Loughborough Alumni


31 Oct 2019

Alumnus named on Black Powerlist for the third time

‌Dr Nira Chamberlain has been named as one of the Top 100 most influential black people in Britain as part of the 2020 Black Powerlist. 

The annual list honours men and women of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage who are changing lives in Britain. Now in its 13th year, the list recognises the work of black people across a range of industries, from the arts to science and technology.

Nira is named in the Public, Third Sector & Education category, alongside the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

The panel judge entrants on “how influential they are among their immediate sphere of expertise and how far that influence reaches”.

Dr Chamberlain is a Senior Data Scientist at Holland & Barrett, having graduated from Loughborough with a M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematical Modelling in 1993. He is also a Visiting Fellow of the University’s School of Mathematics and next year will be the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Application (IMA).

Previously named by the Science Council as one of the UK’s Top 100 Scientists, Dr Chamberlain featured as the fifth most influential black person in the UK in the 2018 Powerlist and was named again in 2019.

Joining Dr Chamberlain on the list is Honorary Graduate Ade Adepitan MBE, a TV presenter and Paralympic wheelchair basketball player, recognised for his work in the Media, Publishing & Entertainment category.

In addition to this, Nira was also recently named in the Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in UK Tech list in the Financial Times. 

Find out more about the Powerlist 2020 online.

Congratulations to Nira and Ade on their achievements.

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