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Lawrence Lartey HND, BA (Hons), PGCE


Lawrence is a communicator and educator who has been recognised by various organisations as an influencer in the world of education and creativity.

Lawrence’s work centers around providing an intersection between education, technology and the creative industries. He has produced documentaries for Channel 4, BBC 4, and BBC Radio 1.

In 2011 he was recognised by The Lloyds Banking Group and Thomson Reuters as one of the most influential black people under 40 in Britain in their annual Power List.

As the Director of Innovation Industry and Enterprise Lawrence’s priority is to prepare students from Ravensbourne to enter the creative industries and excel. In addition, he aims to establish the Institute for Creativity and Technology as a centre for creative excellence, knowledge exchange applied research, post graduate education and innovation.

Lawrence has a deep commitment to develop the commercial capabilities for Ravensbourne. So far this has been achieved by collaborating with organisations such as the NHS, Steris, Nike, Warner Music and the Barnes Film Festival.

Further and Higher Education qualifications

  • HND Media Production 1998
  • BA Hons Media production 1999
  • PGCE 2006

Practical Industry Activity

  • Exec producer Channel 4 Queens 2021
  • Exec producer BBC I-Player Made In Britain 2021
  • Exec producer Decks of Kin BBC I-Player 2021
  • Contributor Autonomy Activism Art Direction (UAL White Paper) 2019

Research/Knowledge Exchange Transfer activity 

  • MBK Rising (Obama Foundation) conference paper
  • Parsons University Guest lecturer 
  • Exeter University KE collaboration
  • Shawn Carter Foundation (Jay Z) cultural collaboration partnership
  • MBK (Obama Foundation) partnership
  • A+P Student staff knowledge exchange
  • Exposure Communications live briefs author
  • Vault 49 live briefs author
  • Green Rock TV/post production partnership
  • MIT creative partnership (UAL)
  • FIT creative partnership (UAL)
  • Terms of reference Teaching and Learning Exchange/Shades of Noir UAL
  • How Hip Hop Changed the World (Thesis for Channel 4 produced into a documentary)
  • Made In Britain (Thesis for BBC produced into documentary)
  • Moderator Sheffield Doc Fest
Ravensbourne University London
Director of Innovation, Industry and Enterprise