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Dr Stuart Gordon PGDipED (Counselling and Guidance), PGDipEd (Adult Education), M.Phil, MRCVS, B.V.Sc., B.Sc. Hons, B.Sc.

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Professional Skills and Equine Medicine

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Although born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, the most populated portion of land per square metre on Earth, I quickly translocated to the open savanna planes of Zimbabwe, Africa, where I lived an idyllic life as an equine medicine clinician and lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe coupled with some private practice work. I was also the course veterinary officer at the Thoroughbred racecourse in Harare as well as veterinary advisor for a large veterinary drug company. My country, however, slowly turned into a social tragedy and economic disaster and I decided to move to New Zealand to take up the position as a senior equine medicine lecturer and clinician at Massey University. I am now also responsible for co-ordinating the teaching of veterinary professional skills to undergraduate veterinary students. My partner, Megan, is a lawyer, French teacher, dispute resolution mediator, business ethics lecturer, master chef and organic farmer, My daughter Janis is an academic, athlete and Home and Away junkie while my son, Lenny is a musician, artist and cricket fanatic. We also have a huntaway dog called Chilli. I love them all passionately.


Roles and Responsibilities

Co-ordinator of Veterinary Professional Studies

Paper Co-ordinator 227.501

Paper Co-ordinator 286.221

Paper Co-ordinator 227.114

Paper Co-ordinator 118.702

College of Science Teaching and Learning Committee member

IVABS Teaching and Learning Committee member

Veterinary Spine Implementation Committee member

Member of the Veterinary Leadership Programme

Massey Harassment Contact Person

Member of the Equine Veterinary Practitioner editorial board

I am an equine medicine clinician and academic who is also obsessed with the scholarship of veterinary teaching (including enquiry-based learning), veterinary student wellbeing and veterinary professional studies.

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Contact details

  • Ph: 00 64 6 356 9099 x 85121
    Location: 1.43, IVABS
    Campus: Palmerston North

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance) (2015)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult Education) - Massey University (2012)
  • Master of Philosophy - University of Zimbabwe (2010)
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2002)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science - University of Zimbabwe (1997)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours - University of Kwazulu Natal (1985)
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Kwazulu Natal (1984)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Veterinary Professional Studies

Veterinary Teaching and Learning

Veterinary Enquiry-based Learning

Equine Medicine

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212):
Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Personal and Professional Veterinary Skills

Veterinary Teaching and Learning

Veterinary Wellbeing

 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Current Projects

Project Title: McGeorge Research Fund - Determining essential veterinary professional skills using critical incident reporting

This project aims to solicit the opinion of veterinary students and veterinarians, using the critical incident reporting technique, to determine what professional skills are deemed to be essential to ensure veterinary career success. This study forms part of a larger study on veterinary professional skills. An attempt is being made to determine what professional skills are deemed to be essential by veterinary students and veterinarians to ensure veterinary career success. As co-ordinator of veterinary professional skills in the BVSc and BVT programmes, this study will contribute towards Stuart Gordon's research portfolio on veterinary professional skills and will help to determine what professional veterinary skills are deemed essential and, therefore, need to be included in an undergraduate veterinary curriculum.
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Date Range: 2016 - 2017

Funding Body: McGeorge Research Fund

Project Team:

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

227.114 Veterinary Professional Studies

227.115 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science I

227.213 Introductory Clinical Studies I, Diagnoses and Disease

227.214 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science II

227.217 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science III

227.315 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science IV

227.316 Small Animal & Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics I

227.317 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science V

227.414 Small Animal & Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics II

227.417 Small Animal & Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics III

227.418 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science VII

227.501 Veterinary Professional Studies

227.503 Veterinary Clinics

227.511 Veterinary Clinics and Public Health

286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete

118.702 Veterinary Medicine


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