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Personal profile

Biography

Brea is an early career Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks and a qualified physiotherapist. Before coming to BehaviourWorks, Brea was working as a physiotherapist at Cabrini Health and as a workshop facilitator in Human Biosciences at La Trobe University.

Brea recently submitted her PhD thesis on physical activity promotion by physiotherapists (Federation University Australia). She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Science from Deakin University and Health Science from La Trobe University, and a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from La Trobe University.

Brea’s previous research has focused on preventing chronic disease through promoting healthy behaviours, specifically physical activity. Brea identified the techniques Australians physiotherapists use to promote physical activity to their patients during her PhD. She also identified the barriers and facilitators physiotherapists experience when attempting to promote physical activity. Now she identifies as a generalist researcher, you will find her researching almost anything behaviour related!

Brea’s research methods include reviewing the literature and coordinating both interview and survey studies. Brea has two published systematic reviews as first author and presented at several local and international conferences. When she has been away from the office, she has run six marathons and has ridden her bike from Melbourne to Sydney to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research.

External positions

Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

11 Feb 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • Physical activity
  • Health
  • Physiotherapy
  • Systematic Review
  • Behaviour Change

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

Australian adults expect physiotherapists to provide physical activity advice: a survey

Kunstler, B., Fuller, R., Pervan, S. & Merolli, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Changing prescribing behaviours with educational outreach: An overview of evidence and practice

Kunstler, B. E., Lennox, A. & Bragge, P., 14 Aug 2019, In : BMC Medical Education. 19, 1, 20 p., 311.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Stop talking, start listening: supporting physiotherapists to promote physical activity

Kunstler, B., 11 May 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

The behaviour change techniques used by Australian physiotherapists to promote non-treatment physical activity to patients with musculoskeletal conditions

Kunstler, B. E., Cook, J. L., Kemp, J. L., O'Halloran, P. D. & Finch, C. F., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, 1, p. 2-10 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2019

Continence Foundation of Australia Professional Development Day

Brea Kunstler (Invited speaker)
3 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Continence Foundation of Australia (WA Branch) State Conference

Brea Kunstler (Invited speaker)
15 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Improving nurses ability to reduce patient sedentary time in acute care: A qualitative study

Brea Kunstler (Fellow)
20182020

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Australian adults' expectations of physiotherapy

Brea Kunstler (Fellow)
20182020

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Networked Society Institute 2018 Research Symposium

Brea Kunstler (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Transforming a Patient's Actions

Brea Kunstler

17/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Promoting physical activity, your patient has the answers

Brea Kunstler

1/11/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Moving towards more physical activity

Brea Kunstler

6/07/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature