Julia Roberts | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Julia Roberts, BA, MSc

Job title

Director of Innovation & Development


Julia joined Central in August 2018 with responsibility for leading on strategic developments and income generation projects and partnerships. Julia has leadership and oversight of marketing, communications, student recruitment, development, alumni relations, outreach, short courses and business training. 

Julia has worked in Higher Education since 2006, more recently at  Royal Holloway, University of London, as Director of Strategic Planning & Change and previously as the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning & Change at Durham University. As a member of the Executive Team at Royal Holloway, Julia provided expert advice and evidence to guide strategic decision making. In an increasingly competitive environment she developed the market analysis and insight function of the planning team and led a team of project managers working on strategic and transformational projects, change management and process improvement.

Prior to working in Higher Education Julia held Strategic Planning and Commercial positions in the museum sector.

Julia has a MSc in Heritage Tourism Management and a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Durham.