BAME Housing Association Vice Chair Appointed Visiting Professor at University

Midlands housing association Nehemiah UCHA is delighted to announce the recent appointment of its Vice Chair Martin Levermore MBE to Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University (BCU). 

The appointment to Visiting Professor by the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at BCU is significant in recognising the extensive work undertaken by Martin Levermore in developing innovative medical products, used widely and beneficial to individuals nationally and internationally.

“I am so happy to have been appointed Visiting Professor by BCU and greatly look forward to throwing myself into this role,” says Martin Levermore, Nehemiah UCHA’s Vice Chair.

“It is heart-warming acknowledgement of everything I’ve done and achieved over the years – the wealth of knowledge gained in my chosen field and the amazing support given to me by so many that has enabled me to grow as a person and professional. I am now able to use my experience and knowledge to make a worthy contribution to this sector’s common goals of improvement and betterment of humankind.

“The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at BCU has appointed me thanks to my demonstrable achievements in this field over the years, including strong original research with important international impact and a robust record of academic citizenship.”

Martin Levermore is a founder and Chief Executive of MDTi, a company that works closely with the NHS on a regional and national scale to commercialise and help to deliver innovative products and services. These medical innovations have improved the lives of millions of patients worldwide.

He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and holds an honorary post as Innovation Consultant to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

In 2013, he was awarded an MBE for services to businesses in the West Midlands.

The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University has strong links with industry and a proven track record of carrying out vital research.

“As this field has global reach, I’ll be giving guest lectures here and overseas as Visiting Professor,” adds Martin Levermore.

“The role will also entail supervising the PhD students, mentoring students, and supporting research projects into the human factor issues with markedly global impact. We’ll work closely with industry, academia and government on these issues, and co-create, co-develop and collaborate to alleviate inequality.”

Nehemiah UCHA Chief Executive Llewellyn Graham comments: “This is a fantastic achievement for our Vice Chair Martin.  We are extremely proud of the positive difference Martin makes to the West Midlands community and his contribution and dedication to Nehemiah and the work we do.  He is very passionate about making a difference to both our staff and our customers and has been instrumental in driving positive initiatives and partnerships between Nehemiah and key stakeholders.”  

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Stephanie Freeman

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