Ian's Publications



2011 - 2015

Granger CL, Holland AE, Gordon IR, Denehy L.  Minimal  important difference of the 6-minute walk distance in lung cancer. Chronic  Respiratory Disease 2015; DOI: 10.1177/1479972315575715.

Finch, S. & Gordon, I. (2014).  The  development of a first course in statistical literacy for undergraduates. In MacGillivray,  H., Martin, M., and Phillips, B. (eds) Topics from Australian Conferences on  Teaching Statistics: OZCOTS 2008-2012, Springer Science + Business Media, New  York.

Gordon IR, Finch SJ.   Statistician heal thyself: have we lost the plot? Journal of  Computational and Statistical Graphics 2014;  DOI: 10.1080/10618600.2014.989324  (to appear in 2015).

Campbell T, Dunt D,  Fitzgerald JL, Gordon I.  The impact of patient narratives on  self-efficacy and self-care in Australians with type 2 diabetes: stage 1  results of a randomized trial. Health Promotion International 2013;  doi:10.1093/heapro/dat058.

Pierce  R, Chick H, Gordon I. Teachers’ perceptions of the factors influencing their  engagement with statistical reports on student achievement data. Australian  Journal of Education 2013; 57: 237-255.
Ratnam I, et al. Incidence  and risk factors for acute respiratory illnesses and influenza virus infections  in Australian travellers to Asia. J Clin Virol 2013; 57:54 – 58.

Berlowitz DJ, Spong J, Gordon I, Howard ME, Brown DJ.  Relationships between objective sleep indices and symptoms in a community sample of people with tetraplegia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012; 93: 1246-52.

Hepworth G,   Gordon I. Assessing similarity of DNA profiles. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series   C 2011; 60: 125 – 133.

Berney SC, Gordon IR, Opdam HI, Denehy   L.  A classification and regression tree to assist clinical decision making in   airway management for patients with cervical spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2011; 49: 244 –   250.

Berlowitz DJ, Spong J, O’Donoghue FJ, Pierce RJ, Brown DJ, Campbell   DA, Catcheside PG, Gordon I, Rochford PD.  Transcutaneous measurement of carbon   dioxide tension during extended monitoring: evaluation of accuracy and   stability, and an algorithm for correcting calibration drift. Respiratory Care 2011; 56: 442 –   448.

2006 - 2010

Campbell BCV,   Christensen S, Butcher KS, Gordon I, Parsons MW, Desmond PM, Barber PA, Levi CR,   Bladin CF, De Silva DA, Donnan GA, Davis SM and for the EPITHET Investigators.   Regional very low cerebral blood volume predicts hemorrhagic transformation   better than diffusion-weighted imaging volume and thresholded apparent diffusion   coefficient in acute ischemic stroke. Stroke 2010; 41: 82-88.

Fitzharris M,   Day L, Lord SR, Gordon I, Fildes B.  The Whitehorse NoFalls Trial: effects on fall rates   and injurious fall rates. Age and   Ageing 2010; 39: 728 – 733.

Hayward PAR, Horrigan ML, Hare   DL, Gordon IR, Matalanis G , Buxton   BF. Comparable patencies of the radial artery and right internal thoracic artery   or saphenous vein beyond 5 years:  Results from the Radial Artery Patency and   Clinical Outcomes trial. J. Thorac.   Cardiovasc. Surg. , 2010; 139: 60 - 67.

Lawford GJ, Gordon I.    The effect of offset correlation on positional accuracy estimation for linear   features .  International Journal of   Geographical Information Science 2010; 24: 129-140

Reeve JC,   Nicol K, Stiller K, McPherson KM, Birch P, Gordon IR, Denehy L.  Does   physiotherapy reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications   following pulmonary resection via open thoracotomy? A preliminary randomised   single-blind clinical trial. Eur   J Cardiothorac Surg 2010, 37 :1158-1166.

Reeve   J, Stiller K, Nicol K, McPherson KM, Birch P, Gordon IR, Denehy L. A   postoperative shoulder exercise program improves function and decreases   pain following  open thoracotomy: a randomised trial. J Physiother 2010; 56: 245 – 52.

McCullough MJ, Hepworth   G, Gordon I, Clemons KV, Stevens DA..  Molecular epidemiology of global Candida   dubliniensis isolates utilizing genomic-wide, co-dominant, PCR-based markers for   strain delineation. Medical Mycology 2009; 47 :789-795.

Gordon IR,   Hall, P.  Estimating a parameter when it is known that the parameter exceeds a   given value. Australian and NZ Journal of   Statistics 2009; 449-460.

Harrison DM,   Loughnan PM, Manias E, Gordon I, Johnston L. Repeated doses of   sucrose continue to reduce procedural   pain during prolonged hospitalizations. Nursing Research . 2009: 58 :427-434.

Buxton BF, Hayward PAR, Newcomb AE,   Moten S, Seevanayagam S, Gordon I.  Choice of conduits for coronary artery   bypass grafting: craft or science? European   Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2009; 35 :658-670.

Forsyth DM,   Parkes JP, Woolnough AP, Pickles G, Collins M, Gordon I.  Environmental and   economic factors determine the size of the commercial feral goat harvest in   Western   Australia. Journal   of Applied Ecology 2009; 46 :101–109.

Marriott MP, Emery B,   Cate HS, Binder MD, Kemper D, Wu Q, Kolbe S, Gordon IR, Wang H, Egan G, Murray   S, Butzkueven H, Kilpatrick TJ.  Leukemia Inhibitory Factor signalling modulates   both central nervous system demyelination and myelin repair. Glia 2008; 56 :   686–698.

Hayward PAR, Hare DL, Gordon I,   Buxton BF.  Effect of radial artery or saphenous vein conduit for the second   graft on 6-year clinical outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting.  Results   of a randomized trial. European Journal of   Cardiovascular Surgery 2008; 34 :113–117.

Stevenson IH, Teichtahl   H, Cunnington D, Ciavarella S, Gordon I, Kalman JM.  Prevalence of sleep   disordered breathing in paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation patients   with normal left ventricular function. European Heart Journal 2008; 29 :   1662–1669.

Badcock ME, Gordon I, McCullough MJ.  A blinded randomized controlled trial   comparing lignocaine and placebo administration to the palate for removal of   maxillary third molars. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial   Surgery 2007; 36 : 1117–1182.

Blackwell SA, Taylor RV, Gordon I, Ogleby CL, Tanijiri T, Yoshino M, Donald MR   and Clement, JG.  3-D imaging and quantitative comparison of human dentitions   and simulated bite marks. Int J Legal Med . 2007; 121 :9–17.

Brockwell S, Gordon IR.  A simple method for inference on an overall effect in   meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26 :4531–4543.

Hepworth G, Gordon IR, and McCullough MJ. Accounting for dependence in similarity data from DNA fingerprinting. Statistical Applications in Genetics and   Molecular Biology 2007; 6:Issue 1 , Article 1. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/sagmb/vol6/iss1/art1

Hayward PAR, Hare DL, Gordon I, Matalanis G, Buxton BF.  Which arterial conduit?   Radial artery versus free right internal thoracic artery: six-year clinical   results of a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007; 84 :493–497.

Carey MP, Goh   JT, Rosamilla A, Cornish A, Gordon I, Hawthorne G, Maher CF, Dwyer PL, Moran P,   Gilmour DT.  Laparoscopic versus open Burch colposuspension: a randomised   controlled trial. BJOG 2006; 112 :999–1006.

Gun RT, Pratt N,   Ryan P, Gordon I, Roder D. Tobacco and alcohol-related   mortality in men: estimates from the Australian cohort of petroleum industry   workers. Aust NZ J Public Health 2006; 30 : 318–324.

2001 - 2005

Shah P, Bui K, Blackmore S, Gordon I, Hare D, Fuller J, Seevanayagam S, Buxton BF.  Has the in-situ right internal thoracic artery been overlooked?  An angiographic study of the radial artery, internal thoracic arteries and saphenous vein graft patencies in symptomatic patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Surg. 2005; 27 (5):870–875.

Buxton BF, Gordon I, Hare DL, Moten S, Durairaj M, Seevanayagam S. Do   the angiographic results from symptom-directed studies reflect the true graft   patency? Ann Thorac Surg 2005; 80 :896–901.

Greig J, Carnie J, Tallis G, Ryan N, Tan A, Gordon I, Zwolak B, Leydon J, Guest C, Hart W. An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Melbourne Aquarium, April 2000: investigation and case-control studies. Medical Journal of Australia 2004 180 :566–72.

Herrman H, Evert H, Harvey C, Gureje O, Pinzone T, Gordon I. Disability and service use among homeless people living with psychotic disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2004; 38 :965–974.

Parashos P, Gordon I, Messer HH.   Factors influencing defects of rotary nickel-titanium endodontic instruments after clinical use. Journal of Endodontics , 2004 30 : 722–725.

Shah PJ, Durairaj M, Gordon I, Seevanayagam S, Tatoulis J, Buxton BF. Factors affecting patency of ITA graft: clinical and angiographic study in 1434 symptomatic patients operated between 1982 and 2002. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2004 26 :118–124.

Shah P, Seevanayagam S, Rosalion A, Gordon I, Fuller J, Raman JS, Durairaj M, Buxton BF.  Patency of the radial artery graft: angiographic study in 209 symptomatic patients operated between 1995 and 2002 and review of the current literature. Heart Lung and Circulation 2004; 13 (4):379–83.

Buxton BF, Raman JS, Ruengsakulrach P, Gordon I, Rosalion A, Bellomo R, Horrigan M, Hare DL. Radial artery patency and clinical outcomes - Five-year interim results of a randomized trial. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 125 :1363–71.

Hocking B, Gordon I.  Decreased survival for childhood leukaemia in proximity to TV towers. Archives for Environmental Health , 2003 58 : 560–564.

Shah PJ, Hare DL, Raman JS, Gordon I, Chan RK, Horowitz JD, Rosalion A, Buxton BF. Survival after myocardial revascularization for ischemic cardiomyopathy - a prospective ten-year follow-up study. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 126 :1320–27.

Shah PJ, Gordon I, Fuller J, Seevanayagam S, Rosalion A, Tatoulis J, Raman JS, Buxton BF. Factors affecting saphenous vein graft patency: clinical and angiographic study in 1402 symptomatic patients operated on between 1977 and 1999. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 126 :1972–77.

Day L, Fildes B, Gordon I, Fitzharris M, Flamer H, Lord S. Randomised factorial trial of falls prevention among older people living in their own homes. British Medical Journal 2002 325 :128–131.

Brockwell SE, Gordon IR. A comparison of statistical methods for meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine 2001 20:825–840.

Selected publications from 1983–2000

Bertram JF, Young RJ, Spencer K, Gordon I. Quantitative analysis of the developing rat kidney: absolute and relative volumes and growth curves. Anatomical Record 2000 258 :128–135.

Gordon I, Boffetta P, Demers PA. A case-study comparing a meta-analysis and a pooled analysis of studies of sinonasal cancer among wood workers. Epidemiology 1998 9 :518–524.

Buxton BF, Komeda M, Fuller JA, Gordon I. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting may improve late results of coronary artery surgery. Circulation 1998 98 [suppl II]: II-1–II-6.

Christie D, Gordon I, Heller R. Epidemiology: an Introductory Text for Medical and other Health Science Students . Second edition (completely revised and updated): Kensington: University of N.S.W. Press, 1997, 150 pp.

Hocking B, Gordon I, Grain H, Hatfield G. Cancer incidence and mortality and proximity to TV towers. Medical Journal of Australia 1996; 165 :601–605.

Gordon I, Watson R. The myth of continuity-corrected sample size formulae. Biometrics 1996; 52 :71–76.

Mitchell H, Medley G, Gordon I, Giles G. Cervical cytology reported as negative and risk of adenocarcinoma of the cervix: no strong evidence of benefit. British Journal of Cancer 1995; 71 :894–897.

Gordon I. Sample size for two independent proportions: a review. Australian Journal of Statistics 1994; 36 :199–209.

Gordon I, Watson R. A note on sample size determination for comparison of small probabilities. Controlled Clinical Trials 1994; 15 :77–79.

Gordon I. On sample size determination for discrete data . PhD thesis, 1993, 156 pp.

Christie D, Robinson K, Gordon I, Bisby J. A prospective study in the Australian petroleum industry. II: Incidence of cancer. British Journal of Industrial Medicine 1991; 48 :511–514.

Christie D, Robinson K, Gordon I, Bisby J. A prospective study in the Australian petroleum industry. I: Mortality. British Journal of Industrial Medicine 1991; 48 :507–510.

Schlicht SM, Gordon IR, Ball JRB, Christie DGS. Suicide and related deaths in Victorian doctors. Medical Journal of Australia 1990; 153 :518–521.

Gordon I, Christie D, Robinson K. Social class as indicated by area of residence: a mortality study within an Australian industrial population. Community Health Studies 1989; 13 :170–76.

Christie D, Gordon I, Robinson K, Santamaria J, O'Brien M. Recidivism in a cohort of young Australian drink-drivers. Medical Journal of Australia 1987; 147 :427–30.

Gordon I. Sample size estimation in occupational mortality studies with use of confidence interval theory. American Journal of Epidemiology 1987; 125 :158–162.

Wilson SR, Gordon I. Calculating sample sizes in the presence of confounding variables. Applied Statistics 1986; 35 :207–213.

Watson R, Gordon I. On quantiles of sums. Australian Journal of Statistics1986; 28 :192–199.

Gordon I. Error rates for orthogonal contrasts after a significant F-test. Australian Journal of Statistics 1985; 27 :246–251.

Christie D, Robinson K, Gordon I, Rockett I. Health Watch: The Australian petroleum industry health study surveillance programme. Medical Journal of Australia 1984; 141 :331–334.

Gordon IR. Ancillarity and minimal sufficiency. Australian Journal of Statistics 1983; 25 :273–277.