Department of Exercise Sciences

Our staff

The Department of Exercise Sciences has internationally recognised scholars on staff that are committed to the University's mandate of producing high quality research and teaching.

Academic Staff

Academic Qualifications Position


Phone Ext E-mail
Associate Professor TTC Ardmore, DipPE Otago, MSc Wyoming, PhD Penn State University Head of Department Greg Anson 82975
Professor BHK Windsor, MSc PhD Simon Fraser University Deputy Head of Department Winston Byblow 86844
Associate Professor BPHE Toronto, MA McGill PhD Toronto University   Heather Smith 84681
Associate Professor MChiroSci Macquarie University NSW
MSc PhD University of Auckland
  James Stinear 82378
Associate Professor BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD Loughborough University  

Nicholas Gant

Dr MSc, PhD Guelph University Senior Lecturer Stacey Reading 83766
Dr BS Shanghai Jiao Tong, PhD Texas Tech Senior Lecturer Yanxin Zhang 86859 or 82560
Dr BSc(Hons) & PhD University of Auckland Senior Lecturer Graeme Carrick-Ranson 86849
Dr BTech Biomed, (Hons), PhD University of Auckland Lecturer Angus McMorland

Arne Nieuwenhuys, PhD VU University Amsterdam  Lecturer Arne Nieuwenhuys 87974
Dr BSc Biomed, MSc (First Class Honours) & PhD University of Auckland Research Fellow  Victor Borges  84677 
Dr B Hlth Sc (Hons), PhD University of Adelaide Research Fellow John Cirillo 87810
Mr BPhEd University of Otago
PGDipHlthSci University of Auckland
MSc (First Class Honours) University of Auckland
Professional Teaching Fellow Paul Nolan 86630
Mr DipIT Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
BBiomedSci University of Otago
BSc(Hons) University of Auckland
Professional Teaching Fellow Waruna Weerasekera 82544


Professional staff

Role  Name Phone Ext E-mail
Business Operations Manager Tamaki Michael Groom
Academic Services Coordinator Kharmin Sukhia 86887
Group Services Coordinator/Administrator Bessie D'Sa 86825
Accountant Vivian Nayon 87483
Exercise Science Technician Terry Corin 85197
Exercise Physiology Technician Sivani Patel
Movement Neuroscience Lab Technician April Ren

Health and Performance Practitioners

Role  Name Phone Ext E-mail
Team Leader/
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Brendon Roxburgh, MSc 82540
Clinical Exercise Physiologist                       Catherine Moss, MSc 82139
Clinical Exercise Physiologist Cindy Morrison, MSc 82540
Clinical Exercise Physiologist Tyler Elliott, MSc 82139

Clinical Exercise Physiologist Craig Parker MSc 82540