Emily Gordon

Invited Speaker, Gerontology

Dr, Princess Alexandra Hospital/University of Queensland, QLD

    Emily Gordon is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She leads a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment and management to frail older adults in the acute and subacute hospital settings. She also provides an outpatient service, which focuses primarily on the diagnosis and management of cognitive impairment.

    She was awarded her MBBS in 2009 by the University of Queensland and completed her clinical training in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in South-East Queensland hospitals. She completed her Doctoral Thesis, titled ‘Sex differences in frailty’, in 2020 under the mentorship of Professor Ruth Hubbard, the foremost frailty researcher in Australia. Emily’s research interests include frailty pathophysiology, sex differences, and acute care of frail patients across different medical and surgical disciplines.

    Emily promotes academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, medical students and Allied Health colleagues. She mentors and supervises an increasing number of Registrars, medical students and Research Higher Degree Candidates as well taking on leadership roles in local and state scientific meeting organising committees.