Bilde av Maric, Filip
Bilde av Maric, Filip
Department of Health and Care Sciences filip.maric@uit.no +4777645903 Tromsø MH2 U.11.333

Filip Maric


Associate professor in physiotherapy

Job description

Filip Maric 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.

Current 'Call for Stories' Healthpunk Vol 2: Fiction + Healthcare + You' at Open Physio Journal. Editors: Filip Maric (UiT), Liv J Nikolaisen (UiT), Mahitsonge Nomusa Ntinga (University of Cape Town), & Jena Webb (CoPEH-Canada)


  • Helga E Lister, Karien Mostert, Botha Tanita, Simoné van der Linde, Elaine van Wyk, Su-Ané Rocher et al.:
    South African Healthcare Professionals’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare: A Mixed-Methods Study
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Robert Richter, Filip Maric (PhD) :
    Ecological Bodies and Relational Anatomies: Toward a Transversal Foundation for Planetary Health Education
    Challenges 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filip Maric, David A. Nicholls :
    Environmental physiotherapy and the case for multispecies justice in planetary health
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jessica Stanhope, Filip Maric (PhD), Paul Rothmore, Philip Weinstein :
    Physiotherapy and ecosystem services: improving the health of our patients, the population, and the environment
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Adam Toner, Jeremy S. Lewis, Jessica Stanhope, Filip Maric :
    Prescribing active transport as a planetary health intervention – benefits, challenges and recommendations
    Physical Therapy Reviews 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental Physiotherapy: An Introduction with guest speaker Dr Filip Maric
    2023
  • 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 :
    Environmental Physiotherapy & Planetary Health (Keynote)
  • 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 (PhD) :
    Als Physiotherapie noch in der Praxis stattfand: Wie Umwelt und soziales die Physiotherapie nachhaltig verändert haben (Keynote)
  • 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
  • Filip Maric :
    Umwelt, Gesundheit, Nachhaltigkeit, Internationalisierung
    2022
  • Margit Nikoline Langballe, Filip Maric :
    Ein fysioterapeutstudents erfaring med å leda ein «grøn» faglunsj
    Fysioterapeuten 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann, Filip Maric (PhD), Aurora Margrethe Brønstad :
    One Health / Én helse
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Ben Whittaker :
    Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Heating, the Climate Crisis, and Healthy Climate
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD) :
    Environment and sustainability in physical therapy
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD) :
    Planetary health and its application to physiotherapy and occupational therapy
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD) :
    What does speculative fictionhave to do with EcoHealth?
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD) :
    Arctic Methane Seeps and Human Health
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Claudia Czernik :
    „Nenn mir eine Situation in der Physiotherapie, die nichts mit Umwelt zu tun hat!“
    01. April 2022
  • Filip Maric, Todd Davenport :
    Environmental Influences on Health
    2022
  • Giuliana Panieri, Stefan Bünz, Alessandra Savini, Andre Jensen, Bjørn Løfquist, Bjørn Runar Olsen et al.:
    CAGE-22-2 Scientific Cruise Report. AKMA 2/Ocean Senses
    2022
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Sean Griech, Todd Davenport :
    Advancing Environmental Stewardship in Physical Therapy: Connect, Learn, Act
    Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal 2022 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Srishti Banerjee, Filip Maric (PhD) :
    Mitigating the environmental impact of NSAIDs - physiotherapy as a contribution to one health and the SDGs
    European Journal of Physiotherapy 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filip Maric, Kenneth Chance-Larsen, Julia Chevan, Sarah Jameson, David A. Nicholls, Emmanuelle Opsommer et al.:
    A progress report on planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in physiotherapy – Editorial
    European Journal of Physiotherapy 2021 DOI
  • Sylvie Ferchichi-Barbey, Fanny Poget, Filip Maric, Guillaume Christe :
    La physiothérapie comme actrice d’un système de santé plus durable. The role of physiotherapy in a more sustainable health care system.
    Mains libres 2021 ARKIV
  • Irene Mårdalen, Filip Maric, Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann :
    Skal fysioterapeuter ta mer miljøansvar?
    Fysioterapeuten 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Filip Maric :
    Momentum is building, so let’s keep going: Extending our efforts in sustainable healthcare (Blogpost for the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, UK)
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Carlos A Faerron Guzmán, Alonso Aguire, Barbara Astle, Enrique Barros, Brett Bayles, Moses Chimbari et al.:
    A framework to guide planetary health education
    The Lancet Planetary Health 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filip Maric :
    Possibilities for environmental physiotherapy in Portugal
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    Eine Einfuehrung in Umweltbewusstsein und Umweltverantwortlichkeit in der Physiotherapie (Gastvortrag)
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    Umweltbewusste und umweltverantwortliche Physiotherapie (Gastvortrag & Diskussion)
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    An introduction to environmental physiotherapy
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    An introduction to environmental physiotherapy
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    An introduction to environmental physiotherapy
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    Environmental physiotherapy and the case for multispecies justice in planetary health (state-of-the-art presentation)
    2021
  • Filip Maric, Todd Davenport, Sean Griech :
    Environmental Stewardship in Physiotherapy - Action through Administration, Advocacy, and Practice (Discussion session)
    2021
  • Filip Maric, Felipe Lemos :
    Environmental Physiotherapy (Inspiration Session)
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    An introduction to environmental physiotherapy
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2023: A grassroots effort to integrate planetary health, environmental and sustainability perspectives into worldwide physiotherapy education (Poster presentation)
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    PhysioBib Podcast #6: Dr Filip Maric - Environmental Physiotherapy
    16. September 2021
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Liv Johanne Nikolaisen, Åse Bårdsen :
    Physiopunk Vol. 1 Speculative fiction for future physiotherapies
    Open Physio Journal 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Kenneth Chance-Larsen, Julia Chevan, Sarah Jameson, David Nicholls, Emmanuelle Opsommer et al.:
    A progress report on planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in physiotherapy – Editorial
    European Journal of Physiotherapy 2021 DOI
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Liv Johanne Nikolaisen, Åse Bårdsen :
    Physiopunk Vol 1
    Open Physio Journal 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filip Maric (PhD), Liv Johanne Nikolaisen, Åse Bårdsen :
    Physiopunk Vol 1 Spekulativ fiksjon for fremtidige fysioterapier
    Open Physio Journal 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andrea Sturm, Caroline Fryer, Filip Maric, Esther-Mary D'Arcy, Oka Sanerivi, Sibyl Edwards :
    Ethics, Inequity & Climate Change: Challenging Physiotherapists’ Comfort Zones (Discussion session)
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    A deep-dive into the relationship between physiotherapy and the environment (Keynote)
    2021
  • Filip Maric :
    The baby's out, the bathwater's out, and they're not coming back - Rebuilding physiotherapy from ethics, ecology and otherness with Dr Filip Maric
    25. May 2021 FULLTEKST

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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 2023 (project lead)
    • South African healthcare practitioners knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding environmental sustainability (University of Pretoria, South Africa / project member)

     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
    • 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)
    • Physiotherapists experiences with the use of nature in treatment: A qualitative interviewstudy (Bachelor, UiT)

    Past supervision

    • 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 for supporting 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. 


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