UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 23 MAY
One of the country’s leading experts in medical technology is enjoying a double celebration after joining Birmingham City University as a Visiting Professor and being announced as Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands.
Professor Martin Levermore is the founder and Chief Executive of MDTi, a West-Midlands based company that works with the NHS to design and produce innovative medical products.
He has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University to help pass on his expertise to the next generation of healthcare workers training at the institution.
Professor Levermore has also been named as Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands to support the Lord-Lieutenant who serves as the Queen’s representative in the region.
Professor Levermore will be based in the University’s Life Sciences department working with staff and students to develop bio-sensors and other healthcare technology which are efficient in monitoring and managing patients in need of clinical supervision remotely.
He will also be working to promote critical nursing development and training within Commonwealth developing economies.
Professor Martin Levermore said:
“It is so heart-warming to be the recipient of two great honours and having my years of work acknowledged like this. I’m so looking forward to getting stuck into this important work with staff and students at the University which I hope will make a difference.
“I’m looking forward to developing links within the industry to ensure a strong and robust pathway for student placements and employability both in the UK and further afield.
“Being a Deputy Lieutenant will also bring along some great opportunities and important responsibilities. It is a great honour to be given this title.”
Martin has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands by Lord Lieutenant, Sir John Crabtree OBE. The role will see him support the Lord Lieutenant in public events and civic duties for the region.
MDTi has become an internationally known organisation that produces unique and state-of-the-art medicinal products to support patient care.
Medical innovations produced by MDTi are known to have improved the lives of millions of patients worldwide and vary from in-hospital equipment for practitioners use on patients, to equipment for patients to use remotely while recovering at home from procedures.
Martin will be joining academics based at the newly re-developed City South Campus in Edgbaston which officially opens its doors later this month.
Birmingham City University’s £41 million Health Sciences and Education building will help reinforce its status as the region’s largest provider of qualified health and social care professionals to the NHS and producer of more teachers than any other institution in the West Midlands.
The space will offer teacher training and specialist facilities for health sciences including provision for research, a new lecture theatre, a multi-purpose hall, speech therapy, physiotherapy and ultrasound suites, art and technology classrooms and IT hubs.