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Ms Nikki Crane

Ms Nikki Crane

  • Professional services staff

Progamme Lead – Arts, Health & Wellbeing

Research subject areas

  • Arts


Nikki trained in dance and has over thirty years experience working in the arts, first as a practitioner and then in strategy and funding. Whilst at Arts Council England she led the development of the Arts Council’s first national strategies for Arts in Criminal Justice and in Health. As Head of Arts Strategy at Guy's & St Thomas' Charity, Nikki managed an £8 million portfolio of arts and health programmes working with artists, clinicians, researchers and health commissioners. Currently, She is King's College London’s lead for arts & health and wellbeing and is joint project manager for 'SHAPER' (Scaling-up Health-Arts Programmes: Implementation and Effectiveness Research), the world’s largest study into the impact of arts on physical and mental health supported by a £2.5m award from Wellcome Trust.