Liz Cameron

Professor Liz Cameron is affiliated with the Dharug Nation that lies in the geographical areas of north western Sydney in NSW. In 2014, Liz received her PhD in Aboriginal Knowledges at Newcastle University researching traditional art-making in healing. Her interests lie in art-based practices and psychology, restoring and protecting Country (land and sea) and human embodiment within place belonging. As a practising artist, Liz has engaged in various creative initiatives and exhibtions including working as an art therapist in aged care and child/family practices, exhibiting at Newcastle University Gallery, Watts Space, and Narana Aboriginal Cultural centre.

Through using creativity within her practice, Liz explores cultural knowledge within an Indigenous social/emotional framework via a strength based approach. In 2010, Cameron was successful in gaining the National Indigenous Staff Scholarship Award through the Premiers Department, was noted as one of the top ten Women Researchers at  Macquarie University in 2009 and later received the Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Education, in consequative years of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Her current role is as Professor of Indigenous Knowledge (Research) at Deakin University, where she works collabotatively with various universities and communities in raising the awareness of the value in traditional Aboriginal practices in Caring for Country.

Cameron has an extensive record in guest/key speaking, including: Deakin University Medical Conference on Indigenous Psychology Cultural Immersion, 2016, 2017, and 2018; Deakin University HDR conference in Indigenous Research Perspectives, 2016, 2017, and 2018; Gunaikurnai Gathering at State Library Victoria in Indigenous History, 2017; the National Gallery of Victoria on Indigenous Making on Country in Art as Knowledge, 2018; Guest Interviewer with Prof. Marcia Langton at Geelong Art Gallery, Book Launch, 2018; Melbourne University keynote speaker on Biosciences Seminar Series, pertaining to Ecological Indigenous knowledge Biodiversity Lecture, 2019; Deakin University as keynote speaker for the International conference; Body of Knowledge: Art and Embodied Cognition, 2019; and Melbourne University as keynote speaker in Population Health, School of Medicine, Indigenous science and medicine, 2019; and various conference presentation relating to Indigenous cultural-scapes and art-based engagements.