With 20+ years’ experience as a leader in education and creative industries, Pauline has led significant strategic developments, restructures and capital projects, and has worked with a range of teams in arts and education to develop new initiatives and challenge existing thinking.
Pauline began her career in the arts, working with theatre and dance companies across the UK, with strengths in developing fundraising and sustainability strategies, as well as project management. She moved into events management, with a focus on large scale external events before joining Queen Margaret University College to teach arts and production management. Pauline was promoted to Head of Production & Cultural Management there and led on learning and teaching activities in the School of Drama. Pauline then moved to Edinburgh Napier University as Head of the School of Arts and Creative Industries, eventually becoming Dean of School.
An enduring learner, Pauline believes in fostering innovation and enterprise through developing potential in others. She is a qualified Team Coach having studied the Team Academy (Tiimiakatemia®) model with Akatemia, and is currently completing a DBA. Pauline is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and an associate of the NCEE Entrepreneurial Leaders.