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SLOfit team


Gregor Starc

Assoc. Prof. Gregor Starc, PhD

gregor.starc@fsp.uni-lj.si

Asist. Prof. Gregor Starc, PhD is a project manager of SLOfit system. His main research interests include Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Motor Development, Didactics of PE and Physical Anthropology. He is advisor to the WHO in the Children Obesity Surveillance Initiative group and was a temporary advisor of the WHO Heat for Walking group which produced a tool for economic assessment of walking and cycling. He has a rich experience in setting up national programs in the field of health-related physical activity


Gregor Jurak

Prof. Gregor Jurak, PhD

gregor.jurak@fsp.uni-lj.si

Prof. Gregor Jurak, PhD is a full professor and a researcher in Laboratory for the Diagnostics of Somatic and Motor Development. His main research interests include Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Motor Development, Didactics of PE and Sports management. He has published more than 70 research papers. He is or he was a head of few national project teams in EU projects CrowdHEALTH, SportGO, Sport in 3D, Sustainable management of sport facilities. He has experience in setting up national programs in the field of health enhanced physical activity (he is the first author of current National Programme for Sport; co-author of few national promotional sport programs). He has also experience in setting up national IT projects in sport and physical activity (SLOfit, national sport facilities database, public financed sport programs database) and physical fitness intervention programs (enhanced PE, Healthy lifestyle program). He is also national delegate in few international organizations and forums (FIEP, EUPEA, GoFPEP, CEREPS) as well as member state expert in EU XGs Economic Dimension and Human Resource Management in Sport.


Marjeta Kovač

Prof. Marjeta Kovač, PhD

marjeta.kovac@fsp.uni-lj.si

Prof. Marjeta Kovač, PhD is a full professor and a researcher in Laboratory for the Diagnostics of Somatic and Motor Development. Marjeta graduated in 1980. In 1989 she finished her master's degree and in 1999 she finished her PhD. She is a head of the Department for Physical Education. Her bibliography contains 1087 bibliographic units. Her scientific research focuses on the field of environmental factors that affect physical, motor development and physical skills of children, didactic phenomena, evaluation, the role of physical education in the curriculum, working conditions, health problems and competences of PE teachers. She was the president of the Scientific Council of the International Congress of Sport and Youth (2008, 2010). She is a member of editorial boards and reviewer in various scientific journals. She is teaching graduate and doctoral students at the Faculty of Sports, University of Ljubljana and at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. She is the first author of the current Slovenian curriculum for Physical Education. She helped in the renovation and the preparation of the school system curricula in Kosovo. She wrote three university textbooks with revision and a number of other manuals. She led the Commission for examination and grading knowledge at the end of primary school education. She instituted programs of school sports competitions, swimming literacy and additional sports programs for children. She is collaborating with the National Educational Institute, Institute for Sport Planica, Federation of Associations of Physical Education teachers and with the National examination Centre. She is the representative for Slovenia in International Federation of Physical Education (FIEP).


Bojan Leskošek

Asst. Prof. Bojan Leskošek, PhD

bojan.leskosek@fsp.uni-lj.si

Asist. Prof. dr. Bojan Leskošek, PhD is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sports, University of Ljubljana. Bojan teaches statistics and methodology in research and is part of SLOfit team from the beginning of the 80s, first as the programmer and head of data processing, later as a consultant, in particular statistical issues.


Maja Bučar Pajek

Asst. Vedrana Sember, PhD

vedrana.sember@fsp.uni-lj.si

Vedrana Sember, PhD, finished her PhD on Faculty for Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies and is at the Faculty of Sports employed as a researcher and assistant at the department of Didactics. Vedrana Sember finished her Phd from the field of Physical fitness, Physical activity and Academic Performance of children and youth. Her research focuses on the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and academic performance in children and adolescents. She became active as a researcher in 2015, where she became part of Global Matrix 2.0 Active Healthy Kids Alliance. In 2016 Vedrana represented Republic of Slovenia on International Scientific conference in Bangkok, Thailand.


Maroje Sorić

Asst. Prof. Maroje Sorić, PhD

maroje.soric@kif.hr

Maroje Sorić, PhD is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. His research focuses on the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and health, especially in children and adolescents. Within this field, he published a series of international notable scientific work and had numerous invited lectures. His participation in the SLOfit research team lasts for more than 10 years and is reflected in the number of joint research works. Maroje s also one of the authors of the national action plan to prevent and reduce obesity in the Republic of Croatia 2007-2010.


Janko Strel

Prof. Janko Strel, PhD

janko.strel@gmail.com

Prof. Janko Strel, PhD is a retired Professor at the University of Ljubljana and a founder of Sports Educational Chart, today known as SLOfit. His reach career is marked by the transfer of research knowledge into system solutions that we know today (eg. A national sports program, gym at each elementary school, SLOfit as mandatory educational tool…). He has received the highest award of the World Association of sports educators (FIEP) and the highest national award in the field of Sports in Slovenia.