Nick Higgins MA, PhD
Nick is Director of the Creative Media Academy and Chair of
Media Practice in the Faculty of Business & Creative Industries
at the University of the West of Scotland.
Before joining UWS, he was a Senior Lecturer in Visual and
Cultural Studies at the University of Edinburgh where he founded
the practice-based PhD in Trans-disciplinary Documentary Film and a
masters programme in Media, Culture & Practice.
He is an award winning documentary director and producer, whose
most recent production, We Are Northern Lights (2013), was the
first ever Scottish documentary to be released by the multiplex
cinema chain, Cineworld.
He has taught at the universities of Glasgow and the Glasgow
School of Art, is the author of several books and articles, and is
a graduate of the European MEDIA Eurodoc & Archidoc
His films have screened on the BBC, STV, Al Jazeera, SVT
(Sweden), YLE (Finland), ZDF (Germany), VPRO (the Netherlands) and
at film festivals internationally.
He has sat on the Edinburgh International Film Festival &
BAFTA juries and is the secretary of the Screen Education Edinburgh
Previous documentary productions include; Hidden Gifts, Women in
Black, A Massacre Foretold & The New Ten Commandments.