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Dr

Samantha Bunzli

Research Fellow
humans
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
female
male
low back pain
qualitative research
middle aged
people
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Dr

Samantha Bunzli

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Osteoarthritis
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Dr

Samantha Bunzli

 


BPhty (Otago), Honours Degree (Health Science) (UniSA), Postgrad Cert (Research Methodology) (UniSA), PhD (Curtin)

Dr Bunzli is a physiotherapist who received her PhD in January 2016 from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University. In her PhD she developed methodological expertise in qualitative research and content expertise in health beliefs, behaviour and clinical communication.

Dr Bunzli is currently a post doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital leading qualitative research within the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement: OPtimising oUtcomes, equity, cost effectiveness and patient Selection (OPUS).

In her program of research within OPUS, Dr Bunzli uses qualitative research methods to engage consumer voices to advance orthopaedic care. She has been awarded >$3.5million in funding from NHMRC (2), MRFF (1), St Vincent’s Hospital (3) and Physiotherapy Research Foundation (1). She is CIA on an NHMRC Project (APP1163613) evaluating patient and surgeon preferences, the feasibility and costs of performing sham (placebo) trials involving major orthopaedic surgical procedures through a mixed-methods approach involving discrete choice experiments with nested qualitative studies and health economics evaluation. Dr Bunzli is Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1122983) to improve uptake of evidence based decision making among orthopaedic surgeons selecting patients for knee replacement surgery. She is also Chief Investigator on an MRFF Keeping Australians out of Hospital grant (APP1175374) implementing care pathways for people with advanced osteoarthritis. Dr Bunzli has been awarded seed grant funding to establish a new stream of research within OPUS, Enhancing Equity in Care for Aboriginal Australians with Osteoarthritis (ECCO).

Dr Bunzli mentors and supervises PhD students using qualitative research approaches to advance orthopaedic care. She currently co-supervises PhD students investigating patient-reported outcomes from joint replacement surgery; exploring the health literacy of patients undergoing joint replacement; and the impact of osteoarthritis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Dr Bunzli is Chair of the OPUS Education and Training subcommittee

Projects

Displaying the 8 most recent projects by Samantha Bunzli.

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Projects

Project Types


8

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 35 most recent scholarly works by Samantha Bunzli.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences Early Career Travel Grant

2016

Best Paper Presentation

Australian Pain Society

2014

Elsevier Book Prize

Curtin University

2013

Best New Investigator Award - Musculoskeletal

Australian Physiotherapy Association

2010

Australian Postgraduate Award

Australian Government

2010

Curtin Postgraduate Scholarship

Curtin University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow

Surgery - St Vincent'S Hospital

Registered Physiotherapist

Osteoarthritis Research Society International

Member

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Member Of The International Association For The Study Of Pain

International Association for the Study of Pain

Member Australian Pain Society

Australian Pain Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Curtin University of Technology

Honours Degree (Health Sciences)

University of South Australia

Research Methodology

University of South Australia

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

University of Otago