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‘Public support is crucial to medical research’

 September 3, 2014 | Simon Jenkins


Clive Summerhayes is a long-time supporter of the University of Leeds – and a powerful advocate for the public support of medical research.

Clive, who graduated in 1962 in the unusual combination of Civil Engineering and Industrial Relations, went on into a career in electronics, growing the Halma Group into a market leader in the manufacture of products for hazard detection and life protection.

In this video he talks about the support – both practical and financial – which he now gives to the University, and explains what motivates him to give back to Leeds.

Clive supports research by the Medical Technologies for Active Lives campaign project to improve the outcome of patients undergoing orthopaedic operations.

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