Staff Profile


Career Summary


Helen is the Research Manager with the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia. Helen is responsible for overseeing, managing and supporting the Centre’s research activities. Within this role, Helen works to implement the Centre’s research plan and foster a research culture within the Centre. 

Helen has previously worked as an Executive Officer and Research Centre Manager with the University of Sydney, Department of Rural Health in Broken Hill.  In this role Helen was involved in managing the business of the UDRH, including managing contracts, HR and budgets and monitoring funding agreements. Prior to this, Helen worked in senior roles in a number of government departments and she has also worked as a Solicitor, mainly in the area of commercial law.

Helen has an MBA and a law degree and is also admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the NSW Supreme Court.  She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology).


  • Master of Qualitative Health Research, University of Sydney, 10/05/2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practices, College of Law, 31/12/2002
  • Master of Business Administration, Southern Cross University, 19/05/2008
  • Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University, 05/10/2000


Research keywords

  • Enabling Education
  • Research Capacity Building

Research expertise

Helen has undertaken projects relating to research capacity building in rural areas, including overseeing the Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development program within the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health and an evaluation of the Researcher Development Program. She has also been involved in undertaking research involving rural workforce, including the Point of Care Testing Trial in General Practice.


  • English

Fields of Research

160807Sociological Methodology And Research Methods40
130101Continuing And Community Education30
130103Higher Education30


Helen has undertaken projects and published in the area of research capacity building and rural workforce. She also provided training and support to rural qualitative researchers and completed a Master of Qualitative Health Research.


Administrative expertise

Helen has a Master of Business Administration and a great deal of senior administrative expertise within the University Sector.

Helen has provided executive management of the administrative functions of a rural University campus, including providing strategic policy advice and leadership in relation to human resource, finance, administrative, and capital works issues. She has developed business plans and communication plans, MOU's and other agreements relating to various projects. She has also negotiated at a high level with government departments, funding bodies and other external agencies.

She has been involved in the project management of a number of capital works projects, including the establishment of a rural clinical simulation learning environment.

She has also managed human resource functions and undertaken performance development and management of staff.


Teaching expertise

Helen has taught short courses on research methodologies to rural researchers and has also taught on medical negligence and informed consent.



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Journal article (3 outputs)

2013Cameron HE, Boreland FT, Morris JR, Lyle DM, Perkins DA, Magin PJ, et al., 'New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Researcher Development Program 2005-07: modest investment, considerable outcomes', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19 59-67 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Parker magin

2011McIntyre E, Brun L, Cameron H, 'Researcher development program of the primary health care research, evaluation and development strategy', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH, 17 114-121 (2011) [C1]
2009Cameron H, Dupal P, 'Rural pathology under the microscope', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 17 222-223 (2009) [C3]

Grants and Funding

No funding.


Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.


Ms Helen Cameron

Work Phone(02) 4921 8603
PositionResearch Manager
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
MCG60A, McMullin Building,
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308