Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education, Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He edits Media Practice and Education, runs the Professional Doctorate (EdD) in Creative and Media Education at Bournemouth University and convenes the annual International Media Education Summit. He is external examiner for BA and EdD programmes and a senior examiner for Media Studies A Level in the UK and is a grant reviewer for several international panels. In the fields of education, and media / digital literacies, 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, the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport and US Embassy in London. He has given keynote speeches and joined invited expert panels on education, media and digital literacies in over 20 countries.