Ms Helen Cameron

Research Manager

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

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).

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.

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

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.

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.


  • Master of Qualitative Health Research, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practices, College of Law
  • Master of Business Administration, Southern Cross University


  • Enabling Education
  • Research Capacity Building


  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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-authorsParker 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]
DOI10.1071/PY10049Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2009Cameron H, Dupal P, 'Rural pathology under the microscope', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 17 222-223 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2009.01077.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1

Ms Helen Cameron


Research Manager
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Contact Details
Phone(02) 4921 8603


BuildingMcMullin Building
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308