Dr Gorddard graduated from the University of Western Australia Medical School in 1994 and has been a qualified Medical Oncologist since 2004. Her particular interest areas are breast cancer and head and neck cancers. Dr Gorddard is a Senior Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the ANU Medical School.
She is actively involved in the Medical Oncology Clinical Trials Unit at The Canberra Hospital, assists with teaching of the ANU medical students as well as junior medical staff at The Canberra Hospital, and is the current chair of the ACT Health Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting. She has two sessions a week at National Capital Medical Specialists on Tuesday and Friday mornings.