Dr Emily Gordon

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Emily Gordon is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research at the University of Queensland. Emily was awarded her MBBS in 2009 and completed nine years of clinical training in South-East Queensland hospitals. In 2014, she commenced a PhD, titled ‘Sex differences in frailty’, under the mentorship of Professor Ruth Hubbard. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as a General Physician and Geriatrician in 2018 and her PhD was conferred in 2020.

In her current clinical role, Emily leads a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment and management to frail older adults in acute and subacute inpatient and outpatient settings. Academically, she is considered to be an emerging leader in frailty research, particularly in the field of sex differences and pathophysiology of frailty, with a growing track record of publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. She also has a special interest in outcomes of importance for frailty patients and their caregivers. She has been award two Princess Alexandra Research Support Scheme Grants and a Queensland Health Clinical Research Fellowship in the last two years.

Emily encourages and supports Geriatric Medicine Trainees to consider higher degree by research pathways and is increasingly sought after as a supervisor and mentor, particularly by female trainees. She also supervises junior medical officers to complete research projects and is actively involved in teaching at the University of Queensland.

Qualifications

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Medical Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Navarro-Pardo, Esperanza, Villacampa-Fernández, Patricia, Hubbard, Ruth E. and Gordon, Emily (2017). Frailty and comorbidities: frailty in women. Menopause: a comprehensive approach. (pp. 303-315) edited by Antonio Cano. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-59318-0_19

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Baral, S., Reid, N., Siskind, D., Warren, N., Gordon, E. and Hubbard, R. (2022). Mental health diagnoses, frailty, and outcomes in a large cohort of Australian inpatients. The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2022, Perth, WA Australia, 8 - 10 June 2022. Richmond, VIC Australia: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Gordon, Emily, Peel, Nancye, Chatfield, Mark, Lang, Iain and Hubbard, Ruth (2021). Frailty: A cost incurred by reproduction?. The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 20/20 Hindsight: Vision for the Future, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 19-21 May 2021. Richmond, VIC, Australia: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Logan, B., Viecelli, A. K., Johnson, D. W., Tong, A., Comans, T., Janda, M., Pond, C., Pascoe, E., Peel, N. M., Gray, L., Pole, J., Polkinghorne, K., Jose, M., Gordon, E. H., Scholes-Robertson, N., Bailey, J., Robison, L., Hawley, C., Varghese, J., Kiriwandeniya, C., Reidlinger, D. and Hubbard, R. E. (2020). THE GOAL TRIAL PROTOCOL: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Frail Older People With Chronic Kidney Disease to increase attainment of patient-identified goals - A cluster randomised controlled trial. 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), Online, 28 November‐2 December 2020. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Sin, J. C. K., Bell, K., Kelly, L., Gordon, E. and Hubbard, R. (2019). Therapeutic prevention of fractures after neck of femur fracture - a rehabilitation perspective. The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 “Geriatric Medicine ‐ Best care to the end”, Adelaide, Australia, 13-15 May 2019. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12661

  • Gordon, E., Peel, N. and Hubbard, R. (2018). The male-female health-survival paradox in hospitalised older adults. British Geriatrics Society Communications to the Autumn Meeting, London, United Kingdom, 22-24 November 2017. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afy030.01

  • Gordon, E., Peel, N. and Hubbard, R. (2017). The male-female health-survival paradox in hospitalised older adults. The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting “Older People's Care through Community, Collaboration & Communication”, Rotorua, New Zealand, 10-12 May 2017. Hoboken, NJ United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Gordon, E., Gilbert, S., Austin, W., Luke, L. and Harvey, K. (2017). The memory clinic experience survey. The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting “Older People's Care through Community, Collaboration & Communication”, Rotorua, New Zealand, 10-12 May 2017. Hoboken, NJ United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Gordon, E., Peel, N. M., Samanta, M. and Hubbard, R. E. (2016). Sex differences in frailty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, “The AGEnder Paradox”, Cairns, QLD Australia, 1–3 June 2016. Richmond, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12337

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision