Staff profile

Nigel Douglas

Senior Lecturer in Media

Nigel wearing headphones around his neck standing next to a video camera on a tripod.


Film and Media


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts



I am a Senior Lecturer in Film Production specialising in screenwriting. 

My background is in film and television drama production where I have directed over 400 hours of network television globally across a broad range of platforms including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Netflix and Amazon. I have received five BAFTAS for my work and been recognised internationally by several awards. I also produce and direct a variety of theatre productions. 

I have written several commissioned screenplays and stage plays. 

I sit on the BBC drama commissioning panel and the Monaco Film Festival jury.

Teaching responsibilities

Currently, I teach level six (third year) students on a module entitled Independent Creative Practice working over the year to achieve full feature-length scripts. 

I also specialise in teaching film directing and producing.

Membership of professional bodies

Recent conferences

Key speaker at the 2019 London Screenwriters Festival.

Experience in industry

Programmes directed include:

International experience

Guest Professor - the JAI institure, China

In the media

Youtube video: The Vertical Hour (an interview about my experience of directing the David Hare play)