Guy Cameron

PhD, Bbiomedsci(hons), Bmedsci

About me and biography

Who is Guy and what does he do?

About me

I'm a proud Wailwan (Aboriginal) man living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. In my free time I love being active, going to the gym and going on nature walks. I consider myself a fitness enthusiast and I really enjoy playing video games in my free time! I'm also a proud catdad to two kittens, Coco and Rufus born in March 2023.

My university journey started later in life, which led me to a Doctorate of Philosophy (Immunology & Microbiology) awarded on the 4th of August 2021. I'm currently a fourth year medicine student and am enrolled in the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle which includes a Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine. I'm also a part-time researcher/academic with several affiliations and many exciting projects! 

Additionally, I'm actively engaged as a moderator for the Science Community on Twitter/X. My focus is on dispelling misinformation and fostering a better understanding of scientific concepts among the public.

Professional memberships

  • Co-chair: Indigenous student engagement committee, University of Newcastle’s School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Indigenous researcher: Aboriginal health research community panel, Hunter region
  • Category B & executive committee member: Animal Care and Ethics Committee, University of Newcastle
  • Student member: Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
  • Research affiliate: Immune Health and Brain Neuromodulation research programs, Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Indigenous member: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, Lowitja Institute
I pledge to be a #MentorFirst and will demonstrate my commitment to this pledge by putting into practice each of the action items in the #MentorFirst Commitments.

Academic affiliations

I work as a post-doctoral researcher with the Aboriginal ear and immune health team. In this role I'm helping to expand our knowledge on ear disease, which disproportionally affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. I also hold two fellowships, one is co-funded by the national imaging facility and systems neuroscience group to foster Indigenous collaboration and ownership in the field of imaging research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. The other fellowship is through NSW Health to investigate respiratory and ear bacteria which are known to cause life-threatening invasive disease. I'm an Indigenous tutor and mentor with the Wollotuka Institute, striving to assist mob with getting equal opportunity. Additionally, I was recently employed by the Hunter New England Local Health District as a technical assistant, helping out when there was an unmet need for extra support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Newcastle
Current staff - Guy Cameron

"I aim to be able to utilise both basic and clinical expertise in the future to assemble a multi-disciplinary team to tackle major health challenges, specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Although early in my career, I have a strong commitment to improving healthcare using a biomedical, clinical and community driven approach".
Aboriginal Ear Health
Hunter ENT

"Collaboration has allowed us to brainstorm difficult cases and work together achieving better results. We have been able to innovate better, keeping pace with and contributing to changes in techniques and technology. Through this collaboration Hunter ENT has driven better communication and a culture of the pursuit of excellence with a resulting benefit in management of diseases".
Hunter Medical Research Institute
Researcher profile - Guy Cameron

"I long for a day when every child gets to grow up happy and healthy, where they can achieve anything they want in life. My research makes small additions to our knowledge on disease with the hopes that other researchers and clinicians can take that knowledge and improve the lives of all Australians".
Systems Neuroscience Group
Team website

"Our team is culturally diverse and multidisciplinary, bringing together mathematicians, neuroscientists, psychologists, clinicians, social scientists and physicists to solve important fundamental and clinical questions."
National Imaging Facility
Fellowship - Guy Cameron

I aim "to foster Indigenous collaboration and ownership in the field of imaging research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians".

NIF drives innovation in "bioengineering, clinical science, biology, medical technology, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical therapies, agriculture, materials, museums and cultural collections".
Hunter New England Local Health District
HNE Health

"We encourage collaboration, openness and respect in the workplace to create a sense of empowerment for our people to use their knowledge, skills and experience to provide excellence in patient care for every patient, every time".

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