Personal details

Professor Marilyn Campbell
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education
+61 7 3138 3806
View location details (QUT staff and student access only)
Identifiers and profiles

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

Professional memberships
and associations
  • 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
  • International Observatory on Violence in schools
  • Cyberbullying Action Network
  • COST action on Cyberbullying

Educational counselling, anxiety disorders in children & adolescents, bullying, including cyberbullying, Centre for Inclusive Education

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Marilyn 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.

Her publications have the third highest downloads on e-prints for the whole university, and she was chosen for the only case study example of open access for QUT for the Queensland government in 2016.

Her research into cyberbullying has been one of the first internationally and in Australia. She has advised the Australian Federal government and state governments and UNESCO on bullying and has been a member of the National Centre Against Bullying’s Advisory Council for the last 7 years. She was on the Management Board of the COST European Action on cyberbullying, 2009-2012, is an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan university and the University of Bucharest. She has been a member of the reference group for Kids Matter and Mind Matters for 15 years. Marilyn has been President of the Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association and is now a life member.

Her editorial roles include Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools for the past 10 years, member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Instruction; International Society of Applied Psychology (ISAPSY); School Psychology International; Education and Science Journal; The Counsellor; International Journal of Stress Management ; Journal of Psychology; Journal of School Violence; Turkish Journal of Addiction. She also is called upon to review extensively by high ranking journals.

She has been the recipient of many awards in QUT, including Education Faculty Research Excellence Award, Education Faculty award for scholarship of teaching, Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for research and the Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award. She has been invited numerous times to speak as keynote at international conferences as well as at national conferences and seminars.

Marilyn has extensive media coverage both nationally and internationally on TV, radio, press and magazines. Her latest media is with Ian Thorpe on the ABC TV series Bullied.


She is the author of the Worrybusters series of books for anxious children.

This information has been contributed by Professor Marilyn Campbell.


  • SPB006 Educational Counselling
  • SPN611 Educational Counselling Professional Practice
  • SPN612 Psychoeducational Assessment
  • SPN640 Developmental and Educational Assessment
  • SPN641 Interventions in Educational and Developmental Psychology
This information has been contributed by Professor Marilyn Campbell.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Current supervisions

  • The Three R's, relationships, relationships, relationships: How can teacher-student relationships be more positive and productive in secondary schools?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Kevin Glasheen, Dr Donna Tangen
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Jenna Gillett-Swan
  • Anxiety, Theory of Mind and Social Behaviour in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Association and Implications for Treatment
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Adrian Kelly
  • How Do Schools View Legal Solutions in the Prevention and Intervention of Cyberbullying?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Donna Tangen
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chris Chalmers
  • How do Universities Prevent and Manage Peer Bullying Amongst Students: A Policy Analysis
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chrystal Whiteford
  • The Transition from Home to Boarding School Navigating the Competencies for Success
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chrystal Whiteford
  • Bullying among migrant and refugee students
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chrystal Whiteford
  • It¿s no longer for us¿: Understanding families¿ decisions to discontinue home education in Australia
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rebecca English

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)