Dr Alexander Cameron-Smith

Raphael Cilento, Alexander-Cameron Smith, A Doctor Across Borders, Public Health, St. John's Cemetery ProjectDR. ALEXANDER CAMERON-SMITH, an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, is a medical historian with interests in race, colonialism, colonial and tropical medicine, transnational connections, Australian history, international organisations, public, social and post colonial health, health and rights, and history and philosophy of Science.

His Honors thesis was on “Strange Bodies and Familiar Spaces: W.J.R. Simpson and the threat of disease in Calcutta and the Tropical City 1880–1910,” while his Doctoral thesis, conferred in 2011, has been turned into a book and is soon to be published by Australian National University Press. Click here to read all about his forthcoming book, A Doctor Across Borders: Raphael Cilento and Public Health from Empire to the United Nations.

Dr. Cameron-Smith has published his original research and book reviews in academic journals including the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Social History of Medicine, and Australian Historical Studies.


Publications

  • “Raphael Cilento’s Empire: Diet, Health and Government between Australia and the Colonial Pacific,” Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, (2014): 103–118.
  • “Race, Medicine, and Colonial Rule in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2013): 47–67.
  • “Australian Imperialism and International Health in the Pacific Islands,” Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2010): 57–74.

Qualifications

  • PhD (History) University of Sydney (2011)
  • BA (Hons I) (History and Philosophy) University of Sydney (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced Biology) University of Sydney (2007)