Dr Nichola Dobson

Dr Nichola Dobson is Programme Director for MFA Animation at Edinburgh College of Art. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 – 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present), she has published widely on animation, television genre and fan fiction, including Norman McLaren: Between the Frames (2018) for Bloomsbury, The Animation Studies Reader (Co-editor) for Bloomsbury and Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons (2009) for Scarecrow Press (2nd Edition published 2020). She is currently working on a book on TV animation with Paul Ward for Edinburgh University Press. She was President of the Society for Animation Studies from 2015-2019.

Current research interests are around animation archives, Scottish animation and animation pedagogy.