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King’s offers an outstanding environment for impact and external engagement activity. The Faculty has its own Impact & Knowledge Exchange team to provide expert advice and guidance on developing and evidencing research impact. 

In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 95 per cent of our research impact was judged 'world leading' (4*) and  'internationally excellent' (3*). 

Researchers in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities create impact through enhancing public access, understanding and engagement with external publics. This occurs through shaping programming, creative and critical practice in the performing, literary and visual arts - areas such as theatre, music, film and literature. Impact also arises through influencing policy, engaging in political and educational practice and promoting diverse forms of social engagement. Partners range from local organisations through to national and international in different sectors, including businesses, charities and cultural institutions (e.g. the National Archives, Shakspeare's Globe, the British Library).

Looking ahead, impact in Arts and Humanities at King’s will be supported in various ways, including through our interdisciplinary research centres and our Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). The latter is a £450,000 grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council running until April 2025. Through a series of funding calls, projects and professional development opportunities, researchers will be supported to nurture social justice-oriented projects locally, nationally and internationally with existing and new partners.

How the Impact & Knowledge Exchange Team can help

The Faculty's Impact & Knowledge Exchange (IKE) team provides expert advice and guidance to researchers at any career stage on how to maximise, and evidence, the public impact of their research, demonstrating how the Faculty's research delivers positive change locally, nationally and internationally.

The team can be contacted by emailing

The IKE team provides:

  • Annual funding opportunities for impact and knowledge exchange activities through Faculty Funding and IAA calls
  • The REACH Space as a free, well-resourced platform for creative connection, collaboration and engagement activities that span institutional, departmental and disciplinary backgrounds 
  • Expert advice and guidance on impact, knowledge exchange and engagement elements of funding proposals. Email us to arrange a chat
  • Practical event management support for events that engage external, non-academic audiences in whole or in part
  • General advice on events good practice
  • Professional development opportunities to researchers at all career stages aimed at enhancing impact and knowledge exchange literacy
  • Introductory sessions on impact and knowledge exchange for departments. Email us to arrange a session
The Impact & Knowledge Exchange team
  • Dr Sacha Golob: As Pro Vice Dean for Impact & Knowledge Exchange, Sacha provides the strategic direction for IKE activity across the Faculty and is Principal Investigator for the IAA
  • Dr Ed Stevens: As Impact & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Ed provides strategic input and leadership on operational support for the Faculty's integrated research impact, service and knowledge exchange agendas
  • Dr Emma Libonati: As Engagement Officer, Emma provides operational advice and support for a range of IAA and Faculty-funded impact and engagement projects and manages the REACH Space
  • Justyna Ladosz: As Events & Engagement Coordinator, Justyna provides advice on events good practice alongside events management support for those events that engage external, non-academic audiences in whole or in part

The IKE team work closely with Ana Rita Claro Rodrigues, Arts & Humanities Research Impact Lead for the College, who is based in Research & Innovation Services. Ana Rita provides specific expertise with regards the Research Excellence Framework alongside supporting delivery of aspects of the IAA.

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