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Charlotte Gordon

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

I qualified as registered nurse following an initial academic grounding in biological sciences.  Having practised and researched in the critical care environment for a number of years, I moved to focus my career towards the management and delivery of clinical research trials across multiple clinical 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 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 was awarded an MRC research scholarship in order to undertake a Master of Clinical Research and was awarded this by the University of Newcastle in 2011. My 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.

I lead diabetes education at Northumbria University, developing and leading an accredited diabetes module for post graduate nursing students. 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.

I am currently studying for my PhD which is exploring the biopsychosocial aspects and user acceptability of wearable glucose monitoring technology in adults with type 1 diabetes.

I am a committee member for the Royal College of Nursing National Diabetes Steering group for a tenure of 4 years demonstrating impact and engagement, influencing policy and professional guidance at a national level.

Charlotte Gordon

Campus Address

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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Blood glucose monitoring in diabetes, Gordon, C. 11 Apr 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Diabetes knowledge in patients' adult offspring, Gordon, C., Walker, M., Carrick-Sen, D. Jun 2014, In: Nursing times
  • Exploring risk, prevention and educational approached for the non-diabetic offspring of patients with type II diabetes - a qualitative study, Gordon, C., Walker, M., Carrick-Sen, D. 15 Nov 2013, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Restoration of endogenous C-peptide by islet transplantation is associated with increased duration of normoglycaemia and reduced blood glucose variability in recipients with Type 1 Diabetes, Brooks, A., Aldibbiat, A., Bennett, D., Wardle, J., Gordon, C., Walker, M., Shaw, J. 13 Mar 2013
  • Fall in circulating mononuclear cell mitochondrial DNA content in human sepsis’, Pyle, A., Burn, D., Gordon, C., Swan, C., Chinnery, P., Baudouin, S. Jun 2010, In: Intensive Care Medicine
  • Exploring the new speciality of clinical research nursing, Gordon, C. 17 Jul 2008, In: Nursing times
  • Nurse prescribing: Are hospital nurses prepared, Gordon, C. 28 Sep 2004, In: Nursing times

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Patient education - decision making, behaviours and choices.
  • Health technologies / Wearables
  • Digital health
  • Personalised healthcare


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