Dr Brett GordonSenior Lecturer, Exercise Science & Physiology
Dr Gordon is Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with the Rural Health School at La Trobe University. Dr Gordon graduated with his PhD, investigating the time course of insulin resistance following resistance exercise in people with type 2 diabetes in 2012. He has worked with in academia for almost a decade and has seven years of clinical experience. He currently holds an honorary positions at RMIT University and Austin Health as an exercise physiologist.
Dr Gordon has numerous peer-reviewed publications in sports science, sports medicine and medical journals. He has also been an invited speaker at conferences and seminars and has reported his work at many national and international conferences. Dr Gordon's research has focused around the benefits of resistance training on maintaining and restoring health and began investigating the role of exercise on improving the level of functioning in children with chronic fatigue syndrome and is now focusing on how activity effects glucose regulation while trying to determine how long the metabolic response to resistance exercise lasts following a session of exercise. This has culminated in work using continuous glucose monitoring systems, accelerometers, GPS monitors and exercise in healthy people and those suffering health conditions.
Dr Gordon's research is focused on the role of exercise in the management of chronic disease and mechanisms to improve compliance to, and recovery from, exercise. He has previously supervised 2 honours students (both obtaining the grade of H1) and a masters level student to completion and is currently supervising 2 PhD candidates. Dr Gordon has a network of collaborations to form his research team beyond La Trobe University from RMIT and Deakin universities, Bendigo Health, St Vincent's and The Austin hospitals and the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. He is currently completing projects in the areas of diabetes, heart disease, heart rate variability and workplace exercise.