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Charlotte Gordon

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Charlotte qualified as registered nurse in 2003 following an initial undergraduate academic grounding in Biological Sciences at Newcastle University.  Having practised and researched in the critical care environment for a number of years, she moved to focus her career towards the management and delivery of clinical research trials across multiple clinical and disease specialties, but predominantly in the field of diabetes prevention and management. This allowed her to deliver cutting edge therapies to NHS patients, gaining a broad understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and extensive advanced clinical skills.

The arena of clinical trials enabled her to work collaboratively across the healthcare and pharma industries both nationally and internationally for over 10 years.

Charlotte was awarded an MRC research scholarship in order to undertake a Master of Clinical Research and was awarded this by Newcastle University in 2011. Her NIHR portfolio adopted qualitative research project explored risk, knowledge and educational approaches in the non-diabetic offspring of patients with type II diabetes resulting in several peer-reviewed publications.

Charlotte leads diabetes education at Northumbria University, developing and leading an accredited diabetes module for post-graduate nursing students alongside commissioned masterclass workshops. Working closely with experts in practice in the delivery of diabetes education and research, enables her to maintain close links and contemporary understanding of the clinical care of people living with diabetes.

Expertise in teaching and learning practice is recognised through her award of Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy. 

Charlotte is currently studying for her PhD in Nursing Practice Development Research, exploring the biopsychosocial aspects and user acceptability of wearable glucose monitoring technology in adults with type 1 diabetes.

She is a committee member and deputy chair of the Royal College of Nursing National Diabetes Steering group and has recently been accepted as a member of the PSAD European Association of the Study of Diabetes (EASD) study group, demonstrating impact and engagement, influencing policy and professional guidance at a national and international level.

Charlotte has recently been involved in the COVID-19 national vaccination programme both as a RHCP vaccinator, and as a vaccinator trainer. She has published a number of papers during the pandemic focussing on vaccine therapies and personal protective equiptment. 

Charlotte Gordon

Campus Address

Room G215
Coach Lane Campus (East)
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7XA

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Patient education - decision making, behaviours and choices.
  • Health technologies: Wearables and Digital Health
  • Digital health
  • Vaccination confidence

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Supporting the emotional well-being of patients with diabetes mellitus in primary care, Gordon, C. 6 Jul 2022, In: Nursing Standard
  • Work in progress - The real-world impact of Abbott Freestyle Libre (FSL) on biopsychosocial measures, and how this is further understood in relation to the lived experience of individuals living with type 1 diabetes: Early Career Researcher Poster Presentation, Gordon, C. Nov 2022, PSAD - RAPID conference
  • COVID-19 vaccination: intramuscular injection technique, Gordon, C. 25 Mar 2021, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine administration, Gordon, C., Porteous, D., Unsworth, J. 25 Mar 2021, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Blood glucose monitoring in diabetes mellitus: Current issues in Diabetes, Gordon, C. 15 Mar 2020, In: Practice Nursing
  • Supply and demand of PPE, Gordon, C., Thompson, A. 11 Jun 2020, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • The demands of diabetes: Communication, depression and diabetes - article for RCN Health+Care magazine, Gordon, C. 28 Feb 2020
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Gordon, C., Thompson, A. 9 Jul 2020, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Blood glucose monitoring in diabetes: rationale and procedure, Gordon, C. 11 Apr 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Starting injectable treatments in Adults with Type 2 diabetes, Kelly , S., Wijesundare, S., Reed, J., Webb, J., Mutandwa, L., Gordon, C. Oct 2019

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Membership of committee: Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (European Study Group) (External organisation) 2022
  • Membership of committee: NHS England and NHS Improvement (External organisation) 2022
  • Oral presentation: Covid 19 Vaccination training 2022
  • Oral presentation: Covid 19 Vaccination training 2022
  • Invited talk: RCN Student Ambassador Conference 2021 2021
  • Oral presentation: Research in Diabetes - It's good but it's not right... 2019
  • Invited talk: Royal College of Nursing - HCP Education Session 2019
  • Membership of committee: Royal College of Nursing (External organisation) 2019

  • Education PGCert September 01 2018
  • Research Methods MRes September 01 2011
  • Nursing Advanced Diploma January 01 2003
  • Biological Sciences BSc September 01 1999
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy 2019
  • NMC (Adult Nursing / Teacher Status) Nursing and Midwifery Council - registrant 2003


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