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Department of Health and Care Sciences filip.maric@uit.no +4777645903 Tromsø MH2 U.11.333

Filip Maric (PhD)


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.

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)


  • Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. Paradigm shifts are hard to come by: Looking ahead of COVID-19 with the social and environmental determinants of health and the UN SDGs. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2020; Volum 22 (6). ISSN 2167-9169.s 379 - 381.s doi: 10.1080/21679169.2020.1826577.
  • Barna, Stefi; Maric, Filip; Simons, Julia; Kumar, Shashank; Blankestijn, Peter J. Education for the Anthropocene: Planetary health, sustainable health care, and the health workforce. Medical Teacher 2020; Volum 42 (10). ISSN 0142-159X.s 1091 - 1096.s doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1798914.
  • 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.
  • Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. A call for a new environmental physiotherapy - An editorial. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2019; Volum 35 (10). ISSN 0959-3985.s 905 - 907.s doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1632006.
    • 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.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip. Arctic Methane Seeps and Human Health. Arctic Methane Seeps and Human Health 2022-05-11 - 2022-05-23 2022.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip. What does speculative fiction have to do with EcoHealth?. CoPEH Canada 2022 Hybrid, Multi-Site field course on ecosystem approaches to health 2022-05-17 - 2022-05-17 2022.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Czernik, Claudia. „Nenn mir eine Situation in der Physiotherapie, die nichts mit Umwelt zu tun hat!“. 2022.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Whittaker, Ben. Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Heating, the Climate Crisis, and Healthy Climate. COIL Multinational Virtual Nursing and Midwifery Exchange on the Climate Crisis and Healthy Climate 2022-03-31 - 2022-03-31 2022.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip. Environment and sustainability in physical therapy. Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 2022-03-21 - 2022.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip. Planetary health and its application to physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Tverrfaglig Bachelorprogram i helseprofesionell arbeid 2022-01-18 - 2022.
  • Therkildsen Sudmann, Tobba; Maric (PhD), Filip; Brønstad, Aurora Margrethe. One Health / Én helse. Fysiokongressen 2022 2022-03-18 - 2022.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Griech, Sean; Davenport, Todd. Advancing Environmental Stewardship in Physical Therapy: Connect, Learn, Act. (fulltekst) Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal 2022; Volum 33 (1). ISSN 1541-7891.s doi: 10.1097/CPT.0000000000000189.
  • Maric, Filip; Groven, Karen Synne; Banerjee, Srishti; Dahl-Michelsen, Tone. Essentials for sustainable physiotherapy: Introducing environmental reasoning into physiotherapy clinical decision-making. Fysioterapeuten 2021. ISSN 0016-3384.
  • Faerron Guzmán, Carlos A; Aguire, Alonso; Astle, Barbara; Barros, Enrique; Bayles, Brett; Chimbari, Moses; El-Abbadi, Naglaa; Evert, Jessica; Hackett, Finola; Howard, Courtney; Jennings, Jonathan; Krzyzek, Amy; LeClair, Jessica; Maric, Filip; Martin, Olwenn V.; Osano, Odipo; Patz, Jonathan; Potter, Teddie; Redvers, Nicole; Trienekens, Noortje; Walpole, Sarah; Wilson, Lynda; Xu, Chenchen; Zylstra, Matthew. A framework to guide planetary health education. The Lancet Planetary Health 2021; Volum 5 (5). ISSN 2542-5196.s E253 - E255.s doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00110-8.
  • Maric, Filip. Environmental physiotherapy and the case for multispecies justice in planetary health (state-of-the-art presentation). World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online 2021-04-09 - 2021-04-11 2021.
  • Sturm, Andrea; Fryer, Caroline; Maric, Filip; D'Arcy, Esther-Mary; Sanerivi, Oka; Edwards, Sibyl. Ethics, Inequity & Climate Change: Challenging Physiotherapists’ Comfort Zones (Discussion session). World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online 2021-04-09 - 2021-04-11 2021.
  • Maric, Filip; Lemos, Felipe. Environmental Physiotherapy (Inspiration Session). World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online 2021-04-09 - 2021-04-11 2021.
  • Maric, Filip; Davenport, Todd; Griech, Sean. Environmental Stewardship in Physiotherapy - Action through Administration, Advocacy, and Practice (Discussion session). American Physical Therapy Association 2021 Combined Sections Meeting 2021-02-22 - 2021-02-26 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. A deep-dive into the relationship between physiotherapy and the environment (Keynote). Inauguration de l'EPT Agenda 2023 de la filière physiothérapie. Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV), Lausanne. 2021-04-29 - 2021-04-29 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2023: A grassroots effort to integrate planetary health, environmental and sustainability perspectives into worldwide physiotherapy education (Poster presentation). Planetary Health Alliance Annual Meeting 2021 2021-04-25 - 2021-04-30 2021.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Nikolaisen, Liv Johanne; Bårdsen, Åse. Physiopunk Vol 1 Spekulativ fiksjon for fremtidige fysioterapier. Open Physio Journal 2021. ISSN 2631-8369.s doi: 10.14426/opj/202111pp10.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Nikolaisen, Liv Johanne; Bårdsen, Åse. Physiopunk Vol. 1 Speculative fiction for future physiotherapies. Open Physio Journal 2021. ISSN 2631-8369.s doi: 10.14426/opj/202111pp01.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Nikolaisen, Liv Johanne; Bårdsen, Åse. Physiopunk Vol 1. Open Physio Journal 2021. ISSN 2631-8369.s doi: 10.14426/opj/202111pp00.
  • Maric (PhD), Filip; Chance-Larsen, Kenneth; Chevan, Julia; Jameson, Sarah; Nicholls, David; Opsommer, Emmanuelle; Perveen, Wajida; Richter, Robert; Stanhope, Jessica; Stone, Olivia; Strimpakos, Nikolas; Vieira, Adriane; Williams, Mark; Zuber, Stefan; Söderlund, Anna. A progress report on planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in physiotherapy – Editorial. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2021. ISSN 2167-9169.s doi: 10.1080/21679169.2021.1932981.
  • Banerjee, Srishti; Maric (PhD), Filip. Mitigating the environmental impact of NSAIDs - physiotherapy as a contribution to one health and the SDGs. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2021. ISSN 2167-9169.s doi: 10.1080/21679169.2021.1976272.
  • Maric, Filip. PhysioBib Podcast #6: Dr Filip Maric - Environmental Physiotherapy. 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. Momentum is building, so let’s keep going: Extending our efforts in sustainable healthcare (Blogpost for the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, UK). (fulltekst) 2021.
  • Ferchichi-Barbey, Sylvie; Poget, Fanny; Maric, Filip; Christe, Guillaume. 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; Volum 2.s 113 - 120.
  • Mårdalen, Irene; Maric, Filip; Therkildsen Sudmann, Tobba. Skal fysioterapeuter ta mer miljøansvar?. (fulltekst) Fysioterapeuten 2021; Volum 88 (4). ISSN 0016-3384.
  • Maric, Filip; Chance-Larsen, Kenneth; Chevan, Julia; Jameson, Sarah; Nicholls, David A.; Opsommer, Emmanuelle; Perveen, Wajida; Richter, Robert; Stanhope, Jessica; Stone, Olivia; Strimpakos, Nikolaos; Vieira, Adriane; Williams, Mark; Zuber, Stefan; Söderlund, Anne. A progress report on planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in physiotherapy – Editorial. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2021. ISSN 2167-9169.s doi: 10.1080/21679169.2021.1932981.
  • Maric, Filip. 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. (fulltekst) 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. An introduction to environmental physiotherapy. Invited seminar at The Neotia University, West Bengal, India 2021-05-27 - 2021-05-27 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. Possibilities for environmental physiotherapy in Portugal. Invited seminar for APFISIO Portuguese Association of Physiotherapists 2021-05-25 - 2021-05-25 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. Eine Einfuehrung in Umweltbewusstsein und Umweltverantwortlichkeit in der Physiotherapie (Gastvortrag). PHYSIO Deutschland (Germany) Berufseinsteigerforum 2021 2021-04-12 - 2021-04-12 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. An introduction to environmental physiotherapy. Invited seminar at UCN Profesjonshøjskolen (Denmark) Physiotherapy program 2021-04-06 - 2021-04-06 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. An introduction to environmental physiotherapy. Invited seminar at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) Physiotherapy program 2021-03-29 - 2021-03-29 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. An introduction to environmental physiotherapy. Canterbury Christchurch University (UK) clinical seminar series 2021-03-11 - 2021-03-11 2021.
  • Maric, Filip. Umweltbewusste und umweltverantwortliche Physiotherapie (Gastvortrag & Diskussion). Junges PHYSIO Deutschland Online Webinar Series 2021-01-07 - 2021-01-07 2021.
  • Cleaver, Shaun; Maric, Filip. Stimulating the integration of planetary health and sustainability into physiotherapy curricula worldwide. Canadian Conference on Global Health 2020 2020-10-19 - 2020-10-22 2020.
  • Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. Paradigm shifts are hard to come by: Looking ahead of COVID-19 with the social and environmental determinants of health and the UN SDGs. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2020; Volum 22 (6). ISSN 2167-9169.s 379 - 381.s doi: 10.1080/21679169.2020.1826577.
  • Barna, Stefi; Maric, Filip; Simons, Julia; Kumar, Shashank; Blankestijn, Peter J. Education for the Anthropocene: Planetary health, sustainable health care, and the health workforce. Medical Teacher 2020; Volum 42 (10). ISSN 0142-159X.s 1091 - 1096.s doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1798914.
  • Maric, Filip. Environmental Physiotherapy Education (Conference Stream incl podcast, asynchronous exercises and live discussion session). InBeta Unconference 2020: Online Experiments in Physiotherapy Education (fulltekst) 2020-09-14 - 2020-09-15 2020.
  • Maric, Filip. Environmental Physiotherapy - An Introduction. Webinar series of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Women Cell – Goa State 2020-10-11 - 2020-10-11 2020.
  • Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. A call for a new environmental physiotherapy - An editorial. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2019; Volum 35 (10). ISSN 0959-3985.s 905 - 907.s doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1632006.
  • Maric, Filip. The Environmental Physiotherapy Agenda 2023 - Preparing Physiotherapy Education to meeting the biggest health threats of our time (state-of-the-art presentation). World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online 2011-04-09 - 2021-04-11 2011.
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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: 

    • 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)

    Past supervision

    • 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)

    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
    • 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


    CV

    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 in UArctic Thematic Network on Health and Wellbeing in the Arctic

    Member of Norwegian Physiotherapist Association

    SoMe and research profiles: ORCID, Researchgate, PublonsTwitter


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