Filip Maric (PhD)
Associate professor in physiotherapy
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.
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)
- Stanhope, Jessica; Maric (PhD), Filip; Rothmore, Paul; Weinstein, Philip. Physiotherapy and ecosystem services: improving the health of our patients, the population, and the environment. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2021. ISSN 0959-3985.s doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.2015814.
- Toner, Adam; Lewis, Jeremy S.; Stanhope, Jessica; Maric, Filip. Prescribing active transport as a planetary health intervention – benefits, challenges and recommendations. Physical Therapy Reviews 2021; Volum 26 (3). ISSN 1083-3196.s 159 - 167.s doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1876598.
- Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A.. Environmental physiotherapy and the case for multispecies justice in planetary health. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2021. ISSN 0959-3985.s doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.1964659.
- Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. The fundamental violence of physiotherapy: Emmanuel Levinas’s critique of ontology and its implications for physiotherapy theory and practice. Open Physio Journal 2020. ISSN 2631-8369.
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.
- 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:
- The knowledge, attitudes and practices of health professionals regarding environmental sustainability - (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students combined Bachelor project, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
- A discourse analysis of sustainability in physiotherapy (M. Plaisant - Bachelor project, University of Furtwangen, Germany)
- Does outdoor walking have better physical and physiological effects than indoor walking on a treadmill? (S. Indgjerdingen & S.Henriksen - Bachelor project, Oslo Metropolitan University)
- The UN Agenda 2030 SDGs and physiotherapy clinics (J. Spencer - Excellence track project, Saxion University, Netherlands)
- Ytreberg, E. & Bøen Grave, N.M. (2021). Clinical management of patients with knee arthrosis and overweight in physiotherapy practice. Winner of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association Student Prize 2021
- Schüssler, R. (2021). Embodied and experiential planetary health education (Bachelor thesis, University of Osnabrück, Germany)
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
- Supervision of Bachelor projects
- Therapeutic touch and musculoskeletal physiotherapy
- Relational anatomy and assessment
- Physiotherapy in mental health
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 and is used by people in every corner of the world. He is also the coordinator of the Environmental Physiotherapy Programme on Physioplus, the continuous professional devevelopment platform of Physiopedia.
Member of research group
See Linkedin profile for a full CV
Founder and Executive Chair Environmental Physiotherapy Association (EPA)
Chair of the German-speaking section of the Critical Physiotherapy Network (CPN)
Editorial Board Member, Open Physio Journal - An open access, peer-reviewed journal for physiotherapy education
Member of Norwegian Physiotherapist Association
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