Julian McDougall

Email: julian@cemp.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)07808 657933
Twitter: @JulianMcDougall

Julian is an Associate Professor specialising in education, media / digital literacies and pedagogy.

He is a founding co-editor of the Media Education Research Journal , co-author of ‘The Media Teacher’s Book’ (Hodder, 2nd edition), ‘After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century’ (Routledge) and co-editor of ‘Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture’ (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies). Julian has also published a range of student textbooks, including Media Studies: The Basics (Routledge), Studying Videogames (Auteur) and the AS / A2 Media for OCR course companions (Hodder).

He has completed an AHRC funded ‘Digital Transformations’ project exploring videogames as (authorless) literature and a European Union funded project researching social documentary as a pedagogic tool.

Julian is Director of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University, leads the Creative and Media Educational Doctorate, teaches on the MA in Creative and Media Education and supervises PHD students in media, education and literacies. He provides additional postgraduate and doctoral teaching and supervision through a visiting researcher role at the School of Education, Sheffield University. Julian is an Academic Associate of the Higher Education Association, Principal Examiner for A Level Media Studies with OCR and Executive Committee member of the Media Education Association.

In recent years, Julian has presented keynote speeches at international conferences in London, Manchester and New Zealand and presented research papers at international conferences in Vancouver, Vienna, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Lisbon and Madrid. His research has been disseminated through The Media Education Manifesto, Radio 4 Today Programme and CEMP Conversations.

+ Journal Articles

McDougall, J and Potter, J (forthcoming) ‘Curating Media Learning’ in Journal of E-Learning and Digital Media

Berger, R and McDougall, J (2013) ‘Reading Videogames as (Authorless) Literature in Literacy. Published – open access early view (Wiley)

McDougall, J and O’Connor, J (2013) ‘Orphans and Rich People’: A Critical Analysis of the ‘Children’s Lives’ Exhibition in Birmingham, UK’ in Children and Society. Published – open access early view (Wiley)

McDougall, J (2013) ‘It’s hard not to be a teacher sometimes: Citizen ethnography in schools’ in Citizenship, Teaching and Learning 8(3) 327-342.

Andrews, B and McDougall, J (2013) ‘Curation Pedagogy – Further Towards the Inexpert’ (PDF) in Medijkske Studije 3(6): 152-165.

McDougall, J and Sanders, R (2013) ‘Critical (Media) Literacy and the Digital: Towards Sharper Thinking’ in Journal of Media Literacy Vol 58 (1).

Kendall, A and McDougall, J (2012) ‘Critical media literacy after the media: can we see clearly now? (PDF)’ In Tyner, K. & Gutiérrez , A. (Eds.). Alfabetización mediática en contextos digitales múltiples, Revista Communicar, 38. Andalucia, Spain: Grupo Communicar.

Avery, A, McDougall, J and Pritchard, A. (2011) ‘Every Child Matters and Media Literacy: Perceptions and Connections’ in Critical Commentary 4(1) p35-48.

McDougall, J, (2010) ‘Wiring the Audience’, Participations Vol 7 Issue 1: 73-101 [1749 8716]

McDougall, J. (2010) ‘Making and Doing: Short Film and Media 2.0’, Splice: Studying Contemporary Cinema. Vol 4(1) p.22-31. [1751-7516]

Kendall, A and McDougall, J. (2009) ‘Just Gaming: On Being Differently Literate’, Eludamos: Journal of Computer Game Culture . vol 3 (2), p. 245-260 [1866 6124]

Griffin, S. and McDougall, J. (2009) ‘Despite Ourselves: Education Studies: Between ‘Spirit’ and Passing On? (PDF)Educational Futures , vol 2 (1), p31-39. [1758 2199]


McDougall, J. and Duncan, M. (2008) ‘Children, videogames and physical activity: An exploratory study’, International Journal of Disability and Human Development, vol 7(1), p.89-94. [1565 012X]

McDougall, J. Walker, A. and Kendall, A. (2007) ‘Shaping Up? Three Acts of Education Studies as Textual Critique’, International Studies in Sociology of Education, vol 16 (2), p.159-173.

McDougall, J. (2007) ‘What do We Learn in Smethwick Village?: Computer Games, Media Learning and Discursive Confusion’, Learning, Media, Technology, vol 32 (2), p.121-133.

McDougall, J. (2007) ‘A Lacanian reading of the Study of Big Brother in the English Curriculum’ Changing English, vol 14 (3), p.299-312.

Beech, L and McDougall, J (2007) ‘Diagnosing the Disconnect: Bridging the skills gap’ in Critical Commentary1(1) p21-28. McDougall, J. (2006) ‘Media education and the limits of assessment’, Media International Australia, 120. p.106-116.

McDougall, J. (2006) ‘Media education and the limits of assessment’, Media International Australia, 120. p.106-116.

+ Research Grants Awarded

Media for Development: Evaluation of Young Dads’ TV using Capabilities Approach (2012)

Arts and Humanities Research Council (‘Digital Transformations’): Transforming the Discipline: Videogames as (authorless) literature. (2012)

European Union Transversal (ICT): Social Documentary as a Pedagogic Tool (2010-2012)

Other funding awarded:

Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshops: MERJ Researchers’ Retreat (2013) + MERJ Research Methods Seminar at Media Education Summit with Sarah Pink (2013)

Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop: Learning in a Virtual World (2012)

+ MERJ Editorial Articles

Berger, R and McDougall, J, 2013. ‘Dial M for Media Education’ in The Media Education Research Journal 4 (1) [2040 4530]

Berger R and McDougall, J, 2012. ‘Media pedagogy research: are we there yet?’ in The Media Education Research Journal 2(2) [2040 4530]

Berger, R and McDougall, J, 2012. ‘What is media education for?’ in The Media Education Research Journal 3(1) [2040 4530].

Berger, R and McDougall, J, 2011. ‘Media Studies 2.0: A Retrospective’ in The Media Education Research Journal 2(2) [2040 4530]

Berger, R and McDougall, J, 2011. ‘Apologies for Cross-Posting: a keynote exchange’ in The Media Education Research Journal 2(1) [2040 4530]

Berger, R and McDougall, J, 2011. ‘Doing Wikileaks: New Paradigms and (or) Ecologies for Media Education’ in The Media Education Research Journal 1(2).  [2040 4530]

Berger, R and McDougall, J. (2010) ‘Touching the Void?: Media Education Research in the 21st Century. The Media Education Research Journal 1 (1): 7-17. [2040 4530]

+ Books

Bennett, P and McDougall, J (eds, 2014 - forthcoming) Doing Text: Reclaiming English After the Subject. London: Routledge.

Bennett, P and McDougall, J (eds), 2013. Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture. New York: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. (0415821223)

McDougall, J, 2012 Media Studies: The Basics. London: Routledge.  (0415681251)

Bennett, P, Kendall, A and McDougall, J, 2011. After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century. London: Routledge. (9780415586832)

McDougall, J and Potamitis, N, 2010. The Media Teacher’s Book 2nd edition. London: Hodder.
(1444115561)

McDougall, J and O’Brien, W, 2008. Studying Videogames. Leighton-Buzzard: Auteur. (978903663837)

McDougall, J, 2009. A2 Media Studies for OCR. London: Hodder. (9780340958711)

McDougall, J, 2008. AS Media Studies for OCR. London: Hodder. (9780340958988)

McDougall, J, 2006. The Media Teacher’s Book. London: Hodder. (0340905166)

+ Book Chapters

McDougall, J, 2013 ‘Media Literacy: An Incomplete Project’ in Media Literacy Education in De Abreu, B Mihailidis, M (eds) Media Literacy Education in Action London: Routledge.

McDougall, J, 2013 (in press) ‘We are the Resurrection: Media education after the media’ in Fraser, P and Wardle, J (eds) Current Perspectives in Media Education. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

McDougall, J and Orr, S, 2012 (in press). ‘Towards a mirror:  the learning and the work in a partnership of equals’ in Cleaver, E, Lintern, M and McLinden, M (eds) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Disciplinary Approaches to Research. London: Sage.

Kendall, A and McDougall, J, 2012. ‘Telling Stories out of School – Young Male Gamers Talk about Literacies‘ in Merchant, G, Gillen, J, Marsh, J and Davies, J (eds) Virtual literacies: interactive spaces for children and young people (ESRC seminar series volume): 89-102. London: Routledge Research in Education. (978-0-415-89960-4).

McDougall, J and Trotman, D, 2011. ‘Real Audience Pedagogy: Creative Learning and Digital Space’ in Sefton-Green, J and Jones, K (eds), The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. London: Routledge. 273-282. (978-0-415-54889-2)

Kendall, A and McDougall, J, 2010. ‘Different spaces, same old stories? On Being a Reader in the Richard and Judy Book Club‘ in Cousins, H and Ramone, J (eds) The Richard and Judy Book Club Reader. London: Ashgate. 59-74 (978-1-4094-0133-9).

McDougall, J and Trotman, D, 2009. ‘Doing Theory on Education’ in Warr, S (ed), Education Studies; A Course Companion. London: Continuum. (9780826499202)

+ Other Research / External Roles

Editor: The Media Education Research Journal (Auteur)

Honorary Senior Lecturer / Ed D tutor: Sheffield University (2011 – current).

Academic Associate: Higher Education Academy (2012- current)

Principal examiner for A2 Media Studies: OCR (2008-current)

External Examiner for Creative Digital Media FD / Honours Year: University of Bath (2012 – current)

Media Education Association: Executive Committee Member (2010 – current)

External Examiner for Education Studies with Media, Culture and Society: University of Hull (2009-2012).

External examiner for PGDE (Secondary): University of Glasgow (2009-2011).   

Peer reviewer: International Journal of Learning and Media; Critical Social Studies; International Journal of Research Methods in Education, Learning, Media, Technology, Media Education Summit (abstract reviewer).

Book proposal reviewer: Hodder Arnold, Continuum, Routledge, Sage. 

+ Doctoral Supervision

Marzena Hiles (2013 – current): Cohort cultures and the ‘student voice’ in creative and media subjects in UK Higher Education. (PHD 2nd supervisor)

Neelam Parmer (2013 – current): The role of New Media Literacy Learning in Early Childhood Education. (PHD 3rd supervisor)

Christian Zilke-Wang (2012 - current): Digital Ethnography, Mobile Technology and Outdoor Learning. (PHD 2nd supervisor: Wolverhampton).

Peter Westman (2012 – current): Digital Ethnography as a Pedagogic Tool. (PHD 2nd supervisor: Wolverhampton).

Rebecca Austin (2012): Children’s identity in transition from Primary to Secondary school: figured worlds and possible selves. (Ed D Lead Supervisor cover: University of Sheffield).

Koula Solomou (2012) (Ed D Lead Supervisor cover: University of Sheffield).

Misti Savage (completion, 2012) - The home literacy practices of young multilingual children. (Ed D 3rd supervisor: Sheffield University).

Anthony Avery (2010-2011): Media Literacy and Creativity (PHD 2nd supervisor: Newman University College).

+ Published Book Reviews

Review of Butler, J and Athsanasiou, A (2013). Dispossession: The Performative in the Politicial. Discourse and Society (2013 – forthcoming).

Review of Lang, A (ed), 2012. From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the turn of the twenty-first century. Participations 10(1).

Review of Potter, J, 2012. Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship. Media Education Research Journal 3(2).

Review of Pink, S, 2012: Advances in Visual Methodology. Media Education Research Journal 3(2)

Review of Lambert, M, 2012: A Beginner’s Guide to Educational Research. Media Education Research Journal 3(2)

Review of Fitzpatrick, G, 2012, Aesthetic theory and the videogame. Culture Machine 13(1).  

Review of Richards, C, 2011. Popular Culture and Education. Media Education Research Journal 2(2): 83-85.

Review of Zambrana-Ortiz, N, 2011. Pedagogy in (E)Motion: Rethinking Spaces and Relations: Networks 16.

Review of Gauntlett, D, 2011. Making is Connecting. Media Education Research Journal 2(1) 109-120.

Review of Jarvis, P, 2010. Learning to be a person in society: International Journal of Lifelong Education.
30:3, 421-422

Review of Turner, G, 2009. Ordinary People and the Media and Helsby, W, 2010. Teaching Reality TV  and Auteur British cinema study series. Points of View 3.

Revew of Buckingham, D and Willett, R, 2009. Video Cultures: Media Technology and Everyday Creativity. Media Education Research Journal  

Review of Lacey, N, 2009. Image and Representation 2nd edition in Points of View.

Review of Lister et al, 2009. New Media: A Critical Introduction: 2nd edition Networks.

Review of Fejes, A and Nicoll, K, 2008. Foucault and Lifelong Learning: Governing the Subject.  International Journal of Lifelong Education. 

Review of Atkins, B and Kryzwinska, T, 2008 Videogame, Player, Text In the Picture.

Review of Carr, 2007 et al: Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play in MEA journal.

Review of Newman, J, 2004. Videogames and Newman and Oram, 2005. Teaching Videogames. MEA journal

+ Conference Addresses & Papers

Title

Conference

Venue

Date

The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies: 50 Years On (Roundtable discussion participant)

CCCS 50 Years On (forthcoming, 2014)

Birmingham University

2014

Myth Today and Together: Theory Under Reconstruction

Media and Cultural Studies Association conference (forthcoming, 2014)

Bournemouth University

2014

Media and Information Education in the UK

EC / COST Symposium

Sorbonne, Paris

2013

Curating Media Learning: Towards a Porous Expertise

Media Education Summit

Sheffield Hallam University

2013

Crazy Forays: Towards Porous Expertise / Doing Text After the Subject

CeDARE research conference

Wolverhampton University

2013

Event Host: MERJ Researcher’s Retreat

HEA Workshop

Birmingham City University

2013

Teaching (After the) Media or Media 2.0: A Retrospective

Media Education Research Workshop

Ontario, Canada

2013

Teaching Contemporary Media Issues: Classroom Approaches

OCR Media Conference

London

2013

Digital Transformations: Reading Games as (authorless) Literature

Media Education Association: Media and Film Education Futures

London

2012

Digital Transformations: Reading Games as (authorless) Literature

International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

Madrid, Spain

2012

Teaching Media in the Digital Age

Saudi Journalists in the UK

Manchester

2012

Social Ethnographic Documentary as a Pedagogic Tool

Lisboa Doc Festival workshop

Lisbon

2012

Digital Transformations: Reading Games as (authorless) Literature

Media Education Summit

Bournemouth University

2012

It’s Hard Not to be a Teacher Sometimes:
double ethnography and social documentary.

Media Education Summit

Bournemouth University

2012

Mythology Today and Together

Crossroads in Cultural Studies

Sorbonne, Paris

2012

Social Ethnographic Documentary as a Pedagogic Tool

Brussells Film Festival workshop

Brussels

2012

Mythology Today and Together

Discourse, Communication, Conversation

Loughborough University

2012

Theorising the Online Age

OCR Media Conference

London

2012

Event host / presenter

HEA Seminar: What the Digital Natives Taught Us about Learning in a Virtual World

University of Wolverhampton

2012

Gaming and Virtual Worlds

HEA Seminar: Engaging with the Increase in Contact Hours: Effective Virtual Teaching/Learning in the Arts and Humanities

UWE

2012

Discussant: Researching Media Learning

ESRC Seminar – Institute of Education

London

2011

Keynote: Media Education ‘After the Media’.

Media Education Summit

London

2011

MERJ research seminar + discussion strand (host / chair)

Media Education Summit

London

2011

Teaching Media ‘After the Media’

Life Without Media

Barcelona

2011

Keynote: Politics, Power and Meaning ‘After the Media’

Media Education Manifesto symposium

London

2011

Teaching Talent TV

AMES Conference

Dundee

2011

Critical Perspectives in Media

OCR Media Conference

London

2011

Immersive Worlds: Realities of Virtual Experience (presented by Richard Sanders)

Big Issues in Immersive Worlds Conference

Coventry

2010

Teaching Talent TV

Media Literacy Conference

London

2010

After the Media

Media Literacy Conference

London

2010

MERJ research seminar (host)

Media Education Summit

Birmingham

2010

Panel: Media Education: Themes and Challenges

Media Education Summit

Birmingham

2010

Media @ Newman: What We Learned from Our Students

Media Education Summit

Birmingham

2010

Media and Collective Identity

OCR Media Conference

London

2010

Keynote: Media Education for the 21st Century.

In Media (TRCC)

Christ’s College, Christchurch, NZ

2009

Wiring the Audience

Media Education Summit

Liverpool

2009

Telling Stories out of School – Young Male Gamers Talk about Literacies (presented by Alex Kendall) 

United Kingdom Literacy Association conference

London

2009

Postmodern Media

OCR Media conference

London

2009

Creative and Media Education – theory and practice

Learning and Making conference

Homerton College, Cambridge

2009

Just Gaming – Our Future Students

HEA ADM Subject Centre Conference– The Challenge of New Media

UWE

2008

Just Gaming – On Being Differently Literate

Future and Reality of Gaming – University of Vienna

Vienna

2008

Ragged Trousered Wikinomics: Back to the Future for Media Studies 

Media Education Summit

CEMP: Bournemouth University

2008

Keynote: Media 2.0: What Difference Does it Make?

Media Education Association conference

National Museum of Media, Bradford

2008

Videogames, Media Studies 2.0, Players, Students

Transforming Audiences

University of Westminster

2007

Could Videogames Help Reduce Childhood Obesity? (presented by Mike Duncan)

Third National Conference on Obesity and Helath

Manchester

2007

Keynote: Media Studies 2.0: The collapse and rebirth of Media Studies?   (with David Gauntlett)

British Film Institute Media Teacher’s Conference

National Film Theatre, London

2007

Keynote: Media Literacy 

Media Education Association

Warwick University

2007

Medal of Honor: Threshold Text

MECCSA and AMPE

Coventry University

2007

Finding the Conditions of Possibility for Enquiry Based Online Learning (presented by Richard Sanders)

Fifth International eportfolio conference

Maastricht

2007

Despite Ourselves? Education Studies: Between Spirit and Passing On. (presented with Stephen Griffin)

British Education Studies Association Conference

Bath Spa University

2007

Videogames as Postmodern Media

Media21: Media Education Wales Conference

Cardiff

2007

Computer Games, Imagination, Learning, Discourse

International Conference on Imagination and Education

Vancouver

2006

Concepts for Consoles: Are Computer Games Transgressive?

Media20: Media Education Wales Conference

Cardiff

2006

You’d Better Shape Up: Can Education Studies speak outside of Standards?

British Education Studies Association Conference

University College, Chester

2005

Theory, Practice and Subject Identity: A Discourse Analysis

British Film Institute Media Teacher’s Conference

National Film Theatre, London

2005

Teaching Narrative

British Film Institute Media Teacher’s Conference

National Film Theatre, London

2006

Men’s Health and Consumerism 

British Film Institute Media Teacher’s Conference

National Film Theatre, London

2001

Children and Television – Supporting Student Research

British Film Institute Media Teacher’s Conference

National Film Theatre, London

2003

Teaching Audience through ‘My Name is Joe’ 

In the Picture teachers’ Conference

Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester.

1999.

Teaching Popular Music

Media Education Wales Conference

Cardiff

1997.

 

+ CPD Provided

Title

Course

Venue

Date

The Media Teacher’s Theory Toolkit

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2013

Curriculum and Technology

Higher Education Academy Symposium: New to Teaching Media / Comms

Liverpool

2012

Media and Collective Identity

INSET Day Course

London

2010

Fast Track Media Degree

INSET Day Course

London

2010

Teaching A/AS Media for the first time

INSET Day Course

London

2010

Critical Perspectives in Media

INSET Day Course

London

2010

Old and New Media study day (host)

Keynote Student Conference

London

2010

Media and Collective Identity

INSET Day Course

London

2009

Teaching A2 Media

INSET Day Course

London

2009

Teaching A Level Media

INSET Day Course

London

2009

Postmodern Media - Videogames

Teacher / Student Study Day

Newman UC

2009

OCR AS Media – Practical Teaching

INSET Day Course

London

2009

Teaching A/AS Media for the first time

INSET Day Course

London

2009

Moving up to A2 Media

INSET Day Course

London

2009

Media Studies 2.0 for A Level

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2008

Teaching Videogames

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2008

Teaching A Level Media for the First Time

Keynote Education INSET Day Course

London

2008

Teaching the New A/AS OCR Media Specification 

Keynote Education INSET Day Course

London

2008

Teaching the New A/AS OCR Media Specification 

OCR INSET days x 5

London (2), Coventry, Manchester, Belfast 

2008

Key Theories and Concepts for A Level Media

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2007

Teaching A Level Media Studies for the First Time

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2006

Media Studies for English Teachers: an Introduction

 

INSET Day Course

English and media Centre, London

2005

Raising Achievement in Media Studies

 

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2005

Theory Without Tears  

 

INSET Day Course

English and Media Centre, London

2004

A Level Masterclasses– Teaching A2 Media theory units.

 

INSET Day Course

London

2003

A Level MasterclassesEffective Teaching of A/AS Media

INSET Day Course

London

2002 

 

+ More Information

Publications

Go to full list of publications in Bournemouth University Research Online (BURO)