Dr. Teeranlall Ramgopal worked in the NHS for 24 years – from Clinical Nursing to Senior Manager of Nursing Education, including the posts of “Assistant, Vice and Acting Principal” of the Shropshire and Staffordshire College of Nursing and Midwifery. Whilst there he co-ordinated and managed the College’s corporate/public affairs – external communications and relations with key stakeholders.
He joined Staffordshire University in 1995 as Associate Dean of the School of Health. From 2001to 2011 he worked in various capacities: Acting Dean and later Dean of the School of Health; was appointed Academic Cluster Director for Health and Sciences in 2002 and Pro Vice Chancellor in 2003 covering these two academic areas. From 2006 to 2008 he supported the Vice Chancellor in driving the University Equality and Diversity strategy forward. From 2008 until he retired in 2011, he supported the Senior Executive team in developing networks for the University to enhance its reputation, particularly in the Stoke on Trent communities, and strengthening the University’s international reputation through his ambassadorial role.
As part of his networking role, he served on the Staffordshire County Council’s Local Area Agreement Executive Board; the City of Stoke on Trent’s Local Strategic Partnership Board; Stoke on Trent Community Cohesion Group and Engagement Group; Tamworth Borough Council – Improving the image of Tamworth; Southern Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership Board.
Presently he is also a trustee of Age UK North Staffs and a Board Member of the Staffordshire University Academies Trust. He is a member of the British Sociological Association and his academic interests are in history, philosophy and sociology, particularly the sociology of Health and illness, social theory and social change.
Dr Ram was a trustee of The Community Foundation from 2010 until 2012. He re-joined the board of trustees in 2016, and sits on our Endowments & Marketing and Finance & Audit sub-committees. He is also a co-trustee lead for the Stafford Community Fund.