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Cameron Muir

Researcher, University of Western Australia, The University of Western Australia

Cameron Muir is a writer and environmental historian. His essays and features have appeared in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Inside Story, Overland, The Guardian, Australian Book Review, The Canberra Times, Wild Magazine and Best Australian Science Writing, among others.

His writing has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards, the Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, and the Bragg Prize for Science Writing. He's co-editor with Kirsten Wehner and Jenny Newell of the literary anthology, Living with the Anthropocene: Love loss and hope in the face of environmental crisis (NewSouth 2020).

In 2013/14 he was a Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany, where he finished writing his book, The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History (Routledge). It was shortlisted in the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

Cameron worked with Prof Alistair Woodward to complete Tony McMichael's final book, Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers and the Fate of Populations (OUP 2017).


  • –present
    Research and Curatorial, National Museum of Australia
  • –present
    Research fellow, University of Western Australia


  • 2011 
    Australian National University, PhD