Staff Profile

  • Professor Jackie Campbell initially qualified as a physicist before working as a researcher into the processes of pain and pain relief at the Pain Relief Institute in Liverpool. She has worked in the healthcare sector of higher education since 1987 and is the part-time Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Northampton and is Chair of the NIHR East Midlands Research Design Service Regional Advisory Board. She is a chartered statistician and also runs her own statistical and research consultancy. She has served as the statistician member of an NHS Research Ethics Committee and teaches statistics and research methods to doctoral level.  She is a reviewer for many major funding bodies and academic journals, including membership of the statistical review panel for The Lancet group.


  • Statistics, research methods and associated topics, primarily on the Doctorate in Professional Practice  (Health and Social Care) programme where she is also the module co-ordinator for the research thesis module.

  • Multidisciplinary pain and neurophysiology research

    • clinical assessment of pain
    • pain management
    • quantitative sensory testing (monitoring of therapeutic outcomes on sensory system and investigation of underlying aetiology of neurological disease)
    • electrophysiological measurement of somatosensory and nociceptive pathways
    • psychophysical pain assessment
    • electrical stimulation of neural structures for pain relief
    • mechanisms of trigeminal pain
    • computer modelling of electrophysiological systems
    • use of computer simulation in modelling pain
    • balance and cognition

    Statistics and quantitative data analysis

    Health Services Research


  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Jackie Campbell’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.