The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of two independent, recognized medical scientists, which together shape a highly important advisory body for INUTEQ.
The SAB sees to it that the quality of research is maintained. Its primary tasks are:
The SAB is officially installed by INUTEQ and consists of members that come from diverse fields of research of various medical scientific institutions.
Prof. dr. Thijs Eijsvogels
Dr. Eijsvogels is appointed as Associate Professor in exercise physiology at the Department of Physiology of the Radboud University Medical Center (Nijmegen, The Netherlands). Thijs is interested in the physiological and cardiac responses of the human body to acute and chronic exercise. He aims to understand factors that contribute to the variation in exercise-induced elevations in core body temperature, in order to develop, evaluate and implement optimal cooling strategies for preservation of health and enhancement of (exercise) performance. He has worked with Olympic and amateur athletes, and conducted field studies during various mass-participation sports events. He has authored many scientific publications and supervised several PhD projects in thermal physiology.
Prof. dr. Julien Periard
Dr. Périard is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). His scientific interests lie in the area of environmental physiology where he examines the physiological mechanisms that mediate health and performance. Over the last decade, Dr. Périard has studied the development of fatigue during prolonged exercise in the heat, along with strategies to mitigate its influence (e.g. heat acclimation). He has worked with both amateur and professional athletes from various disciplines, along with National and International Federations. He has authored several research publications and book chapters, including a textbook on Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise.