Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) Academic bring people together to develop digital health innovations that improve the lives of people living with long-term conditions. By creating relationships between students, researchers, businesses and health professionals we can develop projects that change how health and health care is delivered in the future.
DHEZ Academic's purpose-designed Phoenix South West Building on the University of Bradford City Campus is our home. The Phoenix Building houses four floors of research, learning, business incubation and public clinics. It features a full-size two bedroom Technology Smart House. The building functions as a hub of digital health knowledge and innovation, and a space for research projects to develop
To support its aims, DHEZ Academic has strong relationships with local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Trusts, and a growing number of partnerships with the Bradford Institute of Health Research, including the establishment of The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research.
DHEZ Academic is part of the £13m Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) partnership. DHEZ is led by the University of Bradford and the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, with £3.5m of funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership have supported DHEZ from the outset as the regional hub for digital health innovation.
Teaching and learning
At DHEZ Academic we value the sharing of knowledge across all the groups we work with - whether you are a student, involved in a research project, or attending an event.
DHEZ Academic's digital health teaching and learning facilities in the Phoenix Building are designed to support interactive teaching and learning methods. The Phoenix Building has teaching space which includes a 50 seat lecture theatre, public clinics for hands-on learning, patient consultation areas, a Digital Diagnostics Lab, a Phlebotomy Suite and a Smart Technology House.
The building is a digital health hub for the University that brings people together and inspires new ideas that will improve future teaching and create digitally savvy health graduates.
DHEZ (Academic) is involved in the development of a new teaching programme, the Masters in Public Health (MPH), which includes specialism in digital technologies and health informatics. DHEZ Academic also facilitates programmes in all our faculties.
Meet the DHEZ academic team
Professor of Visual Computing; DHEZ Academic lead for Healthcare Technology Unit
Professor of End of Life Care and DHEZ-Academic Health Services Research and Health Promotion lead
Head of School of Optometry and Vision Science; DHEZ Academic lead for Eye Clinic
Head of School, Professor of Pharmacology, DHEZ Academic lead for Medicines Optimisation
DHEZ Academic lead for BETU, Professor of Healthcare Quality and Effectiveness
Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Lecturer, DHEZ Academic lead for Physiotherapy Clinic