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Charlotte Gordon

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

I qualified as registered nurse in 2003 following an initial grounding in Biological Sciences at Newcastle University.  Having practised and researched in the critical care environment, I moved to focus my 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 me 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 me to work collaboratively across the healthcare and pharma industries both nationally and internationally for over 10 years. I continue to collaborate with industry in the field of diabetes technology.

I was awarded the Alice Corey MRC research scholarship in order to undertake a Master of Clinical Research awarded by Newcastle University in 2011. I am currently studying for my PhD in Nursing Practice Development Research, exploring the biopsychosocial aspects and user acceptability of wearable glucose monitoring technology in adults with diabetes. I have published recent work focusing on diabetes and wellbeing, the evolution of diabetes technologies and the use of diabetes tech in people living with dementia and diabetes. 

I lead diabetes education at Northumbria University. Working closely with experts in practice in the delivery of diabetes education and research, enables me 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 my award of Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy and leadership of the MSc in Health and Social Practice CPD post graduate pathways. 

I was member and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing National Diabetes Steering group (2018-2023) and have recently been accepted as a member of the European Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) study group, Open Digital Health, the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) and am an associate member of Fuse - The Center for Translational Research in Public Health, demonstrating impact, engagement and collaboration, influencing policy and professional guidance at a national and international level.

I was involved in the COVID-19 national vaccination response both as a RHCP vaccinator, and as a vaccinator trainer. I continue to develop research activities around vaccination acceptance. 


Charlotte Gordon

Campus Address

Room G215
Coach Lane Campus (East)
Newcastle upon Tyne

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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Continuous glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetes, Gordon, C. 2 Feb 2023, In: Practice Nursing
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Gordon, C. 27 Jul 2023, Long-term Conditions in Adults, Hoboken, US, Wiley
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 2, Gordon, C. 27 Jul 2023, Long-term Conditions in Adults, Hoboken, US, Wiley
  • Guideline Summaries for Primary Care: Starting Injectable Treatments in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Gordon, C. 16 Mar 2023
  • Healthcare Workforce Policy Brief: Vaccination and the Registered Nursing Workforce, Unsworth, J., McCready, J., Erfani, G., Nichol, B., Gordon, C., Tomietto, M. 18 Oct 2023
  • Primary care nurses must be supported to utilise data in treating diabetes, says specialist, Gordon, C. 5 May 2023
  • Raising awareness of additional hydration care needs of residents with multimorbidity, Cook, G., Murray, J., Gordon, C. 2 Jun 2023, In: Nursing and Residential Care
  • Real world impact and experience of Abbott Freestyle Libre Glucose Monitoring, Gordon, C. 8 Aug 2022, PSAD - RAPID conference
  • 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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Other: BJN Podcasts - Vaccine Hesitancy 2023
  • Oral presentation: Royal College of Nursing Annual Congress - Learning and Well-being programme. Diabetes Technology 2023
  • Membership of network: Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (External organisation) 2023
  • Oral presentation: Real world impact and experience of Abbott Freestyle Libre Glucose Monitoring – work in progress 2022
  • Oral presentation: Diabetes Prevention National Networking Forum 2022
  • 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

  • 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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