Julia Taylor

Dr Julia Taylor

  • Head of Doctoral College
  • Sir Michael Cobham Library DLG08a, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Julia Taylor has a PhD in Media History. At Bournemouth University, she is Head of Doctoral College and is responsible for the University’s portfolio of postgraduate research degrees. Julia was previously Research and Enterprise Operations Manager for Bournemouth University following an earlier career as the managing editor in electronic academic publishing sector. Current research interests include the early years of the BBC, postgraduate student mental health and academic impact, and the evaluation of postgraduate student learning. Julia is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Journal Articles



  • Polkinghorne, M. and Taylor, J., 2022. Recursive Abstraction Method for Analysing Qualitative Data. In: Buhalis, D., ed. Encyclopaedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • McCain, J., 2013. Women and Libraries. In: Black, A. and Hoare, P., eds. The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland 1850-2000. Vol. 3. Cambridge University Press.
  • McCain, J., 2006. Women and libraries. In: Black, A. and Hoare, P., eds. The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland 1850-2000. Vol. 3. Cambridge University Press.
  • McCain, J., Chignell, H. and Holland, M., 2001. The Use of Online Databases in a University Broadcasting Archive. Case studies of the construction of databases for BBC Radio 4's Analysis and ITV's This Week. In: Deegan, M., Fraser, M. and Williamson, N., eds. Digital evidence: selected papers from DRH2000 (Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference, University of Sheffield, September 2000).. Office for Humanities Communication.


  • Knight, F. and Taylor, J., 2023. The Doctoral College role in ensuring research degree supervision excellence. In: 2023 EUA-CDE Annual Meeting: Engaged research – the role of communication in doctoral education 14-16 June 2023 Lahti, Finland.
  • Stewart, N., Knight, F. and Taylor, J., 2022. Building meaningful postgraduate research communities and the role of the Doctoral College. In: UKCGE International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education and Training 5-8 April 2022 Online.
  • Polkinghorne, M., Roushan, G. and Taylor, J., 2022. Understanding Student Learning Gain: Using Student-Staff Partnerships within Higher Education to Inform the Continuous Improvement Process. , 3-17.
  • Polkinghorne, M., Leidner, S., Roushan, G. and Taylor, J., 2021. Evaluating student learning gain: What is the impact upon student learning resulting from the move to online teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic? In: 37th EBES Conference - Eurasian Business and Economics Society 6-8 October 2021 Berlin.
  • Polkinghorne, M., Taylor, J. and Roushan, G., 2020. Evaluating Student Learning Gain in Higher Education: A Poetic Consideration Based Upon the Teaching of Business and Management. In: WBM 2020 - Business Teaching & Pedagogy Online International Research Conference 10-24 September 2020 Online. Online USA: Western Business and Management Conference.
  • Stewart, N., Taylor, J. and Knight, F., 2020. Preparing for the next phase: Transitional support for postgraduate research students [online]. In: UK Council for Graduate Education Annual Conference 29 June-3 July 2020 Online.
  • Stewart, N., Cutler, C., Knight, F. and Taylor, J., 2018. The challenges of developing and supporting a strong research community and culture in a postgraduate research context. In: UK Council for Graduate Education.
  • Taylor, J., 2010. Crystals, Sparks and Whispering Voices – The Reception of Early Radio. In: Sounding Out Conference 9-10 September 2010 Bournemouth University.
  • McCain, J., 2000. Creation of a Resource Case Study: a database for ‘This Week’ television series. In: Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference 10-13 September 2000 Univesrity of Sheffield.

Scholarly Editions


PhD Students

  • Chloe Casey. Promoting mental health & wellbeing to build the resilience, capability and capacity of PGRs

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Level 6 Dissertation Supervision (Media)
  • Level 5 Business Simulation
  • Level 5 Research Methods

Invited Lectures

  • Early Radio Design, Miramar Hotel, Bournemouth, 01 Jan 2006 more

Internal Responsibilities

  • Committee Member, Research Concordat Steering Group
  • Committee Member, Research Excellence Framework (REF) Committee
  • Committee Member, Faculty of Media & Communication Research Degrees Committee
  • Committee Member, Faculty of Management Research Degrees Committee
  • Secretary, Univesrity Research Degrees Committee
  • Committee Member, University Research & Professional Practice Committee
  • Faciliatator, Supervisory Development Training (Established Supervisors)
  • Facilitator, Supervisory Development Training (New Supervisors)


  • PhD in Media HIstory (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • MA in Bibliography, Publishing & Textual Studies (University of Leeds, 1988)
  • BA (Hons) in English & Related Literature (University of York, 1987)


  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2018-),
  • UK Council for Graduate Education, Member (2014-),
  • Association of Research Managers & Administrators, Member (2008-),