About NOSM Education Research Communities

Erin Cameron


Current Positions and Appointments 

Assistant Professor, Human Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Affiliated Scholar, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health


2010-2014     Ph.D. Educational Studies, Specialization in the Social, Cultural, & Political Contexts of Education
                      Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON  

2009-2010     B.Ed. (Honours), Outdoor & Environmental Education, Health & Physical Education (7-12)
                      Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON  

2007-2009     M.A., Professional Communications, Specialization in International and
                      Intercultural Communications, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC

2005-2007     Dip., Creative Communications, Specialization in Public Relations, Red River College
                      Winnipeg, MB 

1997-2005     B.A., Kinesiology, Psychology, & English literature University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB 

Research Investigations

My current research interests include:

  • Medical and health education;
  • Health practitioner teacher education
  • Social justice and diversity education;
  • Social constructions of health, obesity, and the body;
  • Stigma and marginalization in society;
  • Wellness and Health promotion;
  • Body image and eating disorders; and,
  • Qualitative research methods.

Dr. Cameron is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students interested in working with Dr. Cameron should email her with their CV, writing sample, and a summary briefly indicating the ways in which they believe their research interests align.

Selected Publications

Sirna, K., Ward, P., Cameron, E., & Wareham, A. (in press) Embodied Display: A Critical Examination of the Biopedagogical Experience of Wearing Health. Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, 7(1), 1-12. (Accepted June 2017)

Ramos-Salas, X., Alberga, A.S., Cameron, E., Estey, L., Forhan, M., Kirk, S.F.L., Russell-Mayhew, S., Sharma, A.M. (in press). Addressing Weight Bias and Obesity Discrimination: Moving beyond raising awareness to creating change. Obesity Reviews (Accepted June 2017).

Reeves, C., Boyd, E., Roul, D., McGowan, E., & Cameron, E., (in press). Body Image in Rock Climbers: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Sport Behaviour. (Accepted June 2017).

Ryan, J. M., Cameron, E., & McGowan, E. L. (2017). Changing physical activity counseling outcomes among future health professionals. Clinical Kinesiology, 71(3), 25-33.

Cameron, E., & Russell, C. (Eds.)(2016). The fat pedagogy reader: Challenging weight based oppression in education. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.  

Cameron, E. (2016). “Weighty matters”: Faculty experiences with challenging dominant obesity discourse in higher education. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46(2), 111126.

Cameron, E., & O’Reilly, C. (2015). Sizing up stigma: Weighing in on the issues and solutions to diabetes and obesity stigma. Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 93(5), 430-437. 


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