Visiting professorship for NHS Scotland Academy, Learning and Innovation Director

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The Director of NHS Scotland Academy, Learning and Innovation, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde’s Business School.

Recognised for his experience in leadership and management in public services, Kevin Kelman will be taking this experience and delivering essential teaching and mentoring opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the University’s Department of Work, Employment and Organisation.

As Director of the NHS Scotland Academy, Learning and Innovation, a partnership between NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Professor Kelman holds a unique executive leadership role across both NES and NHS Golden Jubilee, two organisations with strong existing relationships with the University.

Professor Kelman said: “I am absolutely honoured to have been awarded this visiting professorship at the University of Strathclyde’s Business School.

“This is an extremely exciting time for our organisations and this new position is a great opportunity for us to continue to build on our existing partnerships with the University of Strathclyde to help address key challenges within health and social care across Scotland.

“We are particularly excited about the possibilities this offers in the areas of workforce development, workforce innovation and workforce diversification.

“I am really looking forward to supporting the students and working with academic colleagues at the University of Strathclyde.”

Professor Roma Maguire, Director of Heath and Care Futures at Strathclyde, said: “We are delighted that our students will benefit from Kevin’s extensive leadership and innovation skills through this visiting professorship which builds on our strategic partnership with NHS Golden Jubilee.”

NES Chief Executive, Professor Karen Reid added: "I'm delighted for Kevin and for the opportunities his appointment affords NES to deepen our relationship with the University and actively contribute to the student curriculum in relation to leadership skills and knowledge."

NHS Golden Jubilee Chief Executive, Gordon James said: “I am absolutely delighted that Kevin has been awarded visiting professorship at the University of Strathclyde.

“It recognises Kevin’s hard work and dedication in the field of workforce education, employment and innovation and builds on the partnership between the University of Strathclyde and NHS Golden Jubilee.”

Strathclyde, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS Golden Jubilee have proven track records of using collaborative working to benefit health and social care services across Scotland.

The University of Strathclyde, through its Health and Care Futures activity, brings together cross-faculty state-of-the-art innovation and expertise in the fields of medicines innovation, health technologies, data analytics and artificial intelligence, and the workforce and leadership, to support the health and care sector to become fully integrated and data-driven.

In doing so Strathclyde is helping to deliver new models of care focusing on prevention and empowering individuals and populations to live as well as possible at home and in their communities.

The University has grown partnerships with business, industry and government to accelerate and amplify innovation and to boost societal advancement, economic success and inclusivity locally within Glasgow, nationally, and across the world.