Bonnie Furzer

Bonnie is an early-career (ECR) teaching and research academic within the School of Human Sciences at The University of Western Australia (UWA). In addition to her academic role, she also maintains a clinical service role as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) at Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service and director of not-for-profit Thriving – “Building Strong and Healthy Young People through Exercise”. She is heavily involved in the teaching and training of postgraduate students working towards attainment of accreditation as Exercise Physiologists (allied health), and course coordinator of the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at UWA. Broadly, Bonnie’s research and clinical work to date has provided novel contributions to the role and implementation of exercise for physiological and/or psychological outcomes in populations with unique needs including children and youth, cancer, and mental health disorders. In addition to peer reviewed publications, Bonnie is highly active in the translation and dissemination of research into practice including regular presentations at research, service and community forums, and the management and delivery of community-based exercise services for ‘at-risk’ and/or under serviced groups. Alongside her role in tertiary education, including supervision of doctoral and research students, she is active in professional education including national and international delivery of professional development courses, and her role as an educator for both standard and youth Mental Health First Aid. Her commitment to service delivery, translation and dissemination of research into practice is further evidence by her long-standing roles with ESSA including Chair of the national Exercise Physiology Advisory Group and Children’s Pre-Exercise Screening Committee, and a member of the Clinical Exercise Education Group.