Loughborough Alumni


29 Oct 2021

Alumnus Nira named on Black Powerlist for fifth year running

Dr Nira Chamberlain has again been named one of the Top 100 most influential black people in the UK on the Black Powerlist 2022.

The list – which acknowledges the most influential people of African, African American and African Caribbean heritage in the UK – is in its 15th year and held its annual awards in London earlier this month.

The alumnus has been named in the Public, Third Sector & Education category. The Powerlist says:

“During the past year, when maths and mathematicians found themselves thrust into the spotlight, Dr Chamberlain has reviewed major mathematical models on coronavirus and researched the viability of different exit strategies by developing his own mathematical model.”

Dr Chamberlain is the President for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Professional Head of Discipline – Data Science at SNC-Lavalin Atkins. He was made a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute and was also made an Honorary Member of The Mathematical Association, recognising his achievements as “one of the country’s leading professional mathematicians”. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Loughborough.

Nira is a passionate advocate for mathematics and earlier this year he shared his experiences with Loughborough staff and students at Voices of Diversity: Academic Careers.

Dr Chamberlain graduated from Loughborough with an MSc in Industrial Mathematical Modelling in 1993, and continued his studies at the University of Portsmouth, gaining a PhD in 2013.

Congratulations, Nira.

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