Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education, Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 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 external funders, charities and non-profit organisations including the European Union, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Samsung, the United Kingdom Literacy Association, DCMS and US Embassy. He has given keynote speeches and joined invited expert panels on media education and media literacy in over 20 countries. He was a founding editor of the Media Education Research Journal and edited Media Practice and Education from 2014 to 2020.
Julian was awarded his PhD from Birmingham University in 2004. He attended a comprehensive school and further education college, progressing from a National Diploma to a Polytechnic degree, but has benefited in his career from the advantages and privileges afforded to a white male in higher education.