Cameron D. Norman is the Principal and President of Cense. Cameron brings more than 20 years of experience working in health, education and human services sectors as a psychologist, educator, scientist, evaluator, and designer. Born in Calgary and raised in cities across Canada, Cameron is a proud Canadian with a global outlook having traveled to more than 30 countries, all of the provinces in his homeland and over 35 U.S. States for work and pleasure in his lifetime.
Cameron is an award-winning educator, a psychologist, designer and his research is among the top 1% of the most highly cited studies worldwide within his field (Ekos & Council of Canadian Academies, 2016). He holds a credentialed evaluator (CE) designation and has trained health professionals in, consulted on, and researched health behaviour change for more than two decades.
Dr. Norman is an Adjunct Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where he has taught graduate courses in health behaviour change, systems thinking, health promotion practice, and program evaluation. He further holds a position of Lecturer in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto.
Education & Training
Cameron holds an undergraduate honours and a Masters degree in psychology and is a professional member of the Association for Psychological Science and Canadian Psychological Association, where he served as Chair of the Community Psychology section from 1998 – 2012 and was recognized with the Canadian Community Psychology Award for “outstanding contributions to Canadian community psychology” in 2014.
Dr. Norman earned his Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences from the University of Toronto, focused on health behaviour change (psychology), along with two certificate programs in post-secondary teaching and adult education. This was followed by post-doctoral work in Systems Thinking and Knowledge Translation jointly at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation at the University of British Columbia and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network in Toronto.
In 2013, Cameron completed a Master of Design degree in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCADU in Toronto.
Cameron is active in the design community as a member of AIGA and the Design Management Institute and is a full member of the Academy of Management. As a professional evaluator, Dr. Norman maintains membership and active involvement in the American Evaluation Association and is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) through the Canadian Evaluation Society .
Art and design reflect Cameron’s personal pursuits within and outside of Cense, adding to the work of the studio. Photography, writing and visual art are three of his areas of creative practice outside of his work and volunteerism. Cameron is also a barista and home coffee roaster and has been developing his own coffee blends since the late 1990’s.