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Dr Guy Cameron

Dr Guy Cameron

Brief Profile / Biography

Guy is a proud Wailwan (Aboriginal) man with a Doctorate of Philosophy (Immunology & Microbiology). Guy is a post-doctoral researcher working as part of the Aboriginal ear & immune health, expanding our knowledge on ear disease which disproportionally affect Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children.

He also holds a fellowship co-funded by the national imaging facility & systems neuroscience group to foster Indigenous collaboration and ownership in the field of imaging research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

Additionally, Guy is an Indigenous tutor and mentor with the Wollotuka Institute, striving to assist mob with getting equal opportunity.

Research Interests 

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Infection
  • Immunity
  • Ear disease
  • Otitis media
  • Neuroimaging


Why did you get into research?

Entering University as a mature aged student, I wasn’t sure where I’d end up. I had one goal, to graduate and enter a career where I could help people. As I learned more about biology, I was amazed at how incredibly complex our bodies are. I became interested in learning about why disease develops, and wanted to understand how we can prevent things from going wrong in the first place.

What would be the ultimate goal of your resarch?

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. In particular, I hope that my research can help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are disproportionally affected by poorer health outcomes, and hope to help Australians who are disadvantaged in any way.


Future Focus

After finishing my medical training, I hope to establish a multi-disciplinary team to tackle some of major causes of morbidity and mortality in Australia. To improve health outcomes for our people I believe we need to bring clinicians and scientists together with members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


Specialised/Technical Skills

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research
  • Culture and analysis of various bacterial species
  • In vivo models of disease to explore mechanisms of injury
  • Advanced microscopy for analysis of cells and tissues
  • Computed analysis of large datasets (hospital patient records, laboratory gene expression, etc)
  • Neuroimaging research (MRI, etc)
  • Ear disease research (ear infections/otitis media)
  • Urinary tract research (kidney injury, urinary tract infection)



  • Indigenous Imaging Fellow | Systems Neuroscience | Hunter Medical Research Institute | School of Psychological Sciences
  • Post-doctoral Researcher | Aboriginal Ear Health | Hunter Medical Research Institute | School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Co-chair | Indigenous Student Engagement Committee | Medical Sciences, Callaghan Campus | School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Indigenous Tutor | Wollotuka Institute | Birabahn, Callaghan Campus | Indigenous Education and Research