Murchland S, Bentley M, Wake-Dyster W, Lyons T, 'Parents' and Service providers' perceptions of family-centred practice in a community based, paediatric disability service in Australia', Child: Care, Health and Development, 33, (5) pp. 586 - 592. ISSN 0305-1862 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2007.00763.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 42

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2006Bentley M, 'A Primary Health Care Approach to Men's Health in Community Health Settings: It's Just Better Practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12, (1) pp. 21 - 26. ISSN 1448-7527 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Bentley M, 'A case study of urban trees, public health and social equity', Health of People, Places and Planet: reflections based on Tony McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding, ANU Press, CD Butler, J Dixon and AG Capon (ed), ACT, Australia, pp. 493-509. ISBN 9781925022407 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Baum F, Bentley M, Anderson I, 'Introduction', Beyond Bandaids: Exploring the Underlying Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health, Anderson, I., Baum F. & Bentley M (ed), pp. X - XVI. ISBN 978-0-7340-3744-2 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Warnecke E, Ogden K, Bentley M, Nelson MR, 'A 5-year follow-up study of a randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical professionals stress', Wellbeing at Work Conference, 29 May - 1 June, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Warnecke E; Ogden K; Nelson MR

2014Bentley M, Minstrell ML, Bucher H, Sproule L, Stirling CM, et al., 'Aged care nurse practitioners working in general practice', 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, 23 - 25 July, Canberra, ACT (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Minstrell ML; Stirling CM; Robinson AL

2014Minstrell M, Sproule L, Bentley M, Ryan HF, Morrisey M, et al., 'Aged Care Nurse Practitioners in General Practice - Implications for Tasmania', Health Service Improvement Research Seminar - Virtual Tasmanian Academic Health Sciences Precinct, May 7, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Stirling CM

2013Bentley M, Bucher H, Minstrell ML, Morrissey M, Robinson AL, et al., 'Evaluating the Role of Nurse Practitioners in Timely Dementia Diagnosis: a Case Study of a Nurse-Led Memory Clinic', Primary Health Care Research and Information Service Conference, July, Sydney (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Minstrell ML; Robinson AL; Stirling CM

2012Kerr R, Vaughan K, Radford JC, Bentley M, 'In practice emergency simulation - the value and practicalities of interprofessional learning', Leadership and Practice Development in Health: Quality and Safety through Workplace Learning Conference, Nov, Hobart, TAS (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vaughan K; Radford JC

2012Turnock A, Bentley M, Sharp K, Radford JC, 'A framework of factors to promote Teaching by Registrars', General Practice Education & Training Convention, Sept, Melbourne, VIC (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Radford JC

2011Hopper D, Bentley M, Nelson MR, 'Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Younger People: will modifying risk tables work in General Practice? A Literature Review', Primary Health Care Research Conference, July, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hopper D; Nelson MR

2011Lawless A, Bentley M, Freeman T, Jolley G, Baum F, 'Development of a logic model and evaluation framework for comprehensive primary health care', Primary Health Care Research Conference, July, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Bentley M, Radford J, 'A Focused Review of the Relevant Literature for Tasmania Medicare Local's Social Determinants of Health and Risk Factors Program', Tasmania Medicare Local (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Radford J

2013Radford J, Bentley M, 'Care Coordination for People with Chronic Disease and Aged Care Clients: A Focused Review of the Relevant Literature for Tasmania Medicare Local', Tasmania Medicare Local (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Radford J

2013Radford J, Bentley M, Mauldon E, 'Guidelines for Best Practice in Streamlined Post Hospital Care: A Focused Review of the Relevant Literature for Tasmania Medicare Local', Tasmania Medicare Local (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Radford J; Mauldon E

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$18,616

Projects

GP Magic: GPTTs Education Integration Projects data analysis to publication (2012)$18,616
Funding
General Practice Training Tasmania ($18,616)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Radford JC; Bentley M; Nelson MR; Turnock AC; Horder ML
Year
2012