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Culture Surgeries Contacts

The Culture team aims to support faculty and student priorities across research, education and service to deliver the ambitions set out in King’s Vision 2029. The Culture team includes sector specialists with expertise in collaborative education, research and innovation, public programming, partnerships, cultural engagement and cultural policy.

During the current crisis, the Cultural Surgeries will be delivered as 30-minute online meetings via Microsoft Teams. Below you can find out more about the skills and expertise of the various members of the Culture team who are currently available for conversations. Please get in contact with the person who best suits your needs to arrange an initial meeting or contact for general enquiries.

Contact details for culture team

Name, role and contact details:
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Laura L’Aimable is Cultural Engagement Manager, supporting researchers to develop and deliver high quality and high impact culturally engaged activities. From initial scoping conversations, through to building cultural and creative collaborations into grant applications, and supporting the delivery of cultural outputs, Laura works with researchers from any discipline at all stages of a research project.

 Working with artists and cultural partners; working with internal networks; public engagement; student engagement; research impact; grant writing; project & budget management; event management; project evaluation; artist residencies; partnership development; collaborative projects; content development; programming; producing; performances, exhibitions; festivals.

Leanne Hammacott is Head of Cultural Programming at King’s and responsible for the public facing programme of cultural activity across the Strand campus.

programming; producing; commissioning; presenting; content development; digital media; art exhibitions; artist residencies; festivals; public relations; public engagement; project management; finance management; partner development; collaboration projects.

Amy Brown is Project’s Manager – Student Engagement within the Culture Team and supports the education strategy by planning and delivering a programme of work that engages students from across all faculties at King’s in a range of extra and co-curricular education activities delivered in partnership with arts and cultural partners.

Designing and running extra and Co-curricular student activities, Student engagement, Event and Project management, Event production and logistics, Embedded education projects, Working with artists and cultural partners, Working with internal networks and KCLSU, Budgeting and Finance.


Mel Davies is the Public Engagement Manager in Impact & Engagement Services. Mel supports researchers to build in high-quality, high-impact engagement plans into grant applications, utilising Science Gallery London’s and Cultures network of creative professionals to enhance engagement practices.



Impact planning; grant writing; public engagement with research; community engagement; science communication; art/science collaborations; project planning and delivery; evaluation  

Nikki Crane is Programme Lead  - Arts, Health & Wellbeing – this work is focused on building on the university’s strengths in arts, health and wellbeing and identifying where and how synergies between arts and health can enhance education and research, serve the needs of society and support the health and wellbeing of students and staff.

Contacts to established network of colleagues interested in this field across King’s, overview of arts and health field nationally, research and evaluation, strategy and funding, partnership-building; public engagement; collaborative projects




Stay in touch

For general enquiries please contact:

Research Funding Opportunities at King’s