Dr Christopher Gordon

RN, PhD W'gong BN Sydney MExSc ACU
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer (Acute Care/Critical Care)

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0586

Biographical details

Christopher Gordon has been a registered nurse since 1990, working mainly in acute and intensive care in metropolitan and rural hospitals. He has a broad range of university and clinical teaching involving nursing, allied health and exercise science students. His teaching interests entail physiology, pathophysiology and advanced clinical assessment. He has a particular interest in simulation research and the interplay of stress and performance. His research focusses sleep and body temperature in normal and sleep disorders, and the use of body temperature as a biomarker of alertness and phenotyping.

Research interests

Areas of expertise

Research interests

  • Sleep research, interaction of sleep and body temperature
  • Clinical simulation, stress and performance
  • Stress physiology with a particular interest in body temperature regulation in disease states

Teaching and supervision

  • Research student supervision of Honours, Master's and PhD in sleep, health simulation education

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Coordinator

NURS5012: Assessment and Clinical Judgement (S1)

NURS5076: Pathophysiological Phenomena in Nursing (S1)

NURS5091: Simulation-based Learning in Health (S2)

NURS5073: Preventing Adverse Clinical Outcomes (S2)

Current projects

Melatonin for Delayed Phase Sleep Disorder Clinical Trial - Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Awards and honours

  • 2004 Third place Student Oral Presentation Award, First Integrated Symposium on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Thermal Biology and Temperature Regulation, International Union of Physiology Society, Rhodes, Greece
  • 2001 Elsevier Young Investigator Award, International Thermal Physiology Symposium, Wollongong, Australia

Keywords

Physiology; Health simulation; Body temperature; Sleep

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gordon, C., Craft, J., Tiziani, A. (2011). Understanding Pathophysiology. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier Australia.

Book Chapters

  • Arbour, R., Gordon, C. (2012). Nursing Management: Respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome. In Diane Brown and Helen Edwards (Eds.), Lewiss Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (Australian Version), (pp. 1926-1949). Sydney, Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Fogarty, A., Armstrong, K., Gordon, C., Groeller, H., Woods, B., Taylor, N. (2005). Physiological consequences of wearing personal protective equipment: clothing and helmets. In Yutaka Tochihara, Tadakatsu Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health and Performance in the Thermal Environment (Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series: Volume 3), (pp. 383-388). United Kingdom: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Todd, G., Gordon, C., Groeller, H., Taylor, N. (2014). Does intramuscular thermal feedback modulate eccrine sweating in exercising humans? Acta Physiologica, 212(1), 86-96. [More Information]
  • Craft, J., Hudson, P., Plenderleith, M., Wirihana, L., Gordon, C. (2013). Commencing nursing students' perceptions and anxiety of bioscience. Nurse Education Today, 33(11), 1399-1405. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Hughes, V. (2013). Creating Relevance and Credibility: New Approaches for Bioscience Education in Pre-registration Nursing Curriculum. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(2), 53-65.
  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Fethney, J., Green, J., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Buckley, T. (2013). The Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Blood Pressure Training in Preregistration Nursing Students. Simulation in Healthcare, 8(5), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Buckley, T., Gordon, C. (2011). The effectiveness of high fidelity simulation on medical-surgical registered nurses' ability to recognise and respond to clinical emergencies. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 716-721. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Buckley, T. (2009). The Effect of High-Fidelity Simulation Training on Medical-Surgical Graduate Nurses' Perceived Ability to Respond to Patient Clinical Emergencies. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(11), 491-498. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C. (2007). Graduate certificate in acute care nursing. Journal of Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia (GENCA), 18(1), 20-22.

Conferences

  • Ryall, T., Judd, B., Gordon, C. (2014). An Integrative Review of Simulation-based Assessments: What Really Works. ANZAHPE National Conference, Gold Coast: ANZAHPE.
  • Judd, B., Gordon, C., Alison, J., Waters, D. (2014). Does Clinical Simulation Elicit Similar Stress Responses to Clinical Practice in Physiotherapy students? ANZAHPE National Conference, Gold Coast: ANZAHPE.
  • Miller, C., Gordon, C., Yee, B., Mullins, A., Grunstein, R., KYLE, S. (2013). Thermoregulatory Responses and Sleep-Onset in Primary Insomnia: Preliminary Results. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, Winchester, IL, USA: Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC.
  • Gordon, C., Harrowell, L., Openshaw, H., Marshall, N., Mullins, A., D'Rozario, A., Kim, J., Grunstein, R., Vakulin, A. (2013). Thermoregulatory Responses in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients During Simulated Driving Across Extended Wakefulness. Sleep DownUnder 2013, River of Dreams, 25th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, Tokyo, Japan: The Japanese Society of sleep Research.
  • Hughes, V., Gordon, C. (2012). Bioscience Assessments: Making Connections to Clinical Practice. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Gordon, C., Plenderleith, M., Hudson, P., Wirihana, L., Craft, J. (2012). Cross-Sectional Analysis of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Bioscience. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Frotjold, A., Gordon, C., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Green, J., Buckley, T. (2012). Preparedness of Pre-Registration Nursing Students for Blood Pressure Measurement During Clinical Practice Using Human Patient Simulators. Simhealth 2011, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.
  • Gordon, C., Buckley, T. (2012). Three month evaluation of nurses' clinical emergency response training using immersive high-fidelity simulation. Simhealth 2012, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.
  • Haley, C., Gordon, C., Taylor, N., Jenkins, A. (2005). High-amplitude oscillations in human skin blood flow are distinct from known cardiac or respiratory influences. 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, ASB2005 in conjunction with the Australian Physiological Society, Australia: Australian Society for Biophysics.
  • Gordon, C., Haley, C., Caldwell, J., Taylor, N. (2005). Sudomotor responses during isometric exercise appear to be intensity- and muscle massdependent. 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, ASB2005 in conjunction with the Australian Physiological Society, Australia: Australian Society for Biophysics.

2014

  • Ryall, T., Judd, B., Gordon, C. (2014). An Integrative Review of Simulation-based Assessments: What Really Works. ANZAHPE National Conference, Gold Coast: ANZAHPE.
  • Judd, B., Gordon, C., Alison, J., Waters, D. (2014). Does Clinical Simulation Elicit Similar Stress Responses to Clinical Practice in Physiotherapy students? ANZAHPE National Conference, Gold Coast: ANZAHPE.
  • Todd, G., Gordon, C., Groeller, H., Taylor, N. (2014). Does intramuscular thermal feedback modulate eccrine sweating in exercising humans? Acta Physiologica, 212(1), 86-96. [More Information]

2013

  • Craft, J., Hudson, P., Plenderleith, M., Wirihana, L., Gordon, C. (2013). Commencing nursing students' perceptions and anxiety of bioscience. Nurse Education Today, 33(11), 1399-1405. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Hughes, V. (2013). Creating Relevance and Credibility: New Approaches for Bioscience Education in Pre-registration Nursing Curriculum. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(2), 53-65.
  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Fethney, J., Green, J., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Buckley, T. (2013). The Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Blood Pressure Training in Preregistration Nursing Students. Simulation in Healthcare, 8(5), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Miller, C., Gordon, C., Yee, B., Mullins, A., Grunstein, R., KYLE, S. (2013). Thermoregulatory Responses and Sleep-Onset in Primary Insomnia: Preliminary Results. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, Winchester, IL, USA: Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC.
  • Gordon, C., Harrowell, L., Openshaw, H., Marshall, N., Mullins, A., D'Rozario, A., Kim, J., Grunstein, R., Vakulin, A. (2013). Thermoregulatory Responses in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients During Simulated Driving Across Extended Wakefulness. Sleep DownUnder 2013, River of Dreams, 25th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, Tokyo, Japan: The Japanese Society of sleep Research.

2012

  • Hughes, V., Gordon, C. (2012). Bioscience Assessments: Making Connections to Clinical Practice. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Gordon, C., Plenderleith, M., Hudson, P., Wirihana, L., Craft, J. (2012). Cross-Sectional Analysis of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Bioscience. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Arbour, R., Gordon, C. (2012). Nursing Management: Respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome. In Diane Brown and Helen Edwards (Eds.), Lewiss Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (Australian Version), (pp. 1926-1949). Sydney, Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Frotjold, A., Gordon, C., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Green, J., Buckley, T. (2012). Preparedness of Pre-Registration Nursing Students for Blood Pressure Measurement During Clinical Practice Using Human Patient Simulators. Simhealth 2011, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.
  • Gordon, C., Buckley, T. (2012). Three month evaluation of nurses' clinical emergency response training using immersive high-fidelity simulation. Simhealth 2012, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.

2011

  • Buckley, T., Gordon, C. (2011). The effectiveness of high fidelity simulation on medical-surgical registered nurses' ability to recognise and respond to clinical emergencies. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 716-721. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Craft, J., Tiziani, A. (2011). Understanding Pathophysiology. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier Australia.

2009

  • Gordon, C., Buckley, T. (2009). The Effect of High-Fidelity Simulation Training on Medical-Surgical Graduate Nurses' Perceived Ability to Respond to Patient Clinical Emergencies. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(11), 491-498. [More Information]

2007

  • Gordon, C. (2007). Graduate certificate in acute care nursing. Journal of Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia (GENCA), 18(1), 20-22.

2005

  • Haley, C., Gordon, C., Taylor, N., Jenkins, A. (2005). High-amplitude oscillations in human skin blood flow are distinct from known cardiac or respiratory influences. 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, ASB2005 in conjunction with the Australian Physiological Society, Australia: Australian Society for Biophysics.
  • Fogarty, A., Armstrong, K., Gordon, C., Groeller, H., Woods, B., Taylor, N. (2005). Physiological consequences of wearing personal protective equipment: clothing and helmets. In Yutaka Tochihara, Tadakatsu Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health and Performance in the Thermal Environment (Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series: Volume 3), (pp. 383-388). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Gordon, C., Haley, C., Caldwell, J., Taylor, N. (2005). Sudomotor responses during isometric exercise appear to be intensity- and muscle massdependent. 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, ASB2005 in conjunction with the Australian Physiological Society, Australia: Australian Society for Biophysics.

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