Julie Ramage


Glasgow School of ArtJulie Ramage

Job title

Senior Research Manager


Julie Ramage is the Glasgow School of Art’s Senior Research Manager. In this role she is responsible for supporting staff research across all areas of the School. Julie’s own research interests lie in the areas of creative industries and economic development. She also maintains an interest in media convergence. 

Prior to joining the Glasgow School of Art in 2010, Julie was a Senior Consultant at the economic development consultancy, SQW. In this role she specialised in the creative, digital and media sector including leading the development of Bradford’s successful UNESCO City of Film bid, writing the business plans for the Media Enterprise Centre at MediacityUK (BBC Move North) and forecasts of supply chain workforce and skills for MediaCityUK development (for the BBC and other partners). She also conducted (with Richard Millar of Available Light Advisory) the economic impact for the redevelopment of Leavesden Studios for Warner Brothers (now the Harry Potter Experience) and carried out an assessment of options for a film studio for Scotland, on behalf of Scottish Enterprise. Julie’s work at SQW also included a number of assignments for NESTA, most notably the evaluations of the Creative Business Mentoring Network and Games Mentoring programmes. Julie worked on many creative industries regeneration and sector development projects across the UK including in Manchester, Salford, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Leicester, Preston, Nottingham and Norwich. She also worked on ICT-related projects in Scotland and the North of England. 

Before joining SQW, Julie was Head of Research and Analysis for the media and creative industries consultancy, New Media Partners and before that she worked at Analysys, initially as a Research Analyst and working up to the Senior Analyst grade. At Analysys Julie worked primiarly on mobile telecoms projects. As well as authoring serveral straegic reports on Mobile Location Services, Marketing to SMEs and Mobile Services, she managed the online service ‘Mobile Networks and Services’ and provided bespoke research services for European-based telecoms operators and equipment vendors. 

Julie holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics and an MSc in Speech and Language Processing, both from the University of Essex. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Science from the University of Strathclyde. Before working in the commercial sector, Julie carried out research into normal and pathological voice quality at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She was a member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland from 2004 to 2007.