Maurizio Bertollo is Associate Professor of Motor Behaviour and Sport Psychology at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. He is affiliated with the Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, and currently serves as the Vice-Director of the Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND) Center.
Maurizio Bertollo received his bachelor in Physical Education and Human Movement Science, followed by a master degree in Education (Pedagogy), a master degree in Psychology, and a doctoral degree in Sport Sciences. He also holds specialisations in psychotherapy, developmental and learning disabilities, and sport psychology. Currently, he is a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist in Italy, and Member of the Board of the European Association of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC).
He has worked as a scientific consultant, sport scientist, psychologist, and/or 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. Before moving to the University, he was also a 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 published over 180 papers including national and international articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters. He has served as a reviewer for several scientific journals; He is Academic Editor of PeeJ Journal and Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology. He is also part of the Editorial board of Journal of Sports Sciences, The Open Sport Science Journal and the Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dello Sport