Pauline Miller Judd

Pauline Miller Judd

Pauline Miller Judd BA(Hons) MBA FHEA FRSA

Dean of Arts and Creative Industries


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.

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.


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited member, Advisory Board, Indian Association of Scottish Studies
  • Member, Governance and Organisational Development Committee, Young Enterprise Scotland
  • Chair, Management Board, Scottish Screen Academy
  • Accreditation Panel Member, Technical Theatre and Stage Management accreditation visits for the National Council of Drama Training (NCDT) (NCDT now incorporated in Drama UK) (invited)
  • Board Member, Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN)
  • Board Member, Scottish Theatres Technical Training Trust
  • Board Member, North Edinburgh Arts Centre (NEAC)
  • Board Member, YDance
  • Education Representative, Scottish Theatre Forum
  • Higher Education representative at arts and culture briefings for Members of theScottish Parliament
  • Member, Stage Management and Technical Theatre training advisory panel, NationalCouncil for Drama Training
  • Member, Saltire Society Executive Board


Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer of Creative Industry and Cultural Policy grant applications for theNetherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Research Council)


Public/Community Engagement

  • Judge, PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2012


Invited Speaker

  • Articulation for All’ Conference, SQA/Robert Gordon University
  • University of Zagreb (Academy of Dramatic Art);
  • DAMU Prague;
  • HEA Credit Accumulation and Transfer conference, Manchester
  • Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts;
  • Invited presentation on practices in assessing critical reflection in performance, HEA Assessment event, University of St Andrews
  • Invited speaker, Scottish Arts Club – ‘Scottish Creative Industries post referendum’
  • ELRAH Developing Articulation event, Edinburgh
  • Ohio Northern University;
  • Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno;


External Examining/Validations

  • Senior External Examiner, Theatre Department (ensuring consistency across all external examiners), University of Chester
  • Invited external for validation and subject review events at a range of Universities including: Rose Bruford College, University of Essex, University of Winchester, University of East London, Buckinghamshire New University, DAMU Prague
  • External Examiner, Arts Management and Music Marketing, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
  • External Examiner, Arts and Cultural Management (UG & PG), University of Chester


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy


Conference Activity

  • Member, Organisation Committee for Student Conferences, European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC)
  • Member of Conference Organising Panel, Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD), 2000, 14-16 April – QMUC, Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh – “Cradles and Cages: An Education For The New Millennium”


Public Engagement Activity

  • Judge, imPRESS Scottish School Magazine Awards 2014


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