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Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education, Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and Principal Fellow of Advance HE. He runs the Professional Doctorate (Ed D) in Creative and Media Education at Bournemouth University and convenes the annual International Media Education Summit. In the field of media education, he is the author of a range of over 100 books, articles, chapters and research reports and has provided numerous research projects for research councils, media industry, charities and non-profit organisations.These include the European Union and European Commission, British Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, ESRC and EPSRC, Samsung, the United Kingdom Literacy Association, UK Government DCMS, US Embassy, ITV and BBC. He has given keynote speeches and joined invited expert panels on media education and media literacy in over 20 countries. He is co-editor of the Routledge Research in Media Literacy and Education book series. He was a founding editor of the Media Education Research Journal and edited Media Practice and Education from 2014 to 2020.

In 2021, Julian has provided digital and media literacy consultancy to BBC Media Action, co-ordinated stakeholder research for the the European Commission's Digital Education Hub, conducted research for ITV on the lived experience of programme participants to inform duty of care protocols and published his latest book, 'Critical Approaches to Online Learning'.

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