Baroness Jane Campbell
Honorary Doctorate - 2002
Baroness Jane Campbell has a long history of parliamentary lobbying for disabled people's civil and human rights and has been particularly active in creating structures which encourage disabled people from all sectors of society to take control of their lives and influence political and social change. This work became the basis for a book Disability Politics (Routledge 1996), co-authored with Professor Michael Oliver. Jane has been recognised for her work twice in the Queen's birthday honours (in 2000 and again in 2006) and is the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees.
She is Chair of a number of social care and organisations and government groups dedicated to social care and disability.
She co-founded and for a time directed the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL). As Chairperson of the British Council of Disabled People (BCODP) from 1991-95 and later the NCIL co-director, she saw this organisation through some of its most pioneering work in the fields of independent living, civil rights, peer counselling and equal opportunities.