Sue Gordon worked as a physiotherapy clinician in metropolitan and rural South Australia until 2006 when she moved to James Cook University. Sue contributed to the development of the curriculum for a new physiotherapy program and is currently head of the physiotherapy discipline.

Her rural and remote clinical experience has resulted in research collaborations across organisations and across the nation regarding preparation of graduates for practice.

Her clinical research and supervision is foccussed on the development of diagnostic and clinical pathways, and the application and evaluation of new tools to support to improve diagnostic and clinical pathways. She is currently conducting and supervising reserach about subacromial impingment, chronic low back, running injuries and hetertopic ossification.

Sue is the research advisor to the Australasian Lymphology Association and is actively involved in research regarding secondary lymphoedema after breast and urogenital cancers, and related to lymphatic filariasis. As a member of the James Cook University, World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre for Lymphatic Filariasis and Soil Helminths she has developed research collaborations in Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh.

  • 2010 - Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
  • 2012 - Research Advisor Australasian Lymphology Association

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Australian Rotary Health Research Fund - PhD Scholarship

The use of high frequency ultrasound (HFU) to descrie dermal depth and composition and its correlation with other physical measures in people with and without primary lymphoedema and to desctive the impact of physical interventions.

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$54,000 over 3 years
This project will investigate the dermis of those with primary lymphoedema to identify dermal changes with age and stage of lymphoedema. The dermis will be asessed using high frequency ultrasound which provides images depicting differing components of the dermis, allowing for measurement of these components. HFU will be used to assess the dermis after application of compression, one of the cornerstones oflymphoedema management. Clincially useful tools will be invetigated for correlation with properties identified with HFU; dermal change could be used clincially to assess and guide treatment.
Jennifer Phillips and Susan Gordon (College of Healthcare Sciences)
Primary Lymphoedema; Dermis; Intermittent pneumatic compression; high frequency ultrasound; compression; Therapy

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