Teaching & Research

TEACHING

At the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb I teach two main undergraduate courses: Strength & Conditioning (1st year) and Motor Control (2nd year).

At a graduate level, I teach one main course, Writting and Publishing in Science. As a visiting scientist, I also teach at several other schools and universities in Croatia, Slovenija, and France.

I served as a mentor (or co-mentor) of undergraduate thesis of the following students: Mario Perković, Tihomir Sadibašić, Višnja Kraljić, Luka Šimić, Valentina Dučkić, Tomislav Pisačić, Davor Lješević, Tomislav Stepić, Paul Cota, Igor Blažinčić, Ivan Zorić, Davor Emeršić, Slaven Hrvoj, Mirko Baotić, Željko Vorel, Tomislav Blažina, Lari Pucar, Sunčica Jajčević, Dario Bašić, and Paola Orepić. I am proud that many of them are very succesful in their professional careers.

RESEARCH

I am a founder and director of Motor Control and Human Performance Laboratory at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. My current research interests include:

1.  Neuromechanics of human movement and performance

2. Optimization of sports performance in team sports

3. Prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in team sports

Our research group includes members of our lab (Saša Vuk, Pavle Mikulić, and Davor Šentija), as well as a number of collaborators from abroad: Slobodan Jarić (USA), Nejc Šarabon (SLO), Mark Latash (USA), Vedran Hadžić (SLO), Dragan Mirkov (SRB), Alan Nevill (UK), Guilhem Gael (FRA), and Giuseppe Rabita (FRA).

So far, I have mentored 4 PhD students – Sanja Šalaj, Tatjana Trošt-Bobić, Josipa Bradić, and Saša Vuk. Currently I have 6 PhD students under supervision: Boris Metikoš, Mario Perković, Marijo Baković, Marino Bašić, Saša Baščevan, and Luka Šimić.

My H-index is currently 18, and a full list of publications and citations  can be found at this link: Google Scholar.