University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

About employee

prof. dr. sc. Renata Barić

Title: Full professor

Department :
Department of Kinesiological Anthropology and Methodology
Graduation year:
1996 graduation year:
PhD graduation year:

Teaching duties

integrated undergraduate and graduate





Renata Barić is licenced sport psychologist and professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology. She has a PhD in psychology and Master's Degrees in both kinesiology and psychology. She teaches a range of sport and exercise psychology modules on different Universities in Croatia. She published more than 200 scientific and professional articles and books. She is founder and chief of the Laboratory for sport psychology and diagnostics at the Institute of Kinesiology and a head of Section for Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Croatian Psychological Association. She is trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.  Renata has 15 years of experience as a sport psychologist with many elite and young athletes and coaches from many different sports. She was a part of the team supporting the silver medal winning Quad Skull rowing team at Olympic Games in London 2012 and the silver medal winning national water polo team in Rio 2016. Also, she was the official sport psychologist for the gold medal winning national water polo team at World Championship in Budapest 2017 and 2018 world gymnastic high bar champion. She currently prepares them for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.