Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Adrian Cameron

Position Senior Research Fellow
Email adrian.cameron@deakin.edu.au
Area Deakin Population Health SRC
Phone +61 3 92517741
Campus Melbourne Burwood Campus

Role and profile
Dr Adrian Cameron is a public health epidemiologist working in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Dr Cameron holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) post-doctoral training fellowship.

Teaching responsibilities
Guest lecturer and supervisor or co-supervisor of Masters and PhD students

Research interests
Dr Cameron has published widely in areas related to obesity and the metabolic syndrome. His current research involves the investigation of behaviours related to obesity, with an overarching theme of disadvantage present in much of his work. Active research projects include investigations of 1) influences on obesity-related behaviours in children and 2) the supermarket food environment.

Awards and prizes
2012 – Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher
2011 – Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award (Finalist, Medicine and Medical Sciences Category)
2010 – Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society – Young Investigator of the Year
2009 - Victorian Government, Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, commendation
2007 - Metabolic Syndrome Institute Award, Metabolic Syndrome Institute, New York
2005 - National Heart Foundation, Post Graduate Research Scholarship, top ranked Victorian scholar

International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

Service to the University, discipline or community
Dr Cameron is an Associate Editor of BMC Public Health and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. He is also a regular manuscript reviewer for numerous journals and a grant reviewer for the NHMRC and several other funding agencies.

Cameron AJ, Crawford D, Ball K. 2009. ‘Clustering of obesity-related risk factors in children and their mothers’ (Oral presentation). Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, Melbourne.

2008. ‘Questioning the appropriateness of recommended waist cut-points for Europids and Asian Indians based on relationships with incident diabetes’. European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting, Rome.

2008. ‘Do those with diagnosed diabetes have better diet and lifestyle patterns than those with newly diagnosed diabetes, IFG or IGT? Evidence from AusDiab’. Australian Diabetes Society/Australian Diabetes Educators Association annual scientific meeting, Melbourne.

2008. ‘Metabolic Syndrome analysis using data from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab)’ (Award acceptance presentation). Metabolic Syndrome Institute committee meeting, New York.

2008. ‘Issues related to ethnicity in the use of waist circumference as a surrogate for visceral obesity in the Metabolic Syndrome’. International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention of Diabetes meeting for a consensus definition of the Metabolic Syndrome, London.

2008. ‘Epidemiology of Obesity’. Geelong Hospital Regional Symposium, Geelong, 2008.
Guest speaker, Science for the Real World: RMIT National Science Week Seminar, Melbourne.

2008. ‘A Diabetes Epidemic in Bangladesh: Bigger than Bird Flu?’ (Invited guest speaker). Centre Scientific Forum, ICDDR,B Centre for Population Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2007. ‘Is the Metabolic Syndrome a useful and necessary tool for prediction of diabetes? The AusDiab study’. Pre-diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome conference, Barcelona.

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12th June 2012