Director of Clinical Pathology
University of Bradford
Dr Betmouni is a Consultant Neuropathologist with diagnostic and research experience at a number of NHS Trusts and Higher Education Institutions in the UK. She is currently Director of Clinical Pathology in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford. She was appointed to this post in 2012 and leads on a Faculty of Life Sciences initiative to establish a working (accredited) histopathology facility within the university – Bradford Pathology. Bradford Pathology provides education and training in the design and delivery of diagnostic histopathology services, and will investigate factors that can promote the uptake of digital technologies into the laboratory setting. We are working in partnership with Philips (Digital Pathology Solution) and have a state of the art digital scanning and image management system to support our work in digital pathology. This system has huge potential in terms of facilitating remote expert opinion input and multi-disciplinary team meetings, with scope for improving the service we can provide to patients awaiting biopsy results. In March 2015, Dr Betmouni was appointed Deputy Director (Academic) to the Digital Health Enterprise Zone Health & Wellbeing Centre at the University of Bradford. She is the “Digital Diagnostics” theme lead for this project which will incorporate technology enabled detection, diagnosis and monitoring of biological and/or behavioural parameters in the healthy, those at known risk and those with specific medical conditions e.g. cancer. It is envisaged that research and development work will focus on development of remote and/or automated diagnostics.