Researcher biography

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.