NATIONAL SPORT ACADEMY<br />"VASSIL LEVSKI"
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Prof. Daniela Lyubenova, Ph.D.

Faculty of Public Health, Health Care and Tourism
Deapartment of Kinesitherapy and Rehabilitation
Kinesitherapy
Contacts:
Phone: +359 2 4014 324
E-mail: lubenova@abv.bg

Work Experience

NSA Vasil Levski

  • from 17.01.2024 Vice-Rector for Quality of Education and Accreditation
  • 2020 - 2024 - Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Tourism
    Manages the Faculty and the training of students in the specialties Kinesitherapy, Sports Animation, Adapted Physical Activity and Sports and 7 master's programs (Kinesitherapy; Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation; Sports Animation; Adapted Physical Activity and Sports; SPA Culture, Eastern and Aqua Practices; SPA Culture, Hydro, Litho and Thalasso Practices; Creation and Implementation of Sports and Show Programs), as well as 2 accredited doctoral programs: Kinesitherapy and Wellness - Health Promotion.
  • 2012 2020 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Tourism
    Organizes the update of the study programs and the quality of education. Leads the Facultys credit transfer commission.
  • 2016 -2020 - Head of the Department of Kinesitherapy and Rehabilitation
    Manages the educational, scientific activities and the development of the academic staff in the department.
  • from 1995 - Lecturer in the Department of Kinesitherapy and Rehabilitation
    Conducts exercises and lecture courses in the disciplines: Kinesitherapy for neurological and mental diseases, Kinesitherapy for internal diseases, and Kinesitherapy in geriatrics. Long-term in charge of the academic work and summer internship practice of the students in specialty Kinesitherapy.

Third City General Hospital - Sofia

  • 1988 - 1995 - Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
    Conducts rehabilitation of patients with neurological, orthopedic, cardiological, and vascular diseases.

Education and Training

1991 1995 - NSA Vasil Levski  Master Degree in Kinesitherapy

Academic Growth

  • 2007 - Educational and scientific degree Doctor
    Specialty: Theory and Methodology of Physical Education and Sports Training (incl. methodology of therapeutic physical culture)
    Dissertation topic: Research on the possibilities of kinesitherapy impact on patients with diabetic polyneuropathy
  • 2009 -Academic rank: Associate Professor
  • 2016 - Academic rank: Professor

Social Skills and Competences

Good social and communication skills, acquired during the teaching work in the Department of Kinesitherapy and Rehabilitation and the Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Tourism, as well as being the Head of the master's and doctoral program in kinesitherapy. 

Organizational Skills and Competences

Team and project management skills, acquired over more than 25 years of teaching experience. Leadership skills, acquired as Dean, Vice-Dean, head of department, head of master's and doctoral program in kinesitherapy.

Additional Information

  • Member of the Expert Council for Education at NSA - from 2020 to present.
  • Member of the Expert Council for Science at NSA - from 2020 to present.
  • Member of the Expert Council for Quality at NSA - 2016 - 2020.
  • Head of the Program Council of the Master's Program Kinesitherapy from 2009 to present.
  • Head of the Doctoral Program Kinesitherapy from 2016 to present.
  • Member of the working group of the heads of all master's programs at NSA from 2009 to present.
  • Member of the Management Board of the Association Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics from 2007 to present.
  • Member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Bulgaria from 2000 to present.
  • Member of the Academic Council of NSA from 2020 to present.

Publications:

  • Author of 8 textbooks, 5 monographs, and over 100 scientific publications, of which over 30 in journals with impact factor, indexed and refereed journals.
  • Participant and organizer in numerous scientific conferences at NSA and other associations. 
  • Cited in over 150 scientific publications, of which over 60 are in journals with impact factor and indexed journals.

Project Activity:

Leader or participant in 11 projects, of which 4 are European and 5 are national. Head of 5 and participant in 2 institutional scientific projects.

Member of the Editorial Board of:

  1. Journal Sport and Science ISSN1310-3393 from 2020.
  2. Journal Applied Sports Sciences, ISSN: 2534-9597 (print), ISSN: 2535-0145 (online) from 2020.
  3. Journal Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics, ISSN:1312-6431 from 2009.