Bonnie Furzer, AEP

Dr, BSc BA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 37 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile


Bonnie is an early-career teaching and research academic within the School of Human Sciences (Exercise & Sport Science) 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); Director of the UWA Exercise & Performance Centre; and Founding Director of Thriving Exercise Rehabiliation Inc.

She is heavily involved in the teaching and training of postgraduate students working towards the attainment of accreditation as Exercise Physiologists (allied health), and is active within the exercise and health industry holding a number of industry roles.

Roles and responsibilities

Lecturer - School of Human Sciences (Exercise & Sports Science)
Director - Thriving Inc 'Building strong + healthy young people through exercise'

Research interests

  • Exercise and mental health in children and young people 
  • Thriving Families - family-based education program to support children and their families to engage with community-based physical activity initiatives 
  • Exercise for young people with substance youth disorders
  • Wellness in Stem Cell Transplant 
  • Thriving Mental Health - exercise as therapy to improve the treatment and health outcomes of young people with mental health disorders
  • Exercise in the management of compensable psychological injuries

Teaching overview

Bonnie coordinates and teaches across units related to Clinical Exercise Physiology  at both an Undergraduate and Postgraduate level including:

  • 5646 & 5674 = Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic & Complex Conditions 1 & 2
  • 5691, 5692 & 5693 = Clinical Practice 
  • 3389 & 4489 = Foundations of Exercise Rehabilitation
  • 5644 = Neurological Rehabiliation





  • Exercise physiology
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Mental illness
  • Children's physical activity
  • Adolescent substance use

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 37 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Incorporating exercise professionals in mental health settings: An Australian perspective

Fibbins, H., Lederman, O., Morell, R., Furzer, B., Wright, K. & Stanton, R., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. 8, 1, p. 21-25 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Premature Mortality
Health Behavior
2 Citations (Scopus)
Motor Skills Disorders
Self Concept
Muscle Strength

Study protocol for a multicentre, controlled non-randomised trial: Benefits of exercise physiology services for type 2 diabetes (BEST)

Kitic, C. M., Selig, S., Davison, K., Best, T. L. B., Parmenter, B., Pumpa, K., Furzer, B., Rice, V., Hardcastle, S., Cheney, M., Palmer, A. J., Fraser, S. & Williams, A. D., 1 Aug 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 8, e027610.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Social Media
Self Concept
Cross-Sectional Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)
Pharmaceutical Preparations