Professor Cathy Bennett

Cathy Bennett has published over 40, peer-reviewed articles in evidence-based health care research including systematic reviews and evidence-based medicine methods, innovative large scale literature review methods and evidence- based consensus statements, and clinical audit reports. She has content expertise in gastroenterology (Barrett’s oesophagus, early gastric and oesophageal cancers), infant development and mental health, immune mediated and infectious disease (dermatology). she is lead author of “Consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia and early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma, based on a Delphi process” and “BOB CAT: a large-scale review and Delphi consensus for management of Barrett’s Esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia”. Co-ordinator of these international consensus groups. These clinical guidelines are accredited by NICE (UK). She is also co-author of “Individual and group based parenting programmes for improving psychosocial outcomes for teenage parents and their children” Leonard E. Gibbs Award 2012 for the top systematic review in social welfare that contributes to evidence-informed practice.

  • Bennett, C., Moayyedi, P., Corley, D.A., DeCaestecker, J., Falck-Ytter, Y., Falk, G., Vakil, N., Sanders, S., Vieth, M., Inadomi, J., Aldulaimi, D., Ho, K-Y., Odze, R., Meltzer, S.J., Quigley, E., Gittens, S., Watson, P., Zaninotto, G., Iyer, P.G., Alexandre, L., Ang, Y., Callaghan, J., Harrison, R., Singh, R., Bhandari, P., Bisschops, R., Geramizadeh, B., Kaye, P., Krishnadath, S., Fennerty, M.B., Manner, H., Nason, K.S., Pech, O., Konda, V., Ragunath, K., Rahman, I., Romero, Y., Sampliner, R., Siersema, P.D., Tack, J., Tham, T.C.K., Trudgill, N., Weinberg, D.S., Wang, J., Wang, K., Wong, J.Y.Y., Attwood, S., Malfertheiner, P., MacDonald, D., Barr, H., Ferguson, M.K., and Jankowski, J. (2015) ‘BOB CAT: a Large-Scale Review and Delphi Consensus for Management of Barrett’s Esophagus With No Dysplasia, Indefinite for, or Low-Grade Dysplasia’. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 110, 662-682.
  • Sharma, M., Bennett, C., Carter, B., and Cohen, S.N. (2015) ‘H1-antihistamines for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU): An abridged Cochrane Systematic Review’. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 73 (4), 710-716.e4. 
  • Kwok, C.S., Gibbs, S., Bennett, C., Holland, R., and Abbott, R. (2012) ‘Topical treatments for cutaneous warts’. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 9, CD001781.
  • Bennett, C., Vakil, N., Bergman, J., Harrison, R., Odze, R., Vieth, M., Sanders, S., Gay, L., Pech, O., Longcroft-Wheaton, G., Romero, Y., Inadomi, J., Tack, J., Corley, D.A., Manner, H., Green, S., Al Dulaimi, D., Ali, H., Allum, B., Anderson, M., Curtis, H., Falk, G., Fennerty, M.B., Fullarton, G., Krishnadath, K., Meltzer, S.J., Armstrong, D., Ganz, R., Cengia, G., Going, J.J., Goldblum, J., Gordon, C., Grabsch, H., Haigh, C., Hongo, M., Johnston, D., Forbes-Young, R., Kay, E., Kaye, P., Lerut, T., Lovat, L.B., Lundell, L., Mairs, P., Shimoda, T., Spechler, S., Sontag, S., Malfertheiner, P., Murray, I., Nanji, M., Poller, D., Ragunath, K., Regula, J., Cestari, R., Shepherd, N., Singh, R., Stein, H.J., Talley, N.J., Galmiche, J.P., Tham, T.C., Watson, P., Yerian, L., Rugge, M., Rice, T.W., Hart, J., Gittens, S., Hewin, D., Hochberger, J., Kahrilas, P., Preston, S., Sampliner, R., Sharma, P., Stuart, R., Wang, K., Waxman, I., Abley, C., Loft, D., Penman, I., Shaheen, N.J., Chak, A., Davies, G., Dunn, L., Falck-Ytter, Y., Decaestecker, J., Bhandari, P., Ell, C., Griffin, S.M., Attwood, S., Barr, H., Allen, J., Ferguson, M.K., Moayyedi, P., and Jankowski, J.A. (2012) ‘Consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia and early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma, based on a Delphi process’. Gastroenterology 143 (2), 336-346.
  • Barlow, J., Smailagic, N., Bennett, C., Huband, N., Jones, H., and Coren, E. (2011) ‘Individual and group based parenting programmes for improving psychosocial outcomes for teenage parents and their children’. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 3, CD002964. (Award winner 2012, Leonard E. Gibbs Award for the top systematic review in social welfare that contributes to evidence-informed practice).
  • The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Quality Improvement Initiative: developing performance measures. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) have a vision to create a thriving community of endoscopy services across Europe, collaborating with each other to provide high quality, safe, accurate, patient-centered and accessible endoscopic care. Whilst the boundaries of what can be achieved by advanced endoscopy are continually expanding, we believe that one of the most fundamental steps to achieving our goal is to raise the quality of everyday endoscopy. The development of robust, consensus- and evidence-based key performance measures is the first step in this vision. ESGE and UEG have identified quality of endoscopy as a major priority. This paper explains the rationale behind the ESGE Quality Improvement Initiative and describes the processes that were followed. We recommend that all units develop mechanisms for audit and feedback of endoscopist and service performance using the ESGE performance measures that will be published in future issues of this journal over the next year. We urge all endoscopists and endoscopy services to prioritize quality and to ensure that these performance measures are implemented and monitored at a local level, so that we can provide the highest possible care for our patients.
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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021