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Jim Campbell

Full Professor of Social Work

School Of Soc Pol, Soc Wrk & Soc Justice
Sheehy-Skeffington Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168210
Email: jim.campbell@ucd.ie

Biography

Biography

I was appointed to the Chair of Social Work at UCD in January 2015. Before then I was Professor of Social Work and Head of the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, and spent about 20 years teaching and researching social work at Queens University Belfast. I practiced as a mental health social worker in Northern Ireland.

I have two, broad teaching and research interests. The first is in the fields of mental health social work and policy, with a particular interest in related socio-legal studies. The other is a longstanding interest in exploring the relationships between social work and political violence, initially in the context of the Northern Irish conflict but latterly in wider comparative terms. These interests are reflected in my publications profile on this site.

Over my academic career I have gained considerable journal board and editorial experience. I was a member of the board of the Social Work Education for around ten years, then the British Journal of Social Work for five years. From 2010 to 2015 I was co-editor of the British Journal of Social Work (with Professor John Pinkerton, Queens University Belfast).
 
I am currently involved in a number of research projects. The first is a study of social workers experiences of the Northern Irish conflict, led by Dr Joe Duffy, Queens University, funded by the British Association of Social Workers and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. We are co-editing a book on this study and international comparisons of social work policy and practice, commissioned by Routledge, and hope that this will be available by mid 2018. 
I have also been involved in a research network with scholars in this area and recently participated with mental health academics examining the prospective impact of capacity laws on both side of the Irish border. 
 
I have a long experience in supervising PhD students in the areas of social work and mental health, and social work and political conflict, and been examiner for PhDs in Ireland, the UK and Australia.
 
I have been external examiner for a number of social work programmes: University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham University, University of Malta. I have just been appointed as external examiner for the Approved Social Work Programme in Northern Ireland.
 
I have been involved in a number of international research and teaching activities over these years, including co-leading on teaching exchanges between Queens University and Boston College, and Queens University and the University of Muenster. 
 
In 2016 I was international visiting professor to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and in 2017 to the University of Baroda, India. 

If you are interested in any of these interests: publishing, teaching, PhD study, international exchange, external examining, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Professional

Editorial experience

2010-15: Co-editor of the British Journal of Social Work

2006-10: Member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Social Work.

2001-9: Member of the Editorial Board of Social Work Education 

2009-present: Member of the Editorial Boards of Policy Press and BASW Publishing Board.

Christie, A. and Campbell, J (2009) (eds): ¿Themed Issue: ¿Crossing Borders¿¿ Social Work Education Vol. 28, pp. 1470-1227.

Reviewer for British Journal of Social Work, Social Work Education, Journal of Social Work, European Journal of Social Work.

 

Invited conference keynote addresses in the past 15 years

 
 

Campbell, J. (2011) ¿Exploring the impact of political conflict on majorities and minorities in Northern Ireland¿ International Congress on Majorities and Minorities in Europe, State Government of Kaernten, Austria.

Campbell, J. (2011) ¿Safeguarding the rights of clients with mental health needs: reflections on the use of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) by mental health social workers¿, 5th Annual Social Work Conference, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London.

Campbell, J., Duffy, M., Moshe-Grodofsky, M. and Maglajlic, R.A. (2010) ¿Social work and political conflict: Using a case study approach to develop our understanding of the role of the profession in working with citizens traumatised by violence', Fifth International Conference on Health and Mental Health Social Work, Dublin, 28th June-2nd July 2010.

Campbell, J. (2010) ¿Reflecting on the past and looking to the future. The role social workers in dealing with the legacy of the conflict in Northern', invited presentation to The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), Glasgow School of Social Work, 18th March 2010.

Campbell, J. (2010) 'Enabling social work students to address the needs of victims and survivors of the conflict in Northern Ireland: the findings of an EU funding teaching project', World Social Work Day, The Long Gallery, Stormont, 9th March 2010. 

Campbell, J. (2007) ¿"Time future contained in time past (Elliot)":reflections on the challenges and opportunities facing mental health social workers in Northern Ireland', Joint North South Mental Health Social Work Conference,IASW/BASW(NI) conference, Dundalk, 25-26 April 2007.

Campbell, J. (2006) Dealing with the aftermath of political violence: the needs of victims and survivors on Northern Ireland',  Canadian Day of Social Work, Toronto Association of Social Workers, Ottawa, 3rd March 2006.

Campbell, J. (2004) 'International perspectives on the education and teaching of social work students: lessons from an Erasmus teaching exchange', World Social Work Day, Belfast Castle, March 2004.

Campbell, J. (2004) 'Australian Experiences of Compulsory Treatment in the Community: Lessons for the UK', Practice Consequences of the New Mental Health Bill, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 26 October, 2004, London.

Campbell, J. (2003) 'Australian Experiences of Compulsory Treatment in the Community: Lessons for the UK', Practice Consequences of the New Mental  Health  Bill, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 17 December, 2003, London.

Campbell, J. (2002) ¿Mental Health Social Work and the Integrated Service in Northern Ireland', New Patterns of Service Delivery in Mental Health, University of Portsmouth, 22nd May 2002.

 

Committees

Member of the Management Committee of the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin, 2015-present.

Member of the research committee for the Irish Mental Health Commission, 2005-2011.

Member of the Research Committee for Marie Curie (NI), 2008-2011.

Member of Threshold (mental health charity in Northern Ireland) research and education committee, 2000-2011.

 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Campbell, J. and Maglajlic, R.A. (2015) Social Work and Political Conflict: Lessons from Northern Ireland and Bosnia Herzogovina. [Keynote Address], International Federation of Social Work European Conference, Edinburgh , 08-SEP-15 - 08-SEP-15.
               

Publications

Books

Davidson, G., Campbell, J., Shannon, C., Mulholland, C. (2016) Models of Mental Health. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available Online [Details]
Campbell, J. and Davidson, G. (2012) Post-qualifying mental health social work practice. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. [Details]
Hayes, P. and Campbell, J (2005) Bloody Sunday: Trauma, Pain and Politics. London: Pluto Press. [Details]
Kapur, R. and Campbell, J. (2005) The Troubled Mind of Northern Ireland. London: Karnac Books. [Details]
Anderson, M., Bogues, S., Campbell, J., Douglas, H. and McColgan, M. (1999) Social Work and Social Conflict in Northern Ireland. London: CCETSW. [Details]
Campbell, J. and Manktelow, R. (1998) Mental Health Social Work in Ireland. Ashgate: Aldershot. [Details]

Book Chapters

Campbell, J. and Davidson, G. (2017) 'Understanding Risk and Coercion in the Use of Community-Based Mental Health Laws' In: Stanford, S., Sharland, E., Rovinelli Heller, N. and Warner, J (eds). Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Mental Health Policy and Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.17-27 [Details]
Hartley, C., Lee, C. and Campbell, J. (2017) 'Leadership, critical reflection and politics: The management of risk in mental health organisations' In: Stanford, S., Rovinelli-Heller, N, Sharland, E. and Warner, J (eds). Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Mental Health Policy and Practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.121-134 [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J., Duffy, J. and Simpson, M. (2016) 'Enabling Social Work Students to Deal with the Consequences of Political Conflict' In: Imogen Taylor, Marion Bogo, Michelle Lefevre and Barbra Teater (eds). Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education. London: Routledge. , pp.275-285 [Details]
Bernard, C. and Campbell, J. (2014) 'Racism, Sectarianism and Social Work' In: Cocker, C. and Hafford-Letchfield, T (eds). Rethinking Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Oppressive Theories for Social Work Practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available Online [Details]
Campbell, J., Davidson, G. and Donnelly, M. (2013) 'The Integrated Service in Northern Ireland' In: T. O¿Connor (eds). Integrated Care for Ireland: In an International Context. Cork, Ireland: Oaktree. [Details]
Campbell, J. (2013) 'From Belfast to London: A Journey' In: Cree, V (eds). Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narrative. London: Routledge. [Details]
Kavanagh, D., Daly, M., Harper, M., Davidson, G. and Campbell, J. (2012) 'Mental health service users and carers as researchers: reflections on a qualitative study of citizens¿ experiences of compulsory mental health laws' In: Goodson, L. and Phillimore, J (eds). Community research: from theory to method. Bristol: The Policy Press. , pp.235-252 [Details]
Campbell, J; Duffy, J (2008) 'Social work, political violence and citizenship in Northern Ireland' In: Ramon S (eds). Social Work in the Context of Political Conflict. Birmingham: Venture Press. [Details]
Campbell, J., Brophy, L. and Healey, B. (2008) 'Mental Health Policy, Law and Risk: Finding a Balance Between State Paternalism and Citizenship Rights for People with Mental Health Problems' In: L. Sapouna, and P. Hermann (eds). Knowledge in Mental Health: Reclaiming the Social. New York: Nova. [Details]
Campbell, J. (2007) 'Competence in Mental Health Social Work' In: O¿Hagan K (eds). Competence to Practice in Social Work. London: Jessica Kingsley. , pp.214-231 [Details]
Campbell, J. and McColgan. M. (2001) 'Social Work in Northern Ireland' In: Shardlow S. and Payne M (eds). Social Work in the Western Isles of Europe. London: Jessica Kingsley. , pp.131-144 [Details]
Campbell, J. (1999) 'Mental Health Policy, Care in the Community and Political Conflict: the Case of the Integrated Service in Northern Ireland' In: Bartlett, P. and Wright, D (eds). Outside the Walls of the Community. London: Athlone. [Details]
Campbell, J. (1998) 'The Social Policy Context of Social Work in NI' In: Anderson M. et al (eds). Social Work and Social Conflict in Northern Ireland. London: CCETSW. [Details]
Manktelow, R. and Campbell, J. (1998) 'Introduction' In: Manktelow, R. and Campbell, J (eds). Mental Health Social Work in Ireland: Comparative Issues in Policy and Practice. Alderson: Avebury. [Details]
Campbell, J (1998) 'Mental Health Social Work and the Law in Northern Ireland' In: Campbell J. and Manktelow R (eds). Mental Health Social Work in Ireland: Comparative Issues in Policy and Practice. Aldershot: Avebury. [Details]
Campbell, J. and Pinkerton, J. (1997) 'Embracing Change as Opportunity: Reflections on Social Work from a Northern Ireland Perspective' In: Lesnik B (eds). International Perspectives in Social Work: Change in Social Work. Aldershot: Arena. [Details]
Campbell, J. (1995) ''Competence in Mental Health Social Work' In: O'Hagan, K (eds). Competence to Practice in Social Work. London: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Sawyer, A. M., Stanford, S., & Campbell, J. (2016) 'Mental Health Social Work: Perspectives on Risk, Regulation, and Therapeutic Interventions (Special Issue Editorial)'. Australian Social Work, 69 (2):1-4. [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, G., Brophy, L., & Campbell, J. (2016) 'Risk, Recovery and Capacity: Competing or Complementary Approaches to Mental Health Social Work. Australian Social Work'. Australian Social Work, 69 (2):158-168. [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, G., Brophy, L., Campbell, J., Farrell, S. J., Gooding, P., O'Brien, A. M. (2015) 'An international comparison of legal frameworks for supported and substitute decision-making in mental health services'. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 44 :30-40. [DOI] [Details]
Roulston, A., Wilkinson, P., Haynes, T. and Campbell, J. (2013) 'Complementary Therapy: perceptions of older people with lung or colorectal cancer'. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19 (7):333-339. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J., Duffy, J., Traynor, C., Reilly, I. and Pinkerton, J. (2013) 'Social work education and political conflict: preparing students to address the needs of victims and survivors of the Troubles in Northern Ireland'. European Journal of Social Work, 16 (4):506-520. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J., Rondon, J., Leavey, G. and Galway, K. (2013) 'Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Young Men: A Study of Service Provider Views'. Children & Society, 27 (1):60-71. [DOI] [Details]
O¿Hare, P., Davidson, G., Campbell, J. and Maas-Lowit, M. (2013) 'Implementing mental health law: a comparison of social work practice across three jurisdictions'. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 8 (4):196-207. [DOI] [Details]
Coulter, S., Campbell, J., Duffy, J. and Reilly, I. (2013) 'Enabling social work students to deal with the consequences of political conflict: Engaging with victim/survivor service users and a ¿pedagogy of discomfort''. Social Work Education, 32 (4):439-452. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J., Campbell, A. and Das, C. (2012) 'New students' views of a social work admissions process'. Journal of Social Work, 13 (4):382-399. [DOI] [Details]
Rondón, J., Campbell, J., Galway, K, and Leavey, G. (2012) 'Exploring the Needs of Socially Excluded Young Men'. Children & Society, 28 (2):104-115. [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, G; Campbell, J (2010) 'An Audit of Assessment and Reporting by Approved Social Workers (ASWs)'. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (5):1609-1627. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J. (2010) 'Deciding to Detain: The Use of Compulsory Mental Health Law by Social Workers'. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (1):328-334. [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, G.; Shannon, C.J.; Mulholland, C.C.; Campbell, J. (2009) 'Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Childhood Trauma on Symptoms and Functioning of People with Severe Mental Health Problems'. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 10 (1):57-68. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J.; Davidson, G. (2009) 'Coercion in the Community: A Situated Approach to the Examination of Ethical Challenges for Mental Health Social Workers'. Ethics and Social Welfare, 3 (3):249-263. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J. (2008) 'Stakeholders¿ views of legal and advice services for people admitted to psychiatric hospital'. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 30 (3):219-232. [Details]
Davidson, G.; Campbell, J. (2007) 'An Examination of the Use of Coercion by Assertive Outreach and Community Mental Health Teams in Northern Ireland'. British Journal of Social Work, 37 (3):537-555. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J. (2007) 'Social Work, Political Violence and Historical Change: Reflections from Northern Ireland'. Social Work and Society, 5 (3). [Details]
Ramon, S.; Campbell, J.; Lindsay, J.; McCrystal, P.; Baidun, N. (2006) 'The Impact of Political Conflict on Social Work: Experiences from Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine'. British Journal of Social Work, 36 (3):435-450. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J.; Brophy, L.; Healy, B.; O'Brien, A-M (2006) 'International Perspectives on the use of Community Treatment Orders: Implications for Mental Health Social Workers'. British Journal of Social Work, 36 (7):1101-1118. [DOI] [Details]
Wilson, G.; Hamilton, B.; Britton, F.; Campbell, J.; Hughes, P.; and Manktelow R. (2005) 'Approved Social Work Training in Northern Ireland: Using Research to Examine Competence-Based Learning and Influence Policy Change'. Social Work Education, 24 (7):721-736. [DOI] [Details]
Houston, S.; Skehill, C.; Pinkerton, J.R.; Campbell, J. (2005) 'Theoretical perspectives on transformative practice'. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 12 (1):35-52. [Details]
Campbell, J. and McCrystal, P. (2005) 'Mental Health Social Work and the Troubles in Northern Ireland: A Study of Practitioner Experiences'. Journal of Social Work, 5 (2):173-190. [DOI] [Details]
Gilmore, H.; Gibson, F.; Campbell, J (2003) 'Living alone with dementia: A case study approach to understanding risk'. Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 2 (3):403-420. [DOI] [Details]
Gilmore, H.; Gibson, F.and Campbell, J. (2003) 'Living with Dementia in a Rural Community: Aspects of Prevalence and Community Care Policy'. Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 2 (2):245-263. [DOI] [Details]
Manktelow, R., Hughes, P., Britton, F., Campbell, J.; Hamilton, B.and Wilson, G. (2002) 'The Experience and Practice of Approved Social Workers in Northern Ireland'. British Journal of Social Work, 32 (4):443-461. [DOI] [Details]
Kapur, R. and Campbell, J. (2002) 'The troubled mind of Northern Ireland: social care, object relations theory and political conflict'. Journal of Social Work Practice, 16 (1):67-76. [Details]
Pinkerton, J.R. and Campbell, J. (2002) 'Social Work and Social Justice in Northern Ireland: Towards a New Occupational Space'. British Journal of Social Work, 32 (6):723-737. [DOI] [Details]
Houston, S. and Campbell, J. (2001) 'Using Critical Social Work Theory to Develop a Conceptual Framework for Comparative Social Work'. International Journal of Social Welfare, 10 (1):66-73. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J., Brittan, F., Hamilton, B., Hughes, P., Manktelow, R. and Wilson, G (2001) 'The Management and Supervision of ASWs: Aspect of Law, Policy and Practice'. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 23 (2):155-172. [DOI] [Details]
Hayes, P. and Campbell, J. (2000) 'Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder: The psychological sequelae of bloody Sunday and the response of state services'. Research On Social Work Practice, 10 (6):705-721. [Details]
Campbell, J., and Healey, A. (1999) ''Whatever you say, say something': the education, training and practice of mental health social workers in Northern Ireland'. Social Work Education, 18 (4):389-400. [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, J. and Kapur, R. (1997) 'The troubled mind of Northern Ireland: the application of object relations theory to the conflict'. Changes, 15 :19-22. [Details]
Smyth, M. and Campbell, J. (1996) 'Social work, sectarianism and anti-sectarian practice in Northern Ireland'. British Journal of Social Work, 26 (1):77-92. [Details]
Campbell, J. and Donnelly, M. (1996) ''Users' views of a community mental health social work service in Belfast'. Journal of Social Services Research, 1 :1-14. [Details]
                                                                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

Jim has longstanding interests in two broad areas of research, reflected in his publications, research grants and supervision to completion of PhD studies. The first involves the exploration of relationships between mental health social work practice and aspects of law and policy that involve the coercion of citizens. The other attends to the interface between social work and social conflict. If you are interested in working with Jim in any of these areas please contact him at jim.campbell@ucd.ie.

Research grants (principal and co-investigator)

2013-2016: Knowledge Transfer Programme, Goldsmiths/City of London Local Authority.

2008-11: Evaluation of EU PEACE III funded programme on preparing students to deal with the needs of victims and survivors of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

2009: Evaluation of the MARC Project, The Link Family and Community Centre, Northern Ireland.

2008: A Needs Assessment of Young Men in the Southern Area Health Trust, Northern Ireland.

2005: A Study of Drug Prevention Services for Young People HPSS: R & D Office.

2004: An audit of legal services for people with mental health problems, Northern Ireland Law Centre.

2003: An investigation of the impact of assertive outreach on people with mental health problems, HPSS: R & D Office.

1998: An evaluation of the Northern Ireland Approved Social Work Programme.

 

Completed PhD supervision

2006: A comparative study of assertive outreach and community mental health teams.

2005: An examination of an inpatient service for people with addictions problems

2002: The role of Christian voluntary sector organisations in peace building in Northern Ireland.

2000: A qualitative study of the first and second generation traumas experienced by Bloody Sunday families.

 

PhD examination

University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, University of Ulster, University of Reading, Monash University, University of Dundee, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Hertfordshire, University of Glasgow, University of York

 

     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership