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Dr. Erin Cameron

CFSA Academic Director. NOSM Human Sciences Faculty. MERLIN Research Lead. (

Dr. Erin Cameron is an Associate Professor in Medical Education and Curriculum Development at NOSM University and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Social Accountability. She currently co-chairs the Northern and Rural Health curriculum course in the Undergraduate Medical Education program at NOSM U and is a founding member and the Chair of MERLIN (Medical Education Research Lab in the North), a community of practice research group focused on building capacity and doing innovative socially accountable medical education research.

As an educational leader, Erin represents NOSM on multiple national groups such as the Canadian Medical Education Research Centre Directors Group and the AFMC Social Accountability Network. Her program of research focuses on social justice pedagogies that support transformation in education and health systems. With regional, provincial, and national funding focused on socially accountable medical education research, professor Cameron fosters multidisciplinary research collaborations. Prior to joining NOSM in 2017, she held a faculty appointment at Memorial University of Newfoundland and enjoyed a varied career as a professional athlete and communications specialist. Erin loves living in Northern Ontario and enjoys vibrant outdoor adventures with her partner and four young children.