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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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Head of Communications, Culture | Dr Laura Pritsch

Laura Pritsch_CultureDr Laura Pritsch leads on communications and marketing for King’s cultural community. Laura is responsible for showcasing and connecting cultural activity across all faculties through King’s External and Internal Communications Network, and oversees all public relations and marketing activity on behalf of the Culture team.

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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 initial phase of work on Arts, Health & Wellbeing at King’s, bringing together a network of staff, students and healthcare professionals across King’s with an interest in this area.

Matt Fryer provides expert business operations support to enable the successful delivery of the cultural strategy, ensuring the team runs smoothly and effectively supports King’s cultural community. Matt manages the team of Project Coordinators and is supported by the Finance & Administration Officer.

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.

In this role, Amy Brown supports the Education Strategy by planning and delivering a programme of work that engages students from across King’s faculties in a range of extra and co-curricular education activities delivered in partnership with arts and cultural partners. This programme supports personal and professional development and students’ health and wellbeing.

Dominica D’Arcangelo is responsible for supporting King’s cultural community through the planning, delivery and evaluation of projects, exhibitions and events that bring together staff and students with artists and cultural partners.

Lydia Kapournioti coordinates projects such as events, exhibitions and research programmes. Lydia 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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