Cameron's work explores complex health and social problems in urban settings.
Health and human development; substance use and misuse; mental health; social inclusion; health promotion.
Recent research has focused on the relationship between health, place and social context with a particular focus on housing insecurity, mental illness and substance use. Cameron 's primary aim is to contribute to the development of theoretically informed accounts of housing insecurity, mental illness and substance use, more alert to the social, structural and experiential dimensions of health in urban settings.
He has ongoing international collaborations with scholars at the University of Warwick, University College London, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria, Canada where he employs varied qualitative and ethnographic research designs. Research partners include MIND Australia and Oygen Youth Health, as well as scholars at the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne.
Cameron was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship in 2014 and is based in the School of Management.