Biazus-Dalcin, Camila


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My name is Camila Biazus Dalcin, and I am a Lecturer (Teaching & Research) and a member of the Mother, Infant and Child Health Research Group (MIRU) at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. Currently, I am also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International and the Faculty of Public Health.

My background is in general nursing. I obtained my Bachelor of Nursing degree from UFN, Brazil, and Master of Nursing from the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG, Brazil). I hold a PhD in Nursing from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC, Brazil) which I obtained in 2020, as well as a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Dundee in 2022.

Before I joined Dundee, I worked as a Lecturer in Nursing, Physiotherapy and Odontology in Brazil. My clinical practice focused on public health, community nursing, emergency and trauma, and critical care. Additionally, I worked as a researcher on various projects in both Brazil and Scotland. In 2022, I received the Sigma European Early Career Researcher award.



My research focuses on addressing health inequalities and public health issues to enhance the well-being and health outcomes of minority ethnic and marginalised communities worldwide. I have experience working with marginalised families, adolescents, young people/parents, people in prison, people who use drugs, sex workers, and people experiencing homelessness, among others.

I am passionate about enhancing healthcare access, promoting better health outcomes, and advancing topics related to sexual and reproductive health as well as perinatal mental health. I have been working with Professor Alison McFadden since 2022, conducting research in collaboration with the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland, and I am interested in expanding this work further.

My area of expertise is qualitative research methods, including ethnography and using creative methods to develop meaningful research. I am also expanding my knowledge of evidence synthesis and mixed methods approaches. I strongly believe in engaging with the community to enhance healthcare experiences and practices.

I collaborate with national and international partners, including colleagues from Brazil, Portugal, Australia, and the USA on projects and publications.

I am currently supervising Professional Doctorate and PhD students and am also accepting new self-funded PhD students.


I have experience in teaching and supervision. I received a nomination for the Academic Staff Award in 2023. I currently teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including:

· Fundamentals of Adult Health and Care

· Nursing Skills and Practice 1

· Nursing Skills and Practice 2

· Nursing Skills and Practice 3

· Microbiology and its Application to Practice

· Infection Prevention and Control in Practice

I also supervise MSc dissertation students and teach sessions in other programmes, such as the Master of Public Health MPH

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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