Our Team.

Kelly Sheerin

Kelly Sheerin

Sports Performance Clinics Manager

Kelly is a registered Physiotherapist and Biomechanist who leads the AUT Millennium Sports Performance Clinics. He has a clinical interest and expertise in running injuries and biomechanics. Kelly has a Masters degree in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including research in 3D running biomechanics.

He is currently completing his PhD in the area of real-time feedback in runners at risk of tibial stress fracture. Kelly has presented at numerous national and international conferences and his work has been published in Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy in Sport, and in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

While also heading up the Sports Performance Clinics, Kelly also teaches anatomy, biomechanics and skill acquisition as part of AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation.

Matt Wood

Matt Wood

Human Potential Clinic Manager (Clinical Exercise Physiologist)
Ed Maunder

Ed Maunder

Exercise Physiologist

Ed is an Exercise Physiologist with particular expertise in substrate metabolism and nutrition for endurance performance, as well as the adaptive response to endurance training.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Ed moved to NZ to undertake his PhD in Exercise Physiology having previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath and Masters in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism at the University of Birmingham.

Ed takes a scientific approach to optimising endurance performance that benefits from having worked alongside a number of world leaders in the field.

Andrius Ramonas

Andrius Ramonas

Exercise Physiologist

Andrius is an Exercise Physiologist who has experience in a range of endurance sports, including working with the NZ national Olympic team, helping athletes and coaches to optimise training and recovery strategies.

Andrius has a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Nottingham University in the UK, and is currently completing his PhD at AUT researching nutritional strategies to improve endurance exercise performance.

Andrius is also a talented ultra-endurance runner, as the winner, and previous record holder of The Hillary, Tarawera 50 and The North Face 50 Ultra events, in addition to numerous top ten finishes in other international distance trail events.

Eric Harbour

Eric Harbour

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Eric is a strength and conditioning specialist who has a passion for improving lives through sport. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, and is currently working towards a Masters in Sport Science.

Whilst working for North Harbour women’s rugby and Canoe Racing NZ, he has explored the capabilities of athletes through force-velocity profiling, multi-disciplinary testing protocols, and traditional strength and conditioning. In his free time, he is an ambitious mountain biker, skier, and rock climber.

Dustin Oranchuk

Dustin Oranchuk

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dustin is a strength and conditioning specialist with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Masters in Exercise Science. Dustin has a range of experience delivering strength and conditioning and sport science services to NCAA and Canadian university level volleyball, football and swimming teams as well as individual alpine skiers and weightlifters.

He is currently a PhD student studying the effects of muscle physiology on strength and conditioning.