Vassilios Panoutsakopoulos has been appointed associated member_research advisor.



The IATF board decided in June 2020 to establish a research committee. Ben Waller, Javier Güeita and Paula Paula agreed to form this committee, together with Vassilios Panoutsakopoulos. The board appointed him as research advisor recently. The general goal is to implement research topics in the educational activities of IATF, supporting the Evidence Informed Practice of aquatic (physical) therapy

Vassilios already was involved in various IATF activities: presenting at ICEBAT Las Vegas, coordinating a reliability study with an indentometer (bought by IATF), lecturing in China and and involvment in courses in Greece.



Dr. Vassilios Panoutsakopoulos is a Faculty Member for Biomechanics and Track and Field at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the recent past, he was President of the Hellenic Society of Biomechanics (2017-2018). His research interests concern the biomechanical analysis of sport techniques as executed by elite, amateur, youth athletes or athletes with various impairments. As an individual researcher, he has participated in various highly recognized and awarded research projects concerning the essential factors in sport techniques, performance and rehabilitation. Since 2005, he has given, as a specialist, lectures regarding the biomechanical analysis of human movement, in both undergraduate and post-graduate level, as well as in numerous scientific congresses, educational seminars and Coaching Schools organized by the Hellenic General Secretariat of Sports. He is currently Review Editor in Biomechanics for the Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Journal and member of the Scientific Committee of the Northern Greek Track & Field Coaches Association