Filip Maric


Associate Professor

Job description

Filip Maric (PhD) is an Associate Professor in physiotherapy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. His research interests and activities span the fields of critical physiotherapy, healthcare ethics, planetary health, sustainable healthcare, environmental physiotherapy and related approaches, as well as the environmental post/humanities.

Filip is the founder and executive chair of the Environmental Physiotherapy Association (EPA) and project lead of the EPT Agenda 2023 – an international project aiming at the integration of environmental and sustainability perspectives into physiotherapy education. Other activities include convening the German-speaking section of the Critical Physiotherapy Network and the UiT Environmental Humanities network, as well as sea kayaking, hiking and ski touring.

Filip is also a member of the UiT Sustainability ThinkTank led by Vice-Rector Rikke Gürgens Gjærum and represents the UiT Faculty of Health Sciences in a Norwegian national collaboration focussed on the implementation of sustainability education into all Norwegian medical, health and care education, led by the UiO SHE Center for Sustainable Healthcare Education.


  • Giuliana Panieri, Zeynep Sancak Sert, Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    The Ocean Senses Activity Book: Enriching Ocean Literacy through a multisensory approach
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024 DOI
  • Asgeir Andreassen Bergli, Sara Pedersen, Filip Maric :
    Tilrettelegging for aktiv transport i Tromsø – en urban design studie
    Fysioterapeuten 2023 ARKIV
  • D.A. Nicholls, Birgitte Ahlsen, Wenche Bjorbækmo, Tone Dahl-Michelsen, Heidi Hoppner, Anna Ilona Rajala et al.:
    Critical physiotherapy: a ten-year retrospective
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lisa Katrin Losleben, Filip Maric, Rikke Gürgens Gjærum :
    Learning for sustainable transformation
    Routledge 2023 DATA
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Ocean floor diorama. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Under pressure. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Arctic Ocean temperatures. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Sculpting micro-, meio-, and macrofauna. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Sculpting foraminifera. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Sedimentation. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Human impact: Plastic pollution. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Human impact: Ecological footprints. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    How deep is the ocean? In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Where is the (ancient) ocean floor? In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental Physiotherapy: An Introduction with guest speaker Dr Filip Maric
    2023
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental Physiotherapy & Planetary Health (Keynote)
  • Solmaz Mohadjer, Giuliana Panieri, Mathew Alexander Stiller-Reeve, Vibeke Aune, Monica Clerici, Villads Dyrved Holm et al.:
    OceanSenses 2022: Using Our Primary Senses to Connect with the Arctic Ocean
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Giuliano Bertolotto Bianc :
    Under pressure. In G. Panieri, M. Poto and G. Bertolotto Bianc (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Chinese version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric :
    Mot løsninger på vår fantasikrise
    Fysioterapeuten 2023
  • Filip Maric, Åse Bårdsen, Liv Johanne Nikolaisen :
    Rød tråd om grønn fremtid: Slik satser vi på bærekraft
    Fysioterapeuten 2023
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental physiotherapy – recent developments and the way forward (Invited Panel Presentation)
    2023
  • Filip Maric :
    Implementering av bærekraft i global fysioterapeututdanning [Implementing sustainability in global physiotherapy education]. Invited Keynote
    2023
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental Physiotherapy - Nuances in the implementation of sustainable healthcare (Invited Parallel Session)
    2023
  • Filip Maric, Lucy Inyang Edet, Augustine Appah Acquah :
    Advancing environmental physiotherapy in West Africa (Invited Focussed Symposium)
    2023
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Under pressure. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Where is the (ancient) ocean floor? In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Ocean floor diorama. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    How deep is the ocean? In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Human impact: Plastic pollution. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Arctic Ocean temperatures. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Human impact: Ecological footprints. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Sculpting micro-, meio-, and macrofauna. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Olena Peftieva :
    Sedimentation. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Ukrainian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri :
    Sculpting micro-, meio-, and macrofauna. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    Human impact: ecological footprints. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    Sedimentation. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    Human impact: plastic pollution. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    How deep is the ocean? In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    Where is the (ancient) ocean floor? In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri :
    Ocean floor diorama. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    Arctic ocean temperatures. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri :
    Under pressure. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri :
    Sculpting foraminifera. In G. Panieri & M. Stiller-Reeve (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book
    Septentrio Educational 2023 DOI
  • Filip Maric (PhD) :
    Using critical game-design to explore alternative futures to contemporary physiotherapy
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Steinunn A. Olafsdottir, Eva Mengel, Volcmar Visser :
    A workshop to help you integrate planetary health, environmental and sustainability education as a transversal topic in physiotherapy training.
    2022
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental Physiotherapy Roundtable 4 - The potential of student research pt1
    22. November 2022
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental Physiotherapy Roundtable 4 EPT Agenda 2023 Student Research pt2
    22. November 2022
  • Margit Nikoline Langballe, Filip Maric :
    Ein fysioterapeutstudents erfaring med å leda ein «grøn» faglunsj
    Fysioterapeuten 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Filip Maric, Todd Davenport :
    Environmental Influences on Health
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Sean Griech, Todd Davenport :
    Advancing Environmental Stewardship in Physical Therapy: Connect, Learn, Act
    Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal 2022 FULLTEKST / DOI

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    Publications outside Cristin

    Planetary Health Alliance (2021). The Planetary Health Education Framework. Guzman-Faerron, C.A. & Potter, T. (Eds.). Harvard: Planetary Health Alliance.

    Planetary Health Alliance (2021). The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health. https://www.planetaryhealthalliance.org/sao-paulo-declaration. Accompanying The Lancet publication: Myers SS, Pivor JI, Saraiva AM. The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health. Lancet 2021; published online Oct 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02181-4

    Maric, F., El-Seoud, N., Becker, M. Czernik, C., Halm, E., Moers, S., Richter, R., Rogan, S., Vogel, B., Zuber, S., Höppner, H. (2021). Kritische Physiotherapie: die deutschsprachige Sektion des Critical Physiotherapy Network (DCPN) stellt sich vor. physioscience, 17:34-38. 10.1055/a-1335-3997

    Maric, F., Nicholls, D., Mostert, K., Culpan, J., Stone, O., van Wijchen, J., Kennedy, M., Long, I., Bundtzen, T. (2020). The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2023. Oslo: Environmental Physiotherapy Association (EPA). ISBN: 978-82-303-4491-0. 

    Maric, F. (2019). Ruf nach einer oekologischen Physiotherapie. PT – Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten (Germany), November 2019 Issue.

    Maric, F. (2017). Physiotherapy and Fundamental Ethics - Questioning Self and Other in Theory and Practice (PhD Thesis). New Zealand: AUT University Auckland. 

    Maric, F. (2011). Researching the Self, the Other and their relationship in physiotherapy: a theoretical and methodological exploration of autoethnography (Master Dissertation). New Zealand: AUT University Auckland.


    Research interests

    Research interests:

    • Planetary Health, EcoHealth, One Health, sustainable healthcare, environmental physiotherapy 
    • Critical theory, ethics, environmental post/humanities
    • Post/qualitative research

    Current research projects:

    • The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2027; cross-curricular implementation of planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in global physiotherapy training. Environmental Physiotherapy Association; Role: Project lead / Principal Investigator
    • The Posthuman Walking Project: The multiplicity of walking with pain in diverse landscapes of care. Project leads: Dr Shirley Chubb, University of Chichester, UK, & Dr Clair Hebron, University of Brighton, UK. Role: Partner university/researcher.

     Past projects:

    Current international supervision: 

    • Ntinga, M.N. (PhD study, ongoing). “Izandla Ze-wele ziyaphilisah” A decolonial co-autoethnography of professional identity formation in South African physiotherapy. University of Cape Town, South Africa (Role: Co-supervisor).
    • Struthers, N. (PhD study, ongoing). Nature-based prescriptions to reduce the personal, social, environmental, and global burdens of rehabilitation. Western University, Ontario, Canada (Role: Advisory committee member).
    • Food access and food systems mapping with people with disabilities in Nellmapius (University of Pretoria, South Africa / project member)(Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students combined Bachelor thesis, University of Pretoria, South Africa)

    Past supervision

    • Faartoft, C., Bach-Svendsen, N. S., Juul, B., & Mikkelsen, A. L. (2024). Physical and perceived barriers to nature experiences for people with mobility impairments (Bachelor Thesis). VIA University College Denmark. Winner of the VIA Aarhus University College Professional Innovation Award. Gevers, T. (2023). Who is the patient? Re-envisioning the patient based on Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network-Theory (Bachelor Thesis). Hogeschool voor Toegepaste Filosofie / HTF University of Applied Philosophy, Netherlands.
    • Ingilæ, E.J., & Eikrem, S. (2023) Physiotherapists' experiences with the use of nature in treatment: A qualitative interview study (Bachelor Thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway).Plaisant, M. (2022). A discourse analysis of sustainability in physiotherapy (Bachelor thesis, University of Furtwangen, Germany)
    • Andreassen, A. & Pedersen, S. (2022). How well is Tromsø designed to support active transportation? (Bachelor thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway).
    • Grønvold, H. (2022). Measures for improving the environmental sustainability of Norwegian physiotherapy practice (Bachelor thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway).
    • Lund, K. & Klæboe Enevoldsen, A. (2022). How (much) is 'the social' of the biopsychosocial model represented in Norwegian physiotherapy education (Bachelor thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway).
    • Indgjerdingen, S. & Henriksen, S. (2022). Does outdoor walking have better physical and physiological effects than indoor walking on a treadmill? (Bachelor thesis, Oslo Metropolitan University)
    • The knowledge, attitudes and practices of health professionals regarding environmental sustainability - (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students combined Bachelor thesis, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
    • Spencer, J. (2021). The UN Agenda 2030 SDGs and physiotherapy clinics (BHSc excellence track project, Saxion University, Netherlands)
    • Ytreberg, E. & Bøen Grave, N.M. (2021). Klinisk håndtering av overvektige artosepasienter i fysioterapipraksis. Bachelor thesis. NFF studentprisen 2021
    • Schüssler, R. (2021). Embodied and experiential planetary health education (Bachelor thesis, University of Osnabrück, Germany)

    Teaching

    Filip Maric (PhD) teaches around the following topics in the UiT Bachelor programme in physiotherapy: 

    • Society and public health
    • Sustainable healthcare, Planetary Health and Environmental Physiotherapy
    • Critical theory, posthumanism and environmental humanities in physiotherapy and healthcare
    • Post/qualitative research methods
    • Research skills and supervision of Bachelor projects
    • Therapeutic touch and musculoskeletal physiotherapy
    • Relational anatomy and assessment

    In addition to his teaching in the Bachelor program in physiotherapy, Filip also teaches in different courses across several faculties at UiT: 

    Filip Maric is also the project lead of the Environmental Physiotherapy Content Development Project on Physiopedia, the largest available free-access and continually updated physiotherapy knowledge resource used by people in every corner of the world. He is also the coordinator of the Environmental Physiotherapy Programme on Physioplus, the continuous professional development platform of Physiopedia. 


    Member of research group