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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  |  Munira Mirza

muniramirza_160x160(2)Munira Mirza 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 of Programming  |  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 the university’s core priorities of research, education and service. 

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Director, Planning & Resources  |  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  |  Josephine Walsh

Josephine Walsh_160x160Josephine Walsh leads on communications for King’s Cultural Community, joining up cultural activity across all faculties through King’s External and Internal Communications Network and communicating success both internally and externally.

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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.

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.

The Education Manager works with colleagues across King’s and as part of the Students & Education Directorate to embed culture-enhanced learning within the curriculum. The role also delivers a programme of co-curricular activity and oversees extra-curricular activities that draw on arts and culture to support students’ personal and professional development, wellbeing, creativity and employability skills. This role is currently vacant.

Sophie Branscombe manages and delivers a programme supporting King’s academics and researchers to enrich and inform their research through culture and to test and trial its impact in the external environment, helping deliver the ambitions of King’s Research Strategy.

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. The post-holder for this role is currently being recruited.

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

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Viewing the Invisible

02 September 2019

An exhibition bringing together scientists and artists to explore the similarities in their working…