About Dr Christopher Gordon

Christopher 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 the integration of physiology and pathophysiology into nurse education and simulation. Christopher undertook his higher research degrees in the field of human stress physiology, with an emphasis on temperature regulation, fluid volume distribution and exercise. Christopher has research interests in nursing and stress physiology. These include the use of clinical simulation in nurse education and the integration of bioscience into nursing curricula. His other research focus is in stress physiology with a particular interest in body temperature regulation in disease states.

Selected publications


Journal publications:

Buckley T & Gordon CJ (2009). Medical-surgical nurses’ ability to recognise and manage patient clinical emergencies is enhanced following high-fidelity simulation training. Nurse Education Today, Accepted February 2010.

Gordon CJ & 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.

Gordon CJ (2007). Graduate certificate in acute care nursing. Journal of Gastroenterological Nurses Association, 18(1): 20-22.

Gordon CJ, Haley CD, McLennan PL, Tipton MJ, Mekjavić IB & Taylor NAS (2004). An open-loop model for investigating mammalian thermosensitivity. Journal of Thermal Biology, 29(7-8): 703-707.

Haley CD, Gordon CJ, Taylor NAS & Jenkins AJ (2004). Investigating high-amplitude oscillations in rat tail skin blood flow during core heating and cooling. Journal of Thermal Biology, 29(7-8): 779-783.

Fogarty AL, Armstrong KA, Gordon CJ, Groeller H, Woods BF, Stocks JM & Taylor NAS (2004). Cardiovascular and thermal consequences of protective clothing: a comparison of clothed and unclothed states. Ergonomics, 47(10): 1073-1086.

Gordon CJ, Fogarty AL, Greenleaf JE, Taylor NAS & Stocks JM (2003). Direct and indirect methods of plasma volume determination during thermoneutral and cold-water immersions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 89 (5): 471-474.

Book chapters and reports:

Fogarty AL, Armstrong KA, Gordon CJ, Groeller H, Woods BF & Taylor NAS (2005). Physiological consequences of wearing personal protective equipment: clothing and helmets. In: Tochihara Y & Ohnaka T (Eds). Environmental ergonomics: The ergonomics of human comfort, health and performance in the thermal environment. Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series Volume 3. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 383-388.

Fogarty AL, Armstrong KA, Gordon CJ, Groeller H, Woods BF & Taylor NAS (2002). Thermal protective clothing and cardiovascular function. In: Tochihara Y (Ed.). Environmental Ergonomics X Fukuoka: International Environmental Ergonomics, 497-498.

McLennan P, Gordon CJ, Thiocharoen P, Armstrong KA, Smith DL, Steele JR, Fogarty AL, Groeller H & Taylor NAS (2001). Anatomical, physiological and functional significance of gender differences. UOW-HPL-Report-005, Department of Australian Defence Force Report, Canberra, Australia.