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Barbara McKissack, Associate Director

Barbara McKissack

Barbara is a Senior Associate at BOP with expertise in broadcasting and in a wide spectrum of the arts and creative industries.

She leads and contributes to a range of BOP projects, including, most recently, a long term study of the arts and criminal justice for Creative Scotland; as well as, for the BFI, a three year review of BFI’s Film Academy, a review of cultural cinema provision in Northern Ireland, and reviews of the film sectors in both Scotland and Greater Birmingham. Further recent clients include BBC Wales, University of Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre and Directors UK.

Following early work in training and festival management, Barbara became an independent film producer before being appointed BBC Head of Drama in Scotland, running a multi-million slate of network programming.

Alongside her work for BOP, she lectures and devises the television strand of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production degree. Barbara is a member of the Stirling University Court and chairs their Student Union Trustee Board. She is based in Edinburgh.