Maria Soroko-Dubrovina, PhD


Dr. Maria Soroko-Dubrovina, PhD, MSc is Associate professor and researcher at the Institute of Animal Breeding, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland. Fulbright Scholar, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University 2018. She gained her PhD in Agricultural Science with a specialization in Animal Husbandry from the University of Environmental and Life Sciences of Wroclaw. Her Master's degree in Equine Science was completed at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Recently, in 2019, Maria was awarded the higher degree of Habilitated Doctor by the University of Agriculture in Cracow, Poland. Since 2008 she has practiced thermography extensively in equine physiotherapy and in veterinary medicine, cooperating with veterinarians, horse breeders and trainers. She is also the owner and director of the company "Equine Massage," which offers equine rehabilitation and thermography services, professional courses and workshops associated with horse rehabilitation and the application of thermography in veterinary and sports medicine. Maria's scientific research interests cover the aspect of animals thermoregulation, with the focus on mechanisms heat transfer depending on horses' individual characteristics, performance, and changing environmental conditions. Research interests also include application of thermography in equine veterinary medicine and rehabilitation. She is a member of the European Association of Thermography. She has many years of experience in equine physiotherapy, achieving qualifications as an Equine Body Worker in sport massage and remedial therapy. Maria is also a British Horse Society riding instructor.