Prof Alan Dilani
Professor Alan Dilani is a founder and General Director of the International Academy for Design and Health. He is co-founder of the journal, World Health Design, www.worldhealthdesign.com. He is founder and director of international master program on Design and Health with University of Portsmouth in UK. Dr Dilani has been engaged worldwide in several universities in the field of design and health developing "Psychosocially Supportive Design Program", both in medical and design institutions. He holds a PhD in Health Facility Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and a Masters of Architecture in Environmental Design from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. His research at Karolinska Institute, Medical University, developed a multidisciplinary research approach, leads to the new definition of design that not only fosters functional efficiency, but also improves health processes. He has designed all kind of healthcare facilities and has been used as advisor for several ministry of health around the world. He lectures worldwide and is the author of numerous articles and books in the field of Design and Health. Dr Dilani received the AIA-American Institute of Architects award for his promotion of high quality design research in 2010.