Pauline Miller Judd

Pauline Miller Judd

Dr. Pauline Miller Judd DBA SFHEA FRSA

Associate Professor


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.


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member, Mindset LEAP (Leading Advisors and Experts Panel), Entrepreneurial Mindset Network
  • Invited member, Advisory Board, Indian Association of Scottish Studies
  • Invited presentation to Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Higher and Further Education onThe Contribution of HE/FE to Creative Industries
  • Member, Saltire Society Executive Board
  • Member, Governance and Organisational Development Committee, Young Enterprise Scotland
  • Education Representative, Scottish Theatre Forum
  • 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)
  • Higher Education representative at arts and culture briefings for Members of theScottish Parliament


Conference Activity

  • Panel Chair, International Conference on Gandhi and Tagore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Panel Chair, SRHE


External Examining/Validations

  • 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
  • Senior External Examiner, Theatre Department (ensuring consistency across all external examiners), University of Chester
  • 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

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


Grant Reviewer

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


Invited Speaker

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership - Navigating the Waves of Change, NCEE
  • Developing Creative Careers
  • Invited speaker, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts;
  • Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno;
  • Invited talk, University of Zagreb (Academy of Dramatic Art);
  • Invited talk on British Arts Leadership, DAMU Prague;
  • Invited Talk, Ohio Northern University;
  • Articulation for All’ Conference, SQA/Robert Gordon University
  • HEA Credit Accumulation and Transfer conference, Manchester
  • 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


Non-executive Directorship

  • Trustee, Donaldson Trust
  • Board Member, Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN)
  • Chair, Management Board, Scottish Screen Academy
  • Board Member, Scottish Theatres Technical Training Trust
  • Board Member, North Edinburgh Arts Centre (NEAC)


Public/Community Engagement

  • Judge, Best Musical at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Judge, Scottish Culture Awards
  • Judge, imPRESS Scottish School Magazine Awards 2014
  • Judge, PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2012


Visiting Positions

  • Facilitator, Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, NCEE


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