Kelly Sheerin

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Senior Lecturer

Email: kelly.sheerin@aut.ac.nz

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Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Sports Performance Clinics Manager, Auckland University of Technology (2012 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • BSc, University of Auckland
  • BHSc, Auckland University of Technology
  • PGDip, Auckland University of Technology
  • MHSc(Hons), Auckland University of Technology
  • Level 3 - Instructor Qualification, International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)
  • Level 1 Basic ultrasound measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue., International Association of Sciences in Medicine and Sports
  • First Aid, St John

Overview:

I have a split academic role, as a Senior Lecturer within the School of Sport and Recreation, and as Manager of the Sports Performance Clinics located at AUT Millennium. These roles involve the teaching and supervision of students, research and working with a range of high-performance and community level athletes.

In 2019 I was elected as President of the Auckland Branch of Sports Medicine New Zealand, as well as onto the Board of the International Society for Biomechanics in Sports.

Research interests:

As a registered physiotherapist and an active sports scientist, my research is guided by clinical practice and engagement with industry, coaches, athletes, and other clinicians. My research focuses on the impact of injury prevention strategies in a wide range of sports. I operate on the interface of the sub-disciplines of injury monitoring, sports biomechanics, anthropometry, and motor learning.

Teaching summary:

I teach on a number of programmes, across a range of levels, mostly with a focus on human anatomy, applied biomechanics and running gait.

Fields of research:

  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Sports Medicine

Professional activities:

Featured professional activities

  • Board Member, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (2019 - ongoing)
  • President, Sports Medicine New Zealand - Auckland Branch (2019 - ongoing)

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Board Member, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (2019 - ongoing)
  • President, Sports Medicine New Zealand - Auckland Branch (2019 - ongoing)
  • Organising Committee, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference 2018 (2017 - 2018)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Shultz, S. P., Millar, S. -K., Fink, P., Hébert-Losier, K., Handsfield, G., Sheerin, K., . . . Clarke, J. (2019). Improving engagement with biomechanics: Student perspectives and a professional development initiative.. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 141(12). doi:10.1115/1.4044782

  • Shultz, S., Hughes-Olive, C., Wells, D., Sheerin, K., Fink, P., Handsfield, G., . . . Queen, R. (2019). Can research align with service? Lessons learned from the Big Experiment and National Biomechanics Day. Journal of Biomechanics, 87, 202-205. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.03.006

  • Francis, P., Whatman, C., Sheerin, K., Hume, P., & Johnson, M. I. (2019). The proportion of lower limb running injuries by gender, anatomical location and specific pathology: A systematic review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 18(1), 21-31.

  • Sheerin, K., Reid, D., & Besier, T. (2019). The influence of running velocity on resultant tibial acceleration in runners. Sports Biomechanics. doi:10.1080/14763141.2018.1546890

  • Sheerin, K., Reid, D., & Besier, T. (2018). The measurement of tibial acceleration in runners—A review of the factors
    that can affect tibial acceleration during running and evidence-based
    guidelines for its use. Gait and Posture, 67. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.09.017

  • Sheerin, K. R., Besier, T. F., Reid, D., & Hume, P. A. (2018). The one-week and six-month reliability and variability of three-dimensional tibial acceleration in runners. Sports Biomechanics, 17(4), 531-540. doi:10.1080/14763141.2017.1371214

  • Lorimer, A., Whatman, C., Mather, F., Wenham, M., Sheerin, K., Steele, H., & Manson, S. (2016). The use of additional laboratory based performance testing in the return-to-play decision; a case study in elite football. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(2).

  • Fuller, C. W., Sheerin, K., & Targett, S. (2013). Rugby World Cup 2011: International Rugby Board injury surveillance study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091155

  • Ellery, S., Keogh, J., & Sheerin, K. (2012). Does maximal strength training improve endurance performance in highly trained cyclists: A systematic review. European Journal of Sports and Exercise Science, 1(3). Retrieved from http://www.scholarsresearchlibrary.com/

  • Sheerin, K. R., Hume, P. A., & Whatman, C. (2012). Effects of a lower limb functional exercise programme aimed at minimising knee valgus angle on running kinematics in youth athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(4). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Williams, S., Whatman, C., Hume, P. A., & Sheerin, K. (2012). Kinesio taping in treatment and prevention of sports injuries: A meta-analysis of the evidence for its effectiveness. Sports Medicine, 42(2). doi:10.2165/11594960-000000000-00000

  • Ferber, R., Sheerin, K., & Kendall, K. D. (2009). Measurement error of rearfoot kinematics during running between a 100Hz and 30Hz camera. International SportMed Journal, 10(3). Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Kendall, K. D., Sheerin, K., Keshmiri, E., & Ferber, R. (2008). Normative database of common anatomical measures related to running injuries [Abstract]. Journal of Athletic Training, 43(3).

Book chapters

  • Hume, P., Sheerin, K., & de Ridder, J. H. (2017). Non-imaging method: Surface anthropometry. In P. Hume, D. Kerr, & T. Ackland (Eds.), Best practice protocols for physique assessment in sport (pp. 61-71). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Conference contributions

  • Sheerin, K., Reid, D., Taylor, D., & Besier, T. (2019). Haptic gait retraining is effective at reducing tibial impacts during running. In Sports Medicine New Zealand Conference 2019 Proceedings (pp. 29). Dunedin.

  • Sheerin, K. (2019). Running gait retraining… what, why, how. In 5th Biennial SEPNZ Symposium. Tauranga: Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (SEPNZ). Retrieved from https://sportsphysiotherapy.org.nz/members/courses/symposium2019/

  • Sheerin, K., Besier, T., & Wells, D. (2018). Integration between inertial sensors & motion capture – running & basketball. In 36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Auckland University of Technology.

  • Shultz, S., Sheerin, K., Handsfield, G., Wells, D., Hebert-Losier, K., Fink, P., . . . Queen, R. (2018). Finding the balance between education outreach and research goals. In 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin.

  • Sheerin, K. (2017). The personalised digital rugby athlete. In Sport Performance Innovation Forum. Auckland.

  • Sheerin, K., Reid, D., & Besier, T. (2017). The influence of running velocity on resultant tibial acceleration in uninjured runners. In Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Vol. 20 (pp. 85-86). Langkawi: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.366

  • Sheerin, K. (2016). The science and medicine of running injuries: Prevention strategies and a practical approach to technique assessment. A pre-conference workshop. Auckland.

  • Sheerin, K., Besier, T., Reid, D., & Hume, P. (2016). The reliability and variability of three-dimensional tibial acceleration during running. In 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (pp. 450-453). Tsukuba: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Retrieved from https://isbs.org/conferences/proceedings-archive

  • Sheerin, K. (2015). Running Gait Retraining. In Endurance Performance Summit. Auckland New Zealand.

  • Sheerin, K., Pearson, S., Pfitzinger, A., Cross, M., & Vercoe, J. (2013). Relationship between running kinematics and performance in elite triathletes. In Sports Medicine New Zealand & The Australasian College of Sports Physicians. Wellington.

  • Sheerin, K. (2013). Running biomechanics and gait retraining. In Manual Medics Conference: Contemporary Issues in Caring for the Injured Athlete. Auckland.

  • Sheerin, K. (2013). How to change running technique...and why you would want to in the first place. In Sports Medicine New Zealand Half Day Seminar Series - The medicine and science of running (pp. 31). Auckland.

  • Pearson, S., Sheerin, K., & Pfitzinger, A. (2013). Relationship between running kinematics and performance in elite triathletes. In ISBS - Conference Proceedings Archive. Taipei.

  • Sheerin, K., Fuller, C., & Targett, S. (2012). Rugby World Cup 2011: Injury surveillance study. In Sports Medicine New Zealand Conference. Auckland.

  • Sheerin, K. R., Williams, S., Hume, P., Whatman, C., & Gleave, J. (2012). Effects of gymnastics training on physical function on children. In ISBS - Conference Proceedings Archive (pp. 141-144). Melbourne.

  • Whatman, C., Hume, P., & Sheerin, K. R. (2010). Kinesio taping - what evidence is there for its effectiveness for sports injuries. In Sports Medicine New Zealand Conference. Wellington.

  • Sheerin, K. R., Hume, P., Whatman, C., & Croft, J. (2010). Reliability of lower limb strength, flexibility and 3D gait measures during running in young athletes. In Sports Medicine New Zealand Conference. Wellington.

  • Sheerin, K., Whatman, C., Hume, P. A., & Croft, J. (2010). Reliability of 3D gait kinematics in treadmill running in healthy young athletes. In The meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Congress. Michigan.

  • Sheerin, K. R., Whatman, C., Hume, P. A., & Croft, J. (2010). The reliability of lower limb isometric strength and hip flexibility measures for young athletes. In Proceedings of the International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science. Singapore.

  • Hume, P. A., Sheerin, K. R., Whatman, C., & Ferber, R. (2009). The integration of biomechanics and physiotherapy in lower limb injury screening. A tutorial workshop.. In New Zealand Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference. Rotorua.

  • Sheerin, K., Kendall, K. D., Cormack, S. N., & Ferber, R. (2008). Inter-rater reliability for goniometric measurement of common foot variables. In National Athletic Trainers Association Conference. St Louis.

  • Ferber, R., Sheerin, K., Kendall, K. D., & Clark, N. (2008). Measurement error of biomechanical gait parameters between a 100Hz and 30Hz camera. In National Athletic Trainers Association Conference. St Louis.

Reports

  • Sheerin, K. R., Wood, M., & Kilding, A. (2014). Development of the COPAT Assessment Standards for NZ Police Custody Officers. A Technical Report for New Zealand Police.

Oral presentations

  • Sheerin, K. (2008). Invited Seminar - Biomechanical approach to the prevention and rehabilitation of running injuries. Dunedin, New Zealand.

Other outputs

  • Iwamoto, S., Sheerin, K., Downes, M., & Hume, P. (2019). Field-based assessment of physical fitness in children. In Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand Bulletin (Iss. 11, pp. 23-26).