Dr Bunzli is a post doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital.
Dr Bunzli received her PhD in January 2016 from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University. Her doctoral research was titled: “A prospective qualitative investigation of pain-related fear in people with chronic low back pain”.
Dr Bunzli has methodological expertise in qualitative research, and content expertise in persistent musculoskeletal pain conditions and health behaviour theories. Her research seeks to optimise patient-centred care and improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of people experiencing persistent musculoskeletal pain.
At the Department of Surgery, Dr Bunzli is a post-doctoral researcher, leading qualitative research within the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement: OP
tcomes, equity, cost effectiveness and patient S
election (OPUS). She currently conducts qualitative studies with surgeons and patients exploring access to joint replacement surgery, treatment expectations and satisfaction outcomes in people who have undergone joint replacement surgery. Dr Bunzli is Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Project, leading the qualitative process evaluation of a nation-wide implementation study to improve uptake of evidence based decision making among orthopaedic surgeons selecting patients for knee replacement surgery.
Dr Bunzli currently co-supervises 1 PhD student and mentors 3 PhD students conducting qualitative research at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery and Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.
She is available to supervise PhD projects involving qualitative or mixed methods research in the fields of orthopaedics or chronic health conditions