Honorary Professor role for former Head of BBC’s Natural History Unit

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by Stephen Chapman

Julian Hector, the former boss of BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit is to become an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford.

During his time at the BBC, he oversaw Blue Planet II, Planet Earth and Dynasties, and won multiple BAFTA and EMMY awards.

At Salford, he’ll work with students on the MA Wildlife Documentary Production.

“I’m so proud to be appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology, home to the University’s master’s in Wildlife Documentary Production,” he said.

“All my professional life I have championed the natural world, both as a scientist, university teacher and producer - and always to give wildlife a voice through story telling. And I have always wanted the greatest variety of voices and perspectives to be given opportunity to tell the stories of nature their way.

“The natural world is everyone’s and everyone must grab this moment to share the joy, cultural value and sheer existence of nature - and it desperately needs us. The University of Salford is a beacon of diversity and inclusion and from where great talent is cultured and liberated.  I’m here to help where I can bring the universities life sciences together with the disciplines of communication, leadership and content production.”

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