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Dr Colin Cameron

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

My career has involved work with adults with learning difficulties and in the disabled people’s movement in community education, Disability Arts development, management, and training roles. My undergraduate responsibilities involve teaching sociology, philosophy and social policy to BA Guidance and Counselling/Integrated Health and Social Care students, and overseeing the delivery of Disability Studies modules taught by one of Northumbria University’s teaching partners in Singapore. At postgraduate level I supervise MSc social work dissertations, contribute to the MSc in Autism, and I am presently principal supervisor of one PhD student. In 2017 I was a co-investigator and co-author of The National Lottery-funded research report ‘Improving Understanding of Service User Involvement and Identity’ (Shaping Our Lives, 2017), and I am currently on the editorial team producing The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Education and Research, to be published in 2020. I am a board member of Disability Arts Online and Chair of Shaping Our Lives’ research committee. Outside work, I have been identified as the Whitley Bay Stuckist by Charles Thompson, the founder of the Stuckist art movement, and have exhibited paintings at Whitley Bay Film Festival and at The Exchange, North Shields. I am the singer in a band that performs raucous covers of obscure 1970s pop hits. 2019 will see the publication by The Iron Press of an epic poem I have written with an old school friend, begun in 1979 as a distraction technique during maths lessons. I am a disabled person.

Colin Cameron

Campus Address

B016, Coach Lane Campus
Northumbria University
Benton
NE7 7XA

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Conversations about activism and change: independent living movement Ireland and thirty years of disability rights Edited by Fitzgerald, S., 2022, Dublin: ILMI. RRP £11.99, Cameron, C. 8 Jan 2024, In: Disability and Society
  • Sometimes I Just wish it was all over, Cameron, C. 7 Feb 2024, In: Disability & Society
  • Some things never seem to change: further towards an affirmation model, Cameron, C. 20 Dec 2023, In: Disability and Society
  • Disability, Normality and Absurdity: A Reflection on Stuckist Disability Art, Cameron, C. 7 Feb 2022, In: Disability & Society
  • Service User Involvement and COVID-19—An Afterthought?, Duffy, J., Cameron, C., Casey, H., Beresford, P., McLaughlin, H. 1 Jun 2022, In: British Journal of Social Work
  • A Matter of Power: Relationships between professionals and disabled service users, Cameron, C., Molloy-Graham, J., Cameron, M. 10 Aug 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Improving understanding of service user involvement and identity: Disabled people bringing ourselves out of the half-shadows, Cameron, C., Moore, M., Nutt, A. 21 Mar 2020, In: Social Work and Social Sciences Review
  • Improving Understanding of Service User Involvement and Identity: A Guide for Service Providers and Practitioners Organising Involvement Activities with Disabled People, Meakin, B., Matthews, J., Cameron, C. 10 Aug 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Professional Education: Does Service User Involvement make a difference?, Cameron, C., Casey, H., Duffy, J. 10 Aug 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Talking Heads: Training for the Non-Disabled, Cameron, C. 10 Aug 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education, London, Taylor & Francis

  • Ebba Marie Anderson Exploring the Impact of Social Constructs of Disability on the Mental Health of Autistic People and People with Learning Disabilities Start Date: 01/10/2022 End Date: 05/10/2023
  • Louise Lingwood The experiences of health care among Deaf people. Start Date: 13/02/2019
  • Ann MacFadyen ‘Am I doing it right?’ Exploring the practice of supervising Master’s dissertation students Start Date: 27/09/2011 End Date: 30/03/2017
  • Ann MacFadyen ‘Am I doing it right?’ Exploring the practice of supervising Master’s dissertation students Start Date: 27/09/2011 End Date: 30/03/2017

  • PhD September 01 2006
  • History of Ideas MA (Hons) June 30 1994


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