Personal profile


Dr Cameron (BN, MHealthSc(HealthProm&HealthEd), PhD), is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and an affiliate fellow of the Australian Centre for Heart Health (2017-current) and the newly established Victorian Heart Institute (2020). With more than 25 years of experience as a cardiovascular clinical nurse. Since completion of her PhD (2010), her program of research is focused on improving health outcomes for patients and their carers with heart failure, stroke or cardiovascular disease. She has collaborated with leading national and international nursing researchers (Professors Cadilhac, Jaarsma, Riegel, Pressler, Gallagher) becoming internationally recognised for her research directed at understanding cognitive impairment as a barrier to heart failure self-care which achieved a number of highly cited research publications on this topic and understanding the burden faced by carers. More recently she has been forging a track record in developing and testing novel models of care, including e-health, to support recovery and secondary prevention after stroke. As a co-investigator and project manager on the NHMRC funded project, Recovery-focused Community support to Avoid readmissions and improve Participation after Stroke (ReCAPS), she has acquired expertise in conducting multisite randomised controlled trials. Dr Cameron is collaborating with the CSIRO in the co-design of a novel digital health platform for secondary prevention of stroke. 

Dr Cameron has established strong collaborations with nursing academics and multidisciplinary clinicians across Australia, securing over $9M in competitive grant funding to improve models of care for patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

Career summary: 40 peer-reviewed publications (H-index of 18); 5 editorials and 2 invited review papers; 26 published peer-reviewed abstracts; manuscript reviewer for 35 key medical and nursing journals; $11 million competative grant funding (since 2004). Dr Cameron is currently supervising 2 PhD students and has co-supervised to completion, three PhD (Nursing, Social Work and Psychology) candidates. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Nursing
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular research
  • Cardiac disease
  • Women's health
  • Secondary prevention

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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