Maurizio Bertollo is Professor of Motor Behavior at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy where he is the Rector’s delegate for international cooperation and partnership. Moreover, he is also visiting professor of Human Performance at the University of Suffolk, UK.
He received his Bachelors’ degree in Physical Education and Human Movement Science in Padova and Chieti (Italy), a Master degree in Education (Pedagogy) in Padova (Italy), a Master degree in Psychology in Ljubljana (Slovenija) and a Doctoral degree in Sport Sciences in Vila Real (Portugal). He also holds specializations in psychotherapy, developmental and learning disabilities, and sports psychology. Currently, He is chartered psychologist and psychotherapist within the “Ordine Nazionale Psicologi”, and Vice-President of FEPSAC.
He worked as a scientific consultant, psychologist, and coach for many Italian sports clubs, federations (e.g., Modern Pentathlon, Triathlon, Swimming, Rink Hockey, Soccer, Cycling, Track and Field, and Shooting), and for the National Olympic Committee. Currently, he is scientific consultant of the Romanian Olympic Committee. Before starting an academic career, he was also PE teacher, School Psychologist and Headmaster.
His research activity focuses on the processes and mechanisms underlying the development, maintenance and improvement of human motor behaviour and performance. Current research interests include Bio-psycho-physiological state underpinning performance, Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning, Stress recovery-balance in sport, Psychophysiological monitoring and intervention in sport.
He has been involved in international and EU projects and he has published over 200 papers including national and international articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters. He has been involved as a reviewer for almost 30 scientific journals. Currently, He is associate editor of International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology and PeerJ Journals. Moreover, he is part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences, Psychology of Sport & Exercise, The Open Sports Science Journal, and Sports journal.