Biography

Professor Ian Cumming OBE, Professor of Global Healthcare Workforce and Strategy, joined Keele in April 2020 and simultaneously took his role as UK Ambassador for Health of Overseas Territories as well as being appointed as the new chairman of West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust.

Prior to his role at Keele, Professor Ian Cumming was Chief Executive of Health Education England (HEE) for eight years, leading the NHS’ arms-length education and training body having previously served 25 years as an NHS Chief Executive.

Professor Cumming is playing a significant role in the Keele Deal | Health and is working with the Institute for Global Health to build international partnerships and educate students on healthcare systems of countries around the world.

Professor Cumming has a particular interest in global healthcare, healthcare leadership and management, training and educations, and pre-hospital care including paramedic science.