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Sian Campbell

Sian Campbell CPsychol, MCMI, FHEA, MSc., MPA, BSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Sian is a senior lecturer in the Solent Business School at Solent University. She combines academic rigour with a ‘real world’ expertise gained from over 10 years’ experience in management and economic development consultancies.

Sian is particularly interested in the economic impact of publicly funded programmes and regularly carries out evaluations for organisations such as the NHS, Hampshire Constabulary, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, all tiers of local government, and national and transnational programmes such as EQUAL and WORK4NET. She has particular expertise in a range of social research methodologies including focus groups and questionnaire design, and uses them extensively in her own research.

She has won the Solent Student’s Union Best Dissertation Supervisor Award (2020) and the Solent University Excellence in Teaching Award (2017).

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Industry experience

Prior to joining Solent, Sian worked for South East Employers, CSR Partnership (now part of Ecorys), Hampshire County Council and Dundee University. While at South East Employers she worked with a wide range of organisations to help support their scrutiny functions, transparency and accountability, partnership development, and management functions.

Sian was the programme manager for Progress Through Partnership, a multimillion pound programme to build capacity in Local Strategic Partnerships, and The South East Mentoring Programme, an initiative to support aspiring leaders in the public sector. She has also acted as a mentor to senior managers.

Teaching experience

Sian began her academic careers as a psychologist, teaching individual differences (organisational behaviour, personality, intelligence, stress and performance) before specialising in research methods and management of the final major project units.

Since coming to Solent, she has taught on a range of modules, including Maths and IT, Organisations and Resource Management, Contemporary Management Theory, Data Analysis and IT, Research and Analysis, Consultancy Preparations, Consultancy Project and Business Projects.

Research interests

Sian's research interests lie in the areas of economic impact of publicly funded programmes, individual differences in stress and performance, psychometrics, and evaluation.

Recent publications

Campbell, S.E, Henderson, S. and Gallagher, A. (2019) Final Evaluation of the Supporting Families Programme: Hampshire County Council.

Whistance, D. Campbell, S.E. (2019) Development and Validation of the IESE scale for undergraduates. Luminate. Prospects. Learning and Development Trust

Wink, B., Campbell, S.E., Henderson, S., (2016) Positively Flourishing: Delivery and Evaluation of a Workplace Wellbeing Programme. Panel presentation at 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. 22-24 September, Adelaide, Australia

Campbell, S.E. (2011) Final evaluation of Progress through Partnership. Report for Improvement and Efficiency South East (IESE)


Sian has been awarded:

  • Solent Students' Union Best Dissertation/Final Major Project Supervisor (2020).
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, Solent University (2017).
  • LSC scholarship to carry out a master's degree in Public Administration at the University of Liverpool.