Sue Bennett MB, ChB, FRCP, DTM&H, DRCOG, DCH, Dip Psych.

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Sue Bennett MB, ChB, FRCP, DTM&H, DRCOG, DCH, Dip Psych.
Full Professor and Director, Social Pediatrics

Office Phone:: 613-738-3626
Email:: bennett@cheo.on.ca

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Biography

Dr Sue Bennet is a Full professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. She is a pediatrician and mental health professional by training and has been  recently appointed as Director of Social Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) after more than 2 decades as Director of the Child & Youth Protection Program at CHEO, working clinically with maltreated children, youth and their families. She was the founding member and first president of the Child & Youth Maltreatment Section at the Canadian Paediatric Society.  She is a prominent advocate for the rights of children, youth & their families and conducts research and education in  child protection, social pediatrics and global  & child health for multidisciplinary professionals at the local, national and international level. She is a Director of the Board of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons International (RCI) and is an Associate at the International Institute of Child Rights and Development (IICRD) and a Councillor with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

Dr. Bennett was the co-chair of the Program of Development international Working Group to develop the UN policy document on child protection (2011) and has recently been awarded a prestigious $1.2 mill. CIHR grant (as Co- Principal Investigator) for GlobalChild to develop a comprehensive child rights monitoring platform to facilitate monitoring & accountability for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada & beyond.

She is presently the lead in developing the Vanier- Ottawa Social Pediatric Hub with community & academic partners to provide holistic, comprehensive & integrated health and social care to children, youth and their families in order for them to reach their fullest potential in an underserved and diverse community.  

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