Professor Jackie Campbell PhD MInstP CPhys CStat FCOT is Professor of Neurophysiology at The University of Northampton and is the Northamptonshire link and Board member of the NIHR Research Design Service (East Midlands). Her experience of multi-professional working is particularly valuable and she has successfully worked with a wide variety of different professional and multiprofessional groups. Jackie has led many major research and evaluation projects, including the first national evaluation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (for Pears Foundation and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award), a review of placements for looked after children in Northamptonshire, surveys of self-esteem and health needs within Northamptonshire (for NCC) and a review of footcare needs of older people (for Help the Aged). She has also led several projects related to the early detection of cancers. She is an expert in quantitative research methods and is a chartered statistician and chartered physicist.
Jackie’s own research interest is related to pain mechanisms, assessment and treatment where she has an international reputation. She has also made a major contribution to the development of research in the professions allied to medicine, and to podiatry research in particular. Until recently she held the post of Chair of the national Research Forum for Allied Health Professions, was a member of the Core Executive of the National Physiotherapy Research Network (now the national AHP Research Network) and was awarded the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the College of Occupational Therapists for her work in supporting occupational therapy research. She is a referee for grant applications for many national grant awarding bodies and major journals.