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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, 14/04/1999
  • Master of Arts, University of Sydney, 30/04/1993
  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Brisbane College of Advanced Education, 20/09/1984
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry), Queensland University of Technology, 08/02/1991

Research

Research keywords

  • Economic geography
  • Human geography
  • Political geography
  • Urban and regional geography

Research expertise

  • Economic geography: diverse economies and community economies including theories of development, class and subjectivity; community and social enterprise development.
  • Urban and regional geography: alternative economic and community development in marginalised urban and regional areas.
  • Political Geography: participatory research and evaluation, and community planning.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160499Human Geography Not Elsewhere Classified100

Awards

Research Award.

2000Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Australian Research Council (Australia)
Recognition of Research Excellence
1998Inaugural Mollie Holman Medal for the Most Outstanding PhD Thesis in the Arts Faculty, Monash Uni.
Monash University (Australia)
Recognition of Research Excellence

Teaching Award

2003Griffith University Award for Excellence in Teaching
Griffith University (Australia)
Award for Teaching Excellence
2002Awards for Excellence for "Planning for Sustainability: A Transport Example"
Planning Institute of Australia (Queensland Division) (Australia)
Award for Teaching Excellence

Invitations

A Tale of Two Icebergs
Volunteering Queensland, Innovate Symposium, Australia (Keynote Address)
2011
Take Back the (Food) Economy: Lessons from the Hummingbird
Inaugural Fair Share Festival, Newcastle, Australia (Keynote Address)
2010
Social Accounting for Community Organisations
QUT and Westpac Foundation Workshop on Social Impact, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2010
The contribution of community enterprises to the development of regions
Australian Regional Economy Conference, Australia (Keynote Address)
2008
Teaching a politics of hope and possibility
Social Sciences Teachers Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand (Keynote Address)
2007
Building Research Capacity in the Social Sciences Network (BRCSS)
Auckland University, Massey University & Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Distinguished Visitor)
2007
Invited presentation on Asset Based Community and Economic Development
Qld Dept of Housing, Board of Management & Dept of Communities, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2007
Invited one-day workshop, Shifting focus: a resident approach to making a difference
QLD Department of Housing, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2006
Building community economies: alternative economic development in marginalised areas
Department of Geography, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Invited Presenter)
2005
Building community economies: alternative economic development in marginalised areas
Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States (Invited Presenter)
2005
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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Cameron J, Gibson-Graham JK, 'Feminising the economy: Metaphors, strategies, politics', Gender, Place and Culture, 10 145-157 (2003) [C1]
2005Cameron J, Gibson K, 'Participatory action research in a poststructuralist vein', GEOFORUM, 36 315-331 (2005) [C1]
2009Cameron JA, Nairn K, Higgins J, 'Demystifying academic writing: Reflections on emotions, know-how and academic identity', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 33 269-284 (2009) [C1]
2009Cameron JA, 'Experimenting with economic possibilities: Ethical economic decision-making in two Australian community enterprises', The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity, Zed Books, London, United Kingdom 92-115 (2009) [B1]
2011Cameron JA, Manhood C, Pomfrett J, 'Bodily learning for a (climate) changing world: Registering differences through performative and collective research', Local Environment, 16 493-508 (2011) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Gibson-Graham JK, Cameron J, Healy S, Take Back the Economy: an Ethical Guide for Transforming our Communities, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 264 (2013) [A1]

Chapter (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cameron JA, Grant-Smith D, 'Putting people in planning: participatory democracy, inclusion and power', Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects, Routledge, London 197-205 (2014)
2014Cameron JA, Hendriks S, 'Narratives of social enterprise: Insights from Australian social enterprise practitioners', Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, Tilde University Press, Prahan, Australia 342-360 (2014)
2012Cameron JA, 'Take back the food economy: Lessons from the hummingbird', A Guidebook of Alternative Nows, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, Los Angeles, CA 89-96 (2012) [B2]
2010Cameron JA, 'Focusing on the focus group', Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada 152-171 (2010) [B2]
2009Cameron JA, 'Experimenting with economic possibilities: Ethical economic decision-making in two Australian community enterprises', The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity, Zed Books, London, United Kingdom 92-115 (2009) [B1]
2007Cameron J, 'Linking Participatory Research to Action: Institutional Challenges', Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methods: Connecting People, Participation and Place, Routledge, London, United Kingdom 206-215 (2007) [B1]
2005Gibson K, Cameron J, 'Building Community Economies in Marginalised Areas', Community and Local Governance in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 172-191 (2005) [B1]
2005Cameron J, 'Focussing on the Focus Group', Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 156-182 (2005) [B1]
2000Cameron JA, 'Doing "Women's" Work: Domestic Labor Politics', Class and Its Others, U of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 47-68 (2000)
1998Cameron JA, Gibson K, 'Land and Place', Australian feminism, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 173-177 (1998)
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Journal article (19 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cameron J, Gibson K, Hill A, 'Cultivating hybrid collectives: research methods for enacting community food economies in Australia and the Philippines', Local Environment, 19 118-132 (2014) [C1]
2014Cameron J, Hicks J, 'Performative Research for a Climate Politics of Hope: Rethinking Geographic Scale, "Impact" Scale, and Markets', Antipode, 46 53-71 (2014) [C1]
2014Wright SL, Cameron J, 'Researching diverse food initiatives: from backyard and community gardens to international markets', Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 19 1-9 (2014) [C2]
2014Gibson-Graham JK, Cameron J, Healy S, 'Authors' response: J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy, Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities.', Social and Cultural Geography, (2014) [C3]
2011Cameron JA, Manhood C, Pomfrett J, 'Bodily learning for a (climate) changing world: Registering differences through performative and collective research', Local Environment, 16 493-508 (2011) [C1]
2010Cameron JA, 'Business as usual or economic innovation?: Work, markets and growth in community and social enterprises', Third Sector Review. Special Issue: Social Enterprise and Social Innovation, 16 93-108 (2010) [C1]
2009Cameron JA, Nairn K, Higgins J, 'Demystifying academic writing: Reflections on emotions, know-how and academic identity', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 33 269-284 (2009) [C1]
2007Gibson-Graham JK, Cameron J, 'Community Enterprises: Imagining and Enacting Alternatives to Capitalism', Social Alternatives, 26 20-25 (2007) [C1]
2005Cameron J, Gibson K, 'Alternative Pathways to Community and Economic Development: The Latrobe Valley Community Partnering Project', GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 43 274-285 (2005) [C1]
2005Cameron J, Grant-Smith D, 'Building Citizens: Participatory Planning Practice and a Transformative Politics of Difference', Urban Policy and Research, 23 25-40 (2005) [C1]
2005Cameron J, Gibson K, 'Participatory action research in a poststructuralist vein', GEOFORUM, 36 315-331 (2005) [C1]
2005Cameron J, Grant-Smith D, Johnson A, 'Formative Evaluation for Improving Collaborative Planning: A Case Study at the Regional Scale', Australian Planner, 42 22-29 (2005) [C1]
2004Cameron J, Johnson A, 'Evaluating for Development: Planning for Public Involvement in SEQ2021', Australian Planner, 41 49-55 (2004) [C1]
2004Cameron J, Odendaal N, Todes A, 'Integrated area development projects: Working towards innovation and sustainability', Urban Forum, 15 311-339 (2004) [C1]
2003Cameron J, Gibson-Graham JK, 'Feminising the economy: Metaphors, strategies, politics', Gender, Place and Culture, 10 145-157 (2003) [C1]
2001Gibson K, Cameron J, ' Transforming communities: Towards a research agenda', Urban Policy and Research, 19 7-24 (2001)
2001Cameron JA, Community Economies Collective, 'Imagining and Enacting Non-Capitalist Futures', socialist review, 28 93-135 (2001)
1998Cameron J, 'The practice of politics: transforming subjectivities in the domestic domain and the public sphere', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHER, 29 293-307 (1998)
1996Cameron J, ' Throwing a Dishcloth into the Works: Troubling Theories of Domestic Labor', Rethinking Marxism, 9 24-44 (1996)
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Cameron JA, Juntrasook A, Morrison C, Nairn K, Renner S, Sligo J, et al., 'Negotiating and sustaining academic writing groups', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Hill A, Cameron JA, Gibson K, Pomfrett J, ''App-tion' research and digital doing of making the world', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2011 Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2011Cameron JA, 'Negotiating interdependence and building community economies', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2011 Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2010Cameron JA, Manhood C, Pomfrett J, 'Growing the community of community gardens: Research contributions', Community Garden Conference: Promoting Sustainability, Health and Inclusion in the City. Proceedings, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E1]
2008Cameron JA, 'Supporting the community enterprise sector in Australia: Lessons from grass roots enterprises', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2008: Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008Cameron JA, Gibson K, 'ABCD meets DEF: Using asset based community development to build economic diversity', The Inaugural ABCD Asia Pacific Conference: Program & Abstract Book, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Cahill A, Cameron JA, Gibson K, Hill A, Villalba M-A, 'Mobilising community assets for community economies: Strategies for building sustainable community projects', The Inaugural ABCD Asia Pacific Conference: Program & Abstract Book, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Cameron JA, Gibson K, 'From problem-solving to performativity, expertise to experimentation: Researching poverty and marginalisation', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2008: Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008Cameron JA, 'Building viable social enterprises', 2008 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts Online Program, Boston, MA (2008) [E3]
2006Cameron J, Gibson K, 'Representing Marginalisation: Finding New Avenues for Economic and Social Intervention', Proceedings of the State of the Australian Cities Conference, Griffith University Southbank, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
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Other (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Cameron JA, 'Planning for Public Involvement: A Step-by-Step Guide', ( pp.1-64). Griffith University, Nathan, QLD: Urban Research Program (2006) [R1]
2003Cameron JA, 'It's in Our Hands: Shaping Community and Economic Futures (documentary)', . Griffith University, Nathan, QLD: School of Environmental Planning (2003) [R1]
2001Cameron JA, 'Shifting Focus: Pathways to Community and Economic Development. A Resource Kit,', ( pp.1-190). Traralgon & Clayton, VIC: Latrobe City Council & Monash University (2001) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$53,194

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2013 (1 grants)

Identifying the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in rural and remote Australia.$14,560
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Associate Professor Jenny Cameron, Doctor Paul Hodge
SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,56020132013
GNo:G1401061

2010 (1 grants)

Strategic support to enhance collaborations and grants performances$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Pauline McGuirk, Associate Professor Jenny Cameron, Doctor Lesley Instone, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Meg Sherval, Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020102010
GNo:G1000678

2009 (1 grants)

Community Enterproses in the Food Sector: Characteristics and Challenges$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Jenny Cameron
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020092009
GNo:G0190110

2008 (3 grants)

Performing Windale(s): performance-based Community Cultural Development techniques enacting/enabling possible futures in public housing estates$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David Watt, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Associate Professor Jenny Cameron
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188401

Urban and Regional Research$3,000
Funding Body: Newcastle Innovation

Project Team
Professor Pauline McGuirk, Associate Professor Jenny Cameron
SchemeRole
Administered ResearchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020082010
GNo:G0189864

Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 30/6/2008 - 2/7/2008$634
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Jenny Cameron
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$63420082008
GNo:G0189191
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.13

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorThe Effects of Climate Change on Economic Resilience of Australian Agricultural Communities and its Relationship to Food Security
20142018PhD (Human Geography)Co-SupervisorOur Northern Waters - The Impacts of Australian Maritime Bordering on Regional Relationships
20132018M Philosophy (Social Work)Principal SupervisorExploring Community Organising in the Australian Context
20122021PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorSustainability, Stakeholders, and Peace: Using Peace Studies to Help Improve Stakeholder Consultation Processes in Natural Resource Management
20102016PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorFood Sovreignty: Lineaments of Non-Capitalist Economies
20102018PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorRe-thinking the Global Architectural Form
20062011PhD (Human Geography)Co-SupervisorEmotional Orientalisms: A Postcolonial Study of Emotions in HIV and AIDS Development Work in PNG

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011PhD (Human Geography)Co-SupervisorPost-human Geographies of the Southern Ocean
2010PHD Studies In Human Society
Griffith University
Co-SupervisorTrust, Power and Engagement: Participatory Water Planning on the Gold Coast, Australia
2010PhD (Human Geography)Co-SupervisorA Just Transition to Sustainability in a Climate Change Hot Spot: The Hunter Valley, Australia
PHD Studies In Human Society
Griffith University
Co-SupervisorRegulating the Unspeakable: A Policy Story of Boaters, Floaters, Voters and Matter out of Place
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Associate Professor Jennifer (Jenny) Cameron

Work Phone(02) 4921 5095
Fax(02) 4921 5877
Email
PositionAssistant Dean (Research Training)
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaGeography and Environmental Studies
Office
SRR206,
Geography,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jenny-cameron