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Symposium Speakers

Key Note Speakers

Rod Whiteley

Rod Whiteley is a specialist sports physiotherapist originally from Australia, but working in Qatar, in the Middle East for the last 9 years with an unhealthy obsession with sports physio research in general as well as statistics. The windmill he is mostly trying to tilt is figuring out how to get more actual practitioners to understand what does and doesn’t work in sports

Invited Speakers

Kelly Sheerin

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, and his work has been published in a number of leading international journals. Kelly also teaches anatomy and biomechanics within the School of Sport and Recreation at AUT University, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Jacinta Horan

Jacinta is a physiotherapist from Tauranga. She worked with Portugal men’s sevens team and Irish athletics team after graduating prior to returning to NZ where I took over at Bureta Physio over 14 years ago now. Since then spent 9 years with NZ women’s rugby – both Blackferns and Blackferns 7s along with HPSNZ roles with athletics, surf lifesaving and water polo. Currently working in mix of roles in private practice, as consultant sports physio at SAN Diego university and research with the HPSNZ WHISPA group.

Kim Hebert-Losier

Dr Kim Hébert‐Losier is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato and lead biomechanics researcher at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance in Tauranga. Kim is a registered physiotherapist who has recently began to offer a specialised running clinic service. She has acquired extensive overseas experience working as a physiotherapist or applied researcher in Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, USA, and Malaysia. Kim is an expert in 3D motion analysis with clinical, research, and personal interest in running biomechanics and injury prevention.

Anthony Schneiders

Anthony (Tony) Schneiders is Head of Department for Exercise and Health Sciences and the inaugural Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, at Central Queensland University (CQU). Tony is a Senior Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), International Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT), and an international advisor to the Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). Tony is the current President of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) and a Life Member of Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand. His research interest has focused on the identification and management of sports concussion and expertscape.com ranks him at number 27 out of more than 5500 authors on the topic of brain concussion.