The Director of NHS Scotland Academy, Learning and Innovation, has been appointed as 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 Employment and Organisation Department.
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.
Discussing his appointment, 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.”
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 University, 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.