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Filip Maric

Lecturer (PhD) in Physiotherapy Studies Department of Health and Care Sciences
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Research interests:

  • Global and Arctic Planetary Health, EcoHealth, One Health, sustainable healthcare, environmental physiotherapy 
  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Critical theory, ethics, posthumanities
  • Environmental philosopy, environmental humanities, medical 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)
  • Embodied and experiental planetary health education (R. Schüssler - Bachelor project, University of Osnabrück, Germany)
  • A discourse analysis of sustainability in physiotherapy (M. Plaisant - Bachelor project, University of Furtwangen, Germany)
  • The UN Agenda 2030 SDGs and physiotherapy clinics (J. Spencer - Excellence track project, Saxion University, Netherlands)

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)

Member in UArctic Thematic Network on Health and Wellbeing in the Arctic

Member of Norwegian Physiotherapist Association

SoMe and research profiles: ORCID, Researchgate, PublonsTwitter

Filip Maric (PhD) teaches in the UiT Bachelor programme in physiotherapy. Subjects include: 

  • Society and public health
  • Sustainable Development Goals, 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
  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. The fundamental violence of physiotherapy: Emmanuel Levinas’s critique of ontology and its implications for physiotherapy theory and practice. OpenPhysio 2020. ISSN 2631-8369.
  • 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. 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.
  • Toner, Adam; Stanhope, Jessica; Lewis, Jeremy S.; Maric, Filip. Prescribing active transport as a planetary health intervention – benefits, challenges and recommendations. Physical Therapy Reviews 2021. ISSN 1083-3196.s doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1876598.

  • Maric, Filip; Nicholls, David A. The fundamental violence of physiotherapy: Emmanuel Levinas’s critique of ontology and its implications for physiotherapy theory and practice. OpenPhysio 2020. ISSN 2631-8369.

  • 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: https://fysioterapeuten-eblad.no/dm/fysioterapeuten-4-21/ 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: https://doi.org/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: https://www.wordsmatter-education.com/blog/podcast-42 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.

  • 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, 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; 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; Lemos, Felipe. Environmental Physiotherapy (Inspiration Session). 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. 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.

  • 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; 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Environmental Physiotherapy Education (Conference Stream incl podcast, asynchronous exercises and live discussion session). InBeta Unconference 2020: Online Experiments in Physiotherapy Education (Fulltekst: https://inbeta.uwc.ac.za/2020/09/13/19-environmental-physiotherapy-education-unconference-2020/ 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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: https://fysioterapeuten-eblad.no/dm/fysioterapeuten-4-21/ 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: https://doi.org/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: https://www.wordsmatter-education.com/blog/podcast-42 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.

  • 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, 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; 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; Lemos, Felipe. Environmental Physiotherapy (Inspiration Session). 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. 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.

  • 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; 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Environmental Physiotherapy Education (Conference Stream incl podcast, asynchronous exercises and live discussion session). InBeta Unconference 2020: Online Experiments in Physiotherapy Education (Fulltekst: https://inbeta.uwc.ac.za/2020/09/13/19-environmental-physiotherapy-education-unconference-2020/ 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.

  • 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. 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.

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

    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.

     

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