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Erin Cameron

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Lakehead University Campus
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Assistant Professor, Human Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Affiliated Scholar, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health



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


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


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


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


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 Kinesiology71(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.