The Official Website Of Baroness Campbell Of Surbiton, DBE
Baroness Campbell is an active Independent Crossbench Peer, currently working on the Equality Bill and implementation of the Welfare Reform Act, Right to Control section. Jane has been a member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission since 2008. This year she took over the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Disability Group from Lord Ashley, with Roger Berry MP.
In addition, she is Chair of two expert panels on Welfare Reform and Independent Living for the Government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
Jane Campbell has a long history of parliamentary lobbying for disabled people’s civil and human rights. She 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. Jane was a Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) from 2006-2009, and a Commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) from its inception in 2000.
Among her publications, Jane co-authored Disability Politics (with Mike Oliver) in 1996; and contributed a chapter to Disabled People and the Right to Life (ed Luke Clements and Janet Read) in 2008.
Jane Campbell has been recognised for her work twice in the Queen’s birthday honours (in 2000 with an MBE and again in 2006 when she was made a Dame), and is the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees.
Timeline of significant events in Baroness Campbell's life and the disability movement:
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