Julia Nelson

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

New Adelphi Room 6.02

Please email for an appointment.

Current positions

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Media and Performance. Lecturer in Media and Performance/Theatre and Performance Practice


I graduated in 1997 from the University of Salford with a BA (Hons) in Media and Performance and went on to Greenwich University, graduating in 1999 with a PGCE.  I worked extensively in the FE Sector from 2000 – 2004, being the Head of Performing Arts at South Trafford College from 2002 – 2004.  From 2004 onwards, I worked within the Museum sector, managing and delivering the Open Minds Drama and Arts project, based at the Manchester Museum.  From 2004 I began working as an Associate Lecturer/Guest Director at the University of Salford, alongside working as an actor/director on many regional productions, which I continue to do.  I achieved an MA in Scriptwriting for TV and Radio from the University of Salford in 2013.  I currently work part time at the University and continue to deliver freelance workshops within the Museum Sector (The People’s History Museum/The Whitworth Art Gallery/The Manchester Museum) as a creative practitioner and work as a professional actor alongside this.  Recent TV credits include Citizen Khan (BBC), Ackley Bridge (Channel 4) and Coronation Street (ITV).


Level 4 Induction Workshop Project Co-ordinator.  Level 4 Acting Methods 1/Acting Methods 2/Performance Workshop.  Level 5:  Introduction to Screenwriting, Acting for Camera (Module Leader T2)/Voice and Text (ML T1).  L6 Co-ordinator and Personal Tutor/L6 Supervisor (Practical Research Project).

Research Interests

My practice as research interests include: Arts and Health/Liminality and ritual within the performative arena/Acting for live and recorded media

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (Hons) Media and Performance
  • PGCE
  • MA in Scriptwriting for TV and Radio


  • Member of Spotlight