Lead councillor

Associate Professor Liz Cameron

The University of Newcastle

Liz Cameron is a Dharug NSW women and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment with the University of Newcastle. Her teaching approaches incorporate Indigenous methods of knowing, being and seeing within all aspects of Country to reinforce a sense of belonging and authenticity to cultural place.

Her research involves Country-guided approaches through restorative practices based on the concept of Healthy Country, Healthy People. Her publications cover Indigenous artmaking, cultural heritage protection, and physiological effects on environmental destruction. As a practising artist, Liz explores the interconnectivity between embodied and sensory systems on both the natural and built environment.

To reconstruct a more attentive dialogue for improving the health of our environment, Liz brings to the council a range of Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity managemenvironment, Liz brings to the council a range of Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity management.

""Being part of the Biodiversity Council, feels part of my obligation to commit to the preservation and conservation of Country. My primary goal is to support and enhance the efforts aimed at restoring and protecting our biodiversity by raising awareness and public understanding of the importance of Caring for Country. Ultimately, my aim is change the colonial attitudes of the environment being simply a resource but a harmonious relationship between humans and the natural world." — Associate Professor Liz Cameron


The Biodiversity Council acknowledges the First Peoples of the lands and waters of Australia, and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and future and expresses gratitude for long and ongoing custodianship of Country.

The Biodiversity Council is an independent expert group founded by 11 Australian universities to promote evidence-based solutions to Australia’s biodiversity crisis. It is hosted by The University of Melbourne. It receives funding from 11 university partners and The Ian Potter Foundation, The Ross Trust, Trawalla Foundation, The Rendere Trust, Isaacson Davis Foundation, Coniston Charitable Trust and Angela Whitbread.

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