Backovic Jurican, Andrea

Backovic Jurican, Andrea

Having bachelor degrees in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Organisational Sciences. Andrea works at National Institute for Public Health as a national health promoter. Her work is based on planning, leading or coordinating and evaluating several national health and physical activity (PA) projects and programs. She is also involved in policy development and implementation, making sure that concept of “Health in all policies” is assured. Research, development and implementation of PA interventions for people with risk factors and NCDs at different settings, including teaching and training professionals, represent the special focal points in her work. PT and PA advocacy through media, among different professional groups and to general public is her mission as well.

Andrea is a board/steering committee member of many international networks (WCPT Network for Health Promotion in Life and Work, WHO HEPA Europe Network). She is a president of a national Physiotherapist Section for Health Promotion and a board member of Slovenian Physiotherapy Association. Furthermore she is a member of many national and international expert groups related to management of NCD‛s, public health, lifestyle change and PA  promotion approaches as well as PT, human rights or sports issues at different settings (health care, workplace, environment, education, community).