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The Culture team

A specialist Culture team works across the university to support the cultural community in achieving King’s research, education and service ambitions through diverse partnerships in London and beyond.


Leading the team

Executive Director, Culture | Beatrice Pembroke

Beatrice PembrokeBeatrice Pembroke is responsible for the successful implementation of the cultural strategy to deliver on the research, education and service ambitions set out in King’s Vision 2029. She provides leadership for King’s cultural community and its dedicated Culture team, which includes Science Gallery London.

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Director, Culture (Programmes) | Alison Duthie

Alison-Duthie2160x160Alison Duthie is responsible for developing and implementing King’s programme of public facing cultural activity. She works in collaboration with faculties and students and in partnership with artists and cultural organisations to deliver on King's core priorities of research, education and service. 

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Director, Culture (Operations & Planning) | Dan Walker

160x160px_danwalkerDan Walker has overall responsibility for the Culture team’s financial operations, procurement, planning, business operations, HR and legal functions and ensures the smooth and efficient running of the department.

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Leanne Hammacott is responsible for the creative, curatorial and administrative management of the public programme of cultural activity across the Strand campus and beyond, working with faculties and students to determine the direction of the programme.

Dr. Johanna Kieniewicz leads the Culture team’s work to support, strengthen and showcase cultural collaborations in teaching and research across King’s. Johanna works with academics and cultural partners to develop powerful collaborations that can drive innovation in research, facilitate student learning and skills development, and improve student health and wellbeing.

In this role, Nikki Crane leads the Creative Health work at King’s, bringing together a network of staff, students and healthcare professionals across King’s with an interest in this area.

Jocelyn Cheek is responsible for the production of cultural activity across the Strand campus, showcasing King's content and creating meaningful touchpoints for a range of audiences. This includes dedicated visual arts galleries, public realm spaces, workshop and event spaces, and pop up events.

Emma Hardy leads the communications and marketing strategy for King's Culture, to ensure its work reaches the widest possible audience across and beyond the university.

Matt Fryer provides expert business operations advice to enable the successful delivery of the cultural strategy, working as part of the cross-cutting and strategic partnerships unit within King’s Culture. Matt supports King’s Culture’s work in several key areas: planning & programme management; oversight of King’s Culture’s site operations on the Strand Campus (to include King’s-owned spaces across Strand Cultural Quarter and the broader Strand-Aldwych zone); enabling & supporting the realisation of activity programmed by the King’s community in spaces at Strand and Science Gallery London.

Laura L'Aimable supports the development of skills across King’s cultural community by providing advice, guidance, training, mentoring and brokerage activity, empowering staff to increase the impact of their research through cultural collaborations.

Georgina Wright coordinates projects such as events, exhibitions and research programmes. Georgina also provides key logistical, financial and communications support across King's Culture.

Trudy Mensah coordinates projects such as events, exhibitions and research programmes. Trudy also provides key logistical, financial and communications support across King's Culture.

Debra Barretto provides expert financial and business support to the Culture team including financial management, administration and office management.

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