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Professor, School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology

Marilyn Campbell is a professor in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education in the Faculty of Education. Her main teaching area is in the Masters of School Guidance and Counselling and in the Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Prior to this appointment Marilyn worked as a teacher for 20 years in early childhood, primary and secondary schools. Subsequently she became a registered psychologist and worked as a school counsellor, mainly with young children in early childhood and primary school settings, assessing children and providing counselling and intervention strategies to both parents and teachers. She then supervised both school counsellors and psychologists working in educational settings.

Marilyn Campbell’s research expertise is in anxiety disorders in children and adolescents and in bullying, especially cyberbullying. She also researches in mental health issues for young people involving web based counselling and promoting resilience in intellectually disabled children and adults. Marilyn has also published papers on international pre-service teachers. She is a registered psychologist and teacher. Marilyn has expertise in quantitative design methodology.

She has authored over 100 publications, is the recipient of a number of professional awards, as well as over a million dollars in grants. Dr Campbell was team leader on a consultancy project with adults with an intellectual disability and challenging behaviours, was chief investigator on two ARC linkage grants, one on cyberbullying and the other on online school counselling and an investigator on an ARC Discovery grant on resilience in intellectually impaired children. She is currently a chief investigator on an NHMRC grant investigating the prevention of bullying using motivational interviewing. She is also an Australian Research Council assessor and NHMRC assessor, as well as assessing for AHRC in the United Kingdom; the Israel Science Foundation Social Sciences and Humanities; the Research Council of Canada; the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding; the Insight Grant applications of Canada and the National Research Foundation of UAE.

PhD (University of Queensland), MEd (University of Queensland), Postgrad Dip in Psychology (University of Queensland).

College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
Australian Psychological Society
Life Coaching Network
Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
Australian Women Educators Association
Fellow of Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
National Centre Against Bullying
International Observatory on Violence in schools
Cyberbullying Action Network
COST action on Cyberbullying


  • 2014–2014
    Professor Faculty of Education, School of Cultural and Professional Learning, Queensland University of Technology