Cameron Willis

Principal Research Fellow and NHMRC Sidney Sax Public Health Fellow

April 2016

Please describe your role in one or two sentences: I’m a new Principal Research Fellow with the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, with the privilege to work with many Prevention Centre research staff and Chief Investigators. My role will focus on the the Prevention System program of research, linking across the Centre’s people, projects and capacities.

Dr Cameron Willis
Dr Cameron Willis

The most challenging part of my role is … getting up to speed with the range of projects and activities already underway after only a few weeks in the role. There’s real energy in the Prevention Centre team, and I can tell it’s going to be tough keeping up!

I’m interested in the work of the Prevention Centre because … it is charting a new course in prevention research. The Prevention Centre provides a platform for engaging across research, policy and practice partners in ways that will no doubt foster new ways of thinking and doing. I’m delighted to be a part of such an exciting endeavour.

At work I am always learning that … my socks are the most interesting thing about me.

Before my current position, my most memorable role was … as a research scientist in Canada, first at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, and most recently at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo. I was lucky enough to spend four years in Canada, learning from and with a stellar group of Canadian collaborators.

Most people don’t know that I … speak French, better in my head than in reality.

Right now I want to spend more time with my family and friends re-discovering Australia.

Read more: The Prevention Systems project