Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness Campbell of Surbiton
Official portrait of Baroness Campbell of Surbiton crop 2.jpg
Born (1959-04-19) 19 April 1959 (age 63)
Known forCampaigner and adviser for disability reforms
TitleLady Campbell of Surbiton

Jane Susan Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, DBE (born 19 April 1959[2]) was is a British activist and baroness. She is Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) from 2006–08.

Career[change | change source]

She also served as Chair of the Disability Committee which lead on the EHRC Disability Programme. She was the former Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). She was Commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission until it was wound up in October 2006.

Personal life[change | change source]

She was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy and given a prognosis that she would not live to reach the age of two years; however, it was her younger sister, Sally, who died from the same disease before that age. As a child she was prone to getting severe chest infections, which occurred two or three times per year, sometimes requiring hospitalisation.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Baroness Campbell". Desert Island Discs. 5 August 2012. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. Baroness Campbell's official website, livingwithdignity.info; accessed 25 April 2016.
  3. "The House I Grew Up In, with Baroness Campbell as participant". The House I Grew Up In. 1 September 2009. BBC. BBC Radio 4.