Douglas is an experienced social researcher and Senior Consultant at BOP Consulting, leading on major multi-stakeholder research and evaluation projects in the UK and internationally. He is an expert in social impact studies, developing sector-leading quantitative and qualitative methodologies and evaluation frameworks to explore interactions between cultural engagement and a broad range of outcomes. These cover health and wellbeing, education and community development.
On these topics and more, Douglas works with diverse organisations at a senior level. His recent clients include British Council, Goethe Institut, UNESCO, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, British Film Institute, Liverpool Biennial, BALTIC Gateshead, Green Man, and WOMAD festival.
Before joining BOP, Douglas held research positions in academia (Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow) and the charity sector (National Foundation for Youth Music). In 2018 he was a Global Cultural Fellow at the Institute for International Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh.
Douglas is passionate about exploring how creativity and cultural participation is linked to positive human and environmental development, as well as understandings of how forms of culture (old and new) can open up dialogue and improve intercultural cooperation.