Azad Dehghan PhD.


Azad Dehghan, PhD; is a researcher, engineer, and entrepreneur in healthcare text analytics. My interest and passion is developing and applying AI (text analytics) solutions to healthcare.


Azad holds multiple positions across academia and industry such as: Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at the School of Computer Science, the University of Manchester; Research Network Manager at the UK Healthcare Text Analytics Research Network (UK Healtex); and more recently the Founder and Director of DeepCognito Ltd. – a text analytics company that employs novel AI solutions to healthcare.
Azad has worked with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (the largest single site tertiary specialist cancer hospital in Europe) initially as an Honary Research Fellow where he conducted a study investigating the use of techniques from clinical text analytics to compare the narrative experiences of patients with medulloblastoma with factors identified from their hospital records. Subsequently, as an NLP/Data Scientist he developed  (among other applications) the ChristieDEID: an in-house data protection management application. As a PDRA at the University of Manchester, he worked on a multi-centre (The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital & Alder Hey Children’s Hospital) NIHR project investigating text analytics methods to harmonise Occupational Therapy process/practice. Currently, Azad is part of the DEPEND project, another NIHR project that partly aims to investigate methods to analyse patient experience, he also continues to contribute to the work of The Christie Hospital’s Data Science Team.


Managing Director

John has 25 years full experience in senior management roles, covering sales,marketing, operations and general management including full P&L responsibility and managing teams in excess of 30 people.

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John Hearns

Director and Co-Founder

Through his with the charity Chris recognised the need to be able to deliver housing as an integral part to getting the support for the individal right.

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Chris Etchells

Non Executive Director

David specialises in working with dynamic high growth potential businesses, some of which are well established, but understand they need to change and adapt to realise their potential….

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David Roberts

Data Analytics Advisor

Azad holds multiple positions across academia and industry such as: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Computer Science, the UoM; Research Network Manager at the UK Healthcare Text Analytics Research Network (UK Healtex)

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Azad Dehghan PhD.

Electronics and RF R&D Advisor

Patrick Gaydecki, PhD, FIET, SMIEEE, FInstP, MInstNDT, CPhys, CEng is Professor of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester

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