Bachelor in Philosophy with honors, Stirling University, Scotland, 1978. Master of Arts, Calgary University of Canberra, 1979. Bachelor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1981.
Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1986.
Before moving to Berkeley, Campbell taught at Oxford University for a number of years, eventually holding the Wilde Professorship of Mental Philosophy. Campbell specializes in the philosophy of mind with special emphasis on questions relating to perception. His books include Past, Space, and Self (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1994) and Reference and Consciousness (Oxford University Press, 2002).
Member of European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (president 2003-2006).