After gaining her qualification as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the Cardiff School of Physiotherapy, Rosalie worked clinically within the UK and abroad.
Rosalie practiced widely within both public and private sectors before moving into education in 1999.
She has a committed enthusiasm to maintain high quality standards in teaching and learning and considers this to be the main focus of her scholarly activity. She is a fervent advocate of maintaining links between academic and clinical settings and ensuring that teaching should be based on evidence.
Rosalie is the Deputy Programme Director for MSc (Pre reg) Physiotherapy and Deputy Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
PhD in Education Research, University of Birmingham,2008
PGCE, University of Birmingham, 2001
MSc in Physiotherapy, Coventry University, 1992
Chartered Physiotherapist, MCSP, 1971
Having qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist, Rosalie Bennett completed her rotational posts at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. After a spell of working in Grand Bahama she returned to the UK and took up her first senior post specialising in cardio-respiratory care.
A move to the Far East saw her working at a paediatric hospital in Hong Kong where, being one of only four non- Chinese staff members, she endeavoured to learn enough Cantonese to enable her to communicate with the children during treatment sessions. In Hong Kong, she also helped to set up a school for disabled children.
She returned to the UK and then spent fourteen years running her own private practice. During this time she managed a varying client caseload including treating world ranking squash and cricket players.
Rosalie returned to working in the NHS in 1992 and to her preferred specialty of cario-respiratory care. She set up and managed a physiotherapy - led 24 hour service for Non-Invasive Ventilation. Her interest led to research in this area and she presented her results to the British Thoracic Society. She became interested in clinical education, was a clinical supervisor for physiotherapy students from 3 universities, and also provided in-service training for qualified physiotherapy staff and junior doctors.
Her interest in education led to her studying for her MSc and moving into academia. Rosalie became a lecturer at the University of Birmingham in 1999. After completing her PGCE she went on to study for her PhD in Education Research.
As a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Rosalie co-authored their guidelines for Clinical Educators and acts on their behalf scrutinising applications from universities applying to run courses where successful post-graduate students can be awarded Accredited Clinical Educator status.
Rosalie supervises students studying on pre and post registration masters courses .
Rosalie is interested in scholarly activity related to teaching and learning. She also works with her post graduate students to disseminate their research findings.
Her most recent activity relates to :-
Exploring possible influences of demographical profiles of students entering university on their degree classification
Exploring factors that may influence career choice in physiotherapy- post graduation.
External Examiner - PostgraduateProfessional Diploma in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Sciences (International) and associated CPDs run by Liverpool John Mores University in conjunction with Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) College, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia
Validation Panel Member - Courses wishing to have qualification validated by the OU
Member of :-
International association of teachers and developers of evidence- based health care.
British Thoracic Society
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
Bennett R (2007) Developing a model of clinical supervision through evaluating qualities within performance measurement and performance management. World Physical Therapy Conference Handbook, (2-6th June) Vancouver, Canada
Bennett R., Hartberg O. (2007). Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy in clinical placement; Student's perceptions, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation,14,6, 274-278. Publication: 47547.
Bennett R, Sparkes S (2005) Shared Learning – How students’ assignments could be incorporated into evidence based practice Journal of the association of Chartered Physiotherapists in respiratory care 37, 46-49
Bennett R., Sheridan C (2005) Mothers’ perceptions of ‘rooming – in’ on a neonatal intensive care unit Infant1(5) 171-174
Bennett R. (2003) Clinical Education. Perceived abilities/qualities of clinical educators and team supervision of students. Physiotherapy89(7) 432-442
Bennett R. (2003) Investigation of how students promote EBHC during their clinical placements. Conference Handbook, Signposting the future in EBHC (2nd International Conference of EBHC Teachers and Developers and www.ebhc.org/2004
Bennett R. (2003) The importance of the role of clinical educator in physiotherapy. British Journal of Therapy andRehabilitation 10(1) 12-16
Bennett R. (2001) Advantages for clinical educators and students when adopting the 2:1 model of clinical supervision. Physiotherapy 88(2) 112