School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Scott Cameron is associated with the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. His research interests are foodborne disease epidemiology, outbreak investigation methods, Ross River virus epidemiology in South Australia and environmental health.
My interest in microbiology began in medical school and formed a basis for research projects in Antarctica during 1965. This work resulted in the award of the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Adelaide. During ten years of general practice, I was associated with the Department of Microbiology at Flinders Medical Centre and the University of Adelaide through the RACGP SA State research committee. I was elected FRACGP.
I was appointed as the infectious disease epidemiologist in the South Australian Health Commission in 1978 and served on State and National committees addressing a wide range of infectious disease and environmental health issues. I was an Honorary Consultant to the SA Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service and the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science. As well as establishing an effective infectious disease surveillance system my Unit was able to contribute to the epidemiology of a range of “new” infectious agents including; Naegleria fowleri, Campylobacter jejuni, Cryptosporidium, Legionella pneumophila and longbeachae, Giardia, HIV, Coxiella burnetti and Shiga toxin producing E. coli.
I was a foundation Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the RACP. I retired from the Health Commission in 2001 and took up a position with the Master of Applied Epidemiology program at ANU, finally retiring in 2010. Formal association with the University of Adelaide as an Associate Professor began in 1997 and has continued since where I assist with advice and student support in the areas of infectious disease epidemiology and environmental health within the School of Public Health. I was a CI on a three-year program titled "Building Capacity to Curb the Public Health Impact of Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases Due to Climate Change " in China.
Date Position Institution name 2001 - 2010 Retired Australian National University 1997 - 2017 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 1983 University of Sydney, Sydney Australia MPH 1967 University of Adelaide Australia MD 1964 University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
Year Citation 2019 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2019). Dengue control in the context of climate change: Views from health professionals in different geographic regions of China. Journal of Infection and Public Health.
2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Liu, X., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2018). Association between malaria incidence and meteorological factors: a multi-location study in China, 2005-2012. Epidemiology and infection, 146(1), 89-99.
2018 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2018). China's capacity of hospitals to deal with infectious diseases in the context of climate change. Social Science and Medicine, 206, 60-66.
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2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Liu, X., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2018). Impact of meteorological factors on hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in 19 cities in China, 2005–2014. Science of the Total Environment, 636, 1249-1256.
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2017 Tong, X., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Perceptions of malaria control and prevention in an era of climate change: a cross-sectional survey among CDC staff in China. Malaria Journal, 16(1), 136-1-136-10.
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2017 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Liu, X., Tong, M., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Association between dengue fever incidence and meteorological factors in Guangzhou, China, 2005-2014. Environmental Research, 153, 17-26.
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2017 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Health professionals' perceptions of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and climate change in China. Global and Planetary Change, 152, 12-18.
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2017 Hansen, A., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Sun, Y., Liu, X., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Experts' Perceptions on China's Capacity to Manage Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases in an Era of Climate Change. Zoonoses and Public Health, 64(7), 527-536.
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2016 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2016). Perceptions of capacity for infectious disease control and prevention to meet the challenges of dengue fever in the face of climate change: A survey among CDC staff in Guangdong Province, China. Environmental Research, 148, 295-302.
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2015 Hansen, A., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Weinstein, P., Williams, C., . . . Bi, P. (2015). Transmission of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China and the role of climate factors: a review. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 33, 212-218.
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2015 Williams, S., Patel, M., Markey, P., Muller, R., Benedict, S., Ross, I., . . . Krause, V. (2015). Salmonella in the tropical household environment - Everyday, everywhere. Journal of Infection, 71(6), 642-648.
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2015 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2015). Infectious diseases, urbanization and climate change: challenges in future China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(9), 11025-11036.
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2013 McCall, B., Young, M., Cameron, S., Givney, R., Hall, R., Kaldor, J., . . . Selvey, C. (2013). The time has come for an Australian Centre for Disease Control. Australian Health Review, 37(3), 300-303.
2013 Paterson, B., Kirk, M., Cameron, A., D'este, C., & Durrheim, D. (2013). Historical data and modern methods reveal insights in measles epidemiology: A retrospective closed cohort study. BMJ Open, 3(1), 1-10.
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2012 Vally, H., Peel, M., Dowse, G. K., Cameron, S., Codde, J. P., Hanigan, I., & Lindsay, M. D. (2012). Geographic Information Systems used to describe the link between the risk of Ross River virus infection and proximity to the Leschenault estuary, WA. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 36(3), 229-235.
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2011 Denehy, E., Raupach, J., Cameron, A., Lokuge, K., & Koehler, A. (2011). Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 44 infection among attendees of a wedding reception, April 2009. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 35(2), 192-196. 2011 Fearnley, E., Raupach, J., Lagala, F., & Cameron, S. (2011). Salmonella in chicken meat, eggs and humans; Adelaide, South Australia, 2008. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 146(3), 219-227.
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2010 Kelly, P. M., Lokuge, K., Vally, H., & Cameron, A. S. (2010). Australia needs a national centre for disease control. MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 193(10), 623-624.
2010 Moffatt, C., Cameron, S., Mickan, L., & Givney, R. (2010). Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis at an Australian boarding school: Consistency between epidemiology, flaA typing, and multilocus sequence typing. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 7(11), 1285-1290.
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2009 La Vincente, S., Kearns, T., Connors, C., Cameron, S., Carapetis, J., & Andrews, R. (2009). Community Management of Endemic Scabies in Remote Aboriginal Communities of Northern Australia: Low Treatment Uptake and High Ongoing Acquisition. PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, 3(5), 8 pages.
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2009 Bi, P., Hiller, J., Cameron, A., Zhang, Y., & Givney, R. (2009). Climate variability and Ross River virus infections in Riverland, South Australia, 1992-2004. Epidemiology and Infection, 137(10), 1486-1493.
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2009 Pilkington, A., Carter, O., Cameron, A., & Thompson, S. (2009). Tobacco control practices among Aboriginal health professionals in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 15(2), 152-158.
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2008 Bi, P., Cameron, A., Zhang, Y., & Parton, K. (2008). Weather and notified Campylobacter infections in temperate and sub-tropical regions of Australia: An ecological study. Journal of Infection, 57(4), 317-323.
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2008 Tetlow, I., Beisel, K., Cameron, S., Makhmoudova, A., Liu, F., Bresolin, N., . . . Emes, M. (2008). Analysis of protein complexes in wheat amyloplasts reveals functional interactions among starch biosynthetic enzymes. Plant Physiology, 146(4), 1878-1891.
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2007 Vally, H., Dowse, G. K., Eastwood, K., & Cameron, S. (2007). An outbreak of chickenpox at a child care centre in Western Australia. Costs to the community and implications for vaccination policy. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 31(2), 113-119.
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2005 Bi, P., Cameron, A., Higgins, G., & Burrell, C. (2005). Are humans infected by Hantaviruses in Australia?. Internal Medicine Journal, 35(11), 672-674.
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2005 O'Donovan, D., Feinle-Bisset, C., Chong, C., Cameron, A., Tonkin, A., Wishart, J., . . . Jones, K. (2005). Intraduodenal guar attenuates the fall in blood pressure induced by glucose in healthy older adults. Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 60(7), 940-946.
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2004 Cameron, S., Ried, K., Worsley, A., & Topping, D. (2004). Consumption of foods by young children with diagnosed campylobacter infection - a pilot case-control study. Public Health Nutrition, 7(1), 85-89.
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2002 Hundy, R. L., & Cameron, S. (2002). An outbreak of infections with a new Salmonella phage type linked to a symptomatic food handler.. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 26(4), 562-567.
Year Citation 2009 Bi, P., Zhang, Y., Hiller, J., & Cameron, S. (2009). Climate Variability and Salmonella Infection in an Australian Temperate Climate City. In EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 20 (pp. S98). Dublin, IRELAND: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Occasional lectures for School of Public Health.
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