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Mr Bennett is an Australian- and internationally-trained neurosurgeon. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Queensland and started his medical career at the Gold Coast Hospital. His neurosurgical training also began at the Gold Coast Hospital, and then moved on to Sydney including posts at the RPA, Westmead, and Westmead Children's. His senior training was undertaken in Melbourne at the Royal Melbourne and The Alfred hospitals. During his training, Mr Bennett was fortunate enough to work with some of Australia's most experienced and eminent surgeons including Prof. Michael Besser, Prof. Andrew Kaye, and Prof. Jeffrey Rosenfeld.

After completing his neurosurgical training and receiving his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Mr Bennett moved to London, UK to obtain further experience and sub-specialist training. He undertook a post at Imperial College Hospital Charing Cross as Specialist Registrar to Mr Kevin O'Neill. He then completed the Imperial Skull Base Fellowship under the mentorship of Mr Nigel Mendoza and Mr Ramesh Nair.

Upon returning to Australia, Mr Bennett was appointed as a Neurosurgeon at The Alfred in Melbourne, a major public teaching hospital and the state's trauma centre. There he is also the Department of Neurosurgery's Junior Medical Staff supervisor. Mr Bennett's private patients are treated at The Alfred, as well as Cabrini Malvern and Epworth Richmond private hospitals.

Mr Bennett cares for adult patients with a wide variety of brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions. He has a particular interest in the microsurgical and endoscopic treatment of skull base tumours including vestibular schwannomas or 'acoustic neuromas', meningiomas, and pituitary region tumours.


During his neurosurgical training Mr Bennett completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the field of brain cancer treatment and throughout his career he has published multiple papers and presented at local, national and international meetings. His work has attracted many awards and grants including those from the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, The Brain Foundation, and the Cure for Life Foundation. Today, Mr Bennett is an Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University, and his current research projects cover such topics as novel treatments for epilepsy, management of trigeminal neuralgia, minimally invasive brain surgery, and brain tumour biobanking.

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