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Honorary Research Associate

BA/BSc (Hons) PhD

Dr Bonnie Furzer (AEP) holds an academic role within the School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science) at The University of Western Australia, along with a clinical role as Exercise Physiology Program Coordinator at Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service.

She is the founding Director of Thriving in Motion, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to build strong, happy and healthy young people through exercise and education, which was awarded ESSA 2020 Practice of the Year and has been delivering exercise for WA young people for over 10 years.

Bonnie’s primary areas of work focus on the implementation of exercise to improve or support the physical and mental health of populations with unique needs (e.g., children and young people, people living with mental illness), and she is the co-lead for the UWA Mental Health & Exercise Research Group. Her research has a particular focus on translation into practice, which aligns with her clinical work and teaching.

Bonnie is the Director of Education and Program Lead for Clinical Exercise Physiology at UWA School of Human Sciences, Chair of the national Exercise Physiology Advisory Group (Exercise & Sport Science Australia), member of the Invictus Australia Research Advisory Committee and plays a highly active role in industry and community activities.