Dr Landé Pratt


I lead the MSc in Project Management for Creative Practitioners at KU's Kingston School of Art. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an independent consultant, agent and trained barrister.  I use legal practice knowledge in independent industry-based work - consulting in IP strategy, agile innovation management and acting as an agent working with visual artists and sport talent. I represent and mentor a select group of artists/designers internationally and in the UK.

My research explores intersections between design, creative agency, technology and law. I'm also focused on the value of lean and agile management within design projects.  My work has extended application within both creative and sports management, such as with regard to the use of smart contracts within the fields of ‘rare' digital art and collectibles space.  Here I have been exploring challenges and opportunities in the use of smart contracts, particularly in relation to disintermediation, empowerment, representation, and regulatory (un)certainty.

Prior to my time at Kingston University, I project managed the British Film Institute's flagship site screenonline.org.uk, a digital archive focusing on the history of British film and television.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • D.Phil (Oxon)
  • Called to the Bar (Inner Temple)
  • M.A. Documentary Production - Goldsmith's College, University of London
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Agile PM Practitioner
  • Diploma Multimedia Production - SAE Institute of Technology
  • PGCE Media (with English) - Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London
  • BA (Hons) Psychology (First Class) - University of Reading