Pauline Miller Judd

Pauline Miller Judd is Dean of Arts & Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. 



Dean of Arts & Creative Industries


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Pauline Miller Judd is Dean of Arts & Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University.

Pauline started her career in stage management and technical theatre, graduating from Guildford School of Acting in 1984. 

She enjoyed a varied freelance career with a range of companies including: the National Theatre; The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; The Old Vic; Shared Experience; Temba; The Queen's Hall; and South Bank Centre

Building on this, Pauline became a freelance arts manager working with a number of small scale drama, dance and visual arts companies, including Oracle Productions at Holland Park's Open Air Theatre and the X Factor Dance Company. 

Pauline also moved into events management and worked with Plus 1 Event Services for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1991 World Student Games in Sheffield. 

A year later she moved to Scotland to become Administrative Director of the Scottish Youth Dance Festival (now YDance), and in 1994 she made the move into higher education by joining Queen Margaret College teaching arts management. 

In 2003, she became Head of Production & Cultural Management in the School of Drama & Creative Industries at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Pauline then joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2009 as Associate Head of School, becoming Head of School in 2010.

A great believer in lifelong education, Pauline has studied part-time throughout her career, gaining a BA (Hons) from the Open University and an MBA from Queen Margaret University.

She is currently completing her DBA and has research interests in occupational community in higher education, and staff development in the arts. 

Pauline has been an external examiner and advisor in a number of institutions. She has lectured on cultural management and policy at arts educational institutions in Hong Kong, Zagreb, Brno, Ohio and Prague, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of the Arts.