Baroness Campbell of Surbiton

Jane Campbell 3Baroness Campbell of Surbiton

Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton is a cross-bench peer of the House of Lords. Jane was Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) from 2006–2008. She was the former Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and Commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission until it was wound up in October 2006


Please tell us about your best day at work?

That’s tricky! I have had many throughout my career. Probably the day when our 15-year campaign for anti-discrimination legislation was finally realised – the day the Disability Discrimination Act was passed.

What do you think is the greatest challenge for women looking to access justice in the UK?

As a disabled woman, probably the financial cost and capability of the legal system to understand dual non-discrimination.

Who, or what, inspires you most and why?

The real-life experience of those I am representing in Parliament.

What have you discovered during your career which you would have benefitted from knowing as a student?

The social model of disability: once it was made apparent to me, my life turned from black and white, into colour.

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