Pauline Miller Judd

Pauline Miller Judd

Pauline Miller Judd BA(Hons) MBA FHEA FRSA

Dean of Arts and Creative Industries


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

  • 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
  • Member, Stage Management and Technical Theatre training advisory panel, NationalCouncil for Drama Training
  • Member, Saltire Society Executive Board
  • Education Representative, Scottish Theatre Forum
  • Higher Education representative at arts and culture briefings for Members of theScottish Parliament


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”


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


Grant Reviewer

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


Invited Speaker

  • Articulation for All’ Conference, SQA/Robert Gordon University
  • ELRAH Developing Articulation event, Edinburgh
  • Ohio Northern University;
  • Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno;
  • 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’


Public Engagement Activity

  • Judge, imPRESS Scottish School Magazine Awards 2014


Public/Community Engagement

  • Judge, PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2012


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