Professor Allan Kellehear
Allan Kellehear, PhD., FAcSS is a 50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care) in the Faculty of Health Studies and Academic Director of the DHEZ Health & Wellbeing Centre at the University of Bradford. His research work embraces social and personal experiences of terminal illness, public health models for its care, and technology-enabled health care for those living with long-term conditions more broadly. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, President of both the Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS) and Public Health Palliative Care International (PHPCI). He has published 23 books and over 100 articles and has held previous chairs in England, Australia, and Japan.
The DHEZ Health & Wellbeing Centre at the University of Bradford combines leading health and social care research with health technology innovation. Although some of its research is clinical and health services orientated, much of its work also looks beyond the boundaries of health services – to the 95% of the time patients are not directly in front of professionals. This means a focus on prevention, early intervention, community development, public education, and health promotion combines with the Centre’s research interests in clinical and technological partnerships to create strong connections to civic engagement and co-designed research. As national health care budgets strain to meet the demand for more services, the DHEZ Health and Wellbeing Centre is examining how community involvement and technology can together meet the resulting challenges.