BOP Consulting team
Meet the people who work with you to plan, design and deliver sustainable cultural projects, demonstrate their impact and identify opportunities for you to evolve and grow.
RE | SHAPING POLICIES FOR CREATIVITY – Addressing culture as a global public good
Culture Counts: New Approaches to Evidence Based Cultural Policymaking
in World Cities
World Cities Culture Report 2014
Evaluation of SubSaharan Africa Arts – 2018-21 Impact report
Culture and High Streets – Final Report
The Green World Cities of Tomorrow: Culture and Sustainability – Special Report Prepared for WCCF Global Conversation
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.
Douglas is an Associate at BOP Consulting, leading on major multi-stakeholder research and evaluation projects in the UK and internationally.
A global research and consulting practice for culture and the creative economy
We work around the world to build and support new cultural and creative economies. We have created a set of tools that give leaders and decision-makers an unparalleled understanding of their cultural and creative assets and how to make the most of them. Here is a selection of our projects.