Meet the Board
The activities of the EAT are managed by the Board, in accordance with the Association's statutes. Board members are elected every three years by the EAT General Assembly.
EAT Board members 2018-2021
EAT President Kevin Howell is Clinical Scientist in Microvascular Diagnostics and an Honorary Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital, London. He has over 25 years of experience in medical infrared thermography, and has published more than 30 papers on infrared imaging topics including human and equine research applications. He also has a particular interest in quality assurance of thermography in biology and medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and currently sits on their Physiological Measurement Special Interest Group. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2017, and is an RPS Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist.
EAT General Secretary Ricardo Vardasca, PhD, ASIS, FRPS, is a Senior Researcher at the University of Porto (Portugal), External Professor at the University of Valencia (Spain), and visiting Fellow at the University of South Wales (UK). He is a graduate in Computer Science Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal) and in Information Technology from the University of Glamorgan (UK). He holds a PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Glamorgan. Dr. Vardasca is an Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Associate Member of the British Computer Society and Overseas Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. He has also been a member of the committee ISO/TC121/SC3-IEC62D/JWG8, Project Team 9 on Screening Thermographs since 2015. He was the co-chair of the EAT Congress 2012 in Porto, and will be the co-chair of the 15th QIRT conference in 2020 in Porto.
EAT Treasurer Kurt Ammer was awarded the degree Dr med univ from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1975. He was certified as a General Medical Practitioner in 1978, as consultant for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1989 and as consultant for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology in 1994. He was senior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Research Unit for Physical Diagnostics between 1988 and 2004. From 1985 to his retirement in early 2013, he was Vice-Director of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hanuschkrankenhaus in Vienna.He got involved in Medical Thermography in 1988, was appointed as Secretary and Treasurer of the European Association of Thermology in 1990. Since 1991, he has been editor-in-chief of the Journal Thermologie Österreich, which is now the EAT official journal, named Thermology International. In April 2000 he received the degree PhD (by publication -Thermological Studies in Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Using Computerised Infrared Imaging) from the University of Glamorgan, School of Computing, Pontypridd, United Kingdom, and in 2002 he was appointed as External Professor at the Medical Imaging Research Unit, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK. His research interests are focused on rehabilitation medicine, and the application and standardization of thermal imaging in medicine. He has published more than 200 papers (articles, book chapters, conference proceedings) on medical thermal imaging and 100 publications related to physical medicine, rheumatology and rehabilitation.
EAT Vice President Anna Jung is a specialist in the field of pediatrics, nephrology and allergology. She is Head of the Pediatrics, Nephrology and Allergology Clinic of the Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw, President of the Polish Society for Thermographic Diagnosis in Medicine, and a past President of the European Association of Thermology. She is a member of the Polish Scientific Council of the Military Medical Institute, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and the European Society for Dialysis and Transplantation. She has has over 230 publications in the specialist press, including the text books "Thermographic methods in medical diagnostics" (co-author Janusz Żuber, Warszawa 1997, ISBN 83-906303-6-2) and "A casebook of infrared imaging in clinical medicine" (ed. Anna Jung, Janusz Żuber, Francis Ring, 2003,ISBN 83-916116-2-0).
Manuel Sillero Quintana was awarded Doctor in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and is an accredited ISAK Level III anthropometrist. He is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (INEF-Madrid, UPM), and is Associate Dean of Quality and International Affairs. He is currently lecturing “Athletics: Track and Field” in the degree program and "New Technologies Applied to Research in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences” in the doctorate program in his Faculty. His main research ine is “Thermography applied to the prevention and follow-up of injuries and quantification of the physical workload.” He also teaches "Kinanthropometry” and “Thermography” courses in postgraduate programmes from other universities.
Adérito Seixas has his Primary University degree in Physiotherapy, Escola Superior de Saúde, Instituto Politécnico do Porto (2002). He is also Master in Sport Sciences, Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto (2009). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate (Physiotherapy), University of Porto, with research focusing on the application of thermal imaging in the assessment of Diabetic Foot patients, and the determinants of skin temperature and ulceration. He works full-time as a teacher and researcher at Universidade Fernando Pessoa (2004 –today), Escola Superior de Saúde, Porto, Portugal, with teaching experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of the neuromusculoskeletal system. He has a research interest in the assessment of the neuromusculoskeletal system, focusing on physiology and biomechanics. Since 2012 he has been involved in research focusing on the application of thermal imaging in sports and rehabilitation.