Christiane Grünloh

Senior Researcher

After leaving secondary school I was trained as a medical assistant at a General Practitioner. After three years of training, I worked for another five years in my profession at a Urologist. It was not before 2005 that I started my studies in Media Informatics at TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, in which Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an integral component of the curriculum. From 2012 to 2018 I was working as research assistant in Media Informatics and as programme coordinator of the master programme Web Science at TH Köln in Germany, while being an external PhD student in HCI at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

My PhD research focused on Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records (PAEHR) in Sweden, in which I investigated the opportunities and challenges of patients accessing their electronic health records, especially in relation to human values, patient participation, and the doctor-patient relationship.

Since 2019, I am working as a senior researcher at Roessingh Research & Development in Enschede (The Netherlands), where I am involved in various national and international research projects. My work focuses on human-centered and value sensitive design of personalised health technology, where co-creation with end-users and stakeholders is key to ensure that the innovation meets human & societal needs and fits the healthcare context.

since Nov 2019
Guest lecturer
University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Biomedical Signals and Systems Group (BSS)
Enschede, The Netherlands

since Oct 2019
Senior researcher
Personalised Health Technology
Roessingh Research & Development (RRD)
Enschede, The Netherlands

Jan 2019 – Sep 2019

Oct 2008 – Dec 2018
Research assistant in Media Informatics
Programme Coordinator Web Science
TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Mar 2007 – Feb 2008
Student assistant in Media Informatics
TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Aug 1999 – Aug 2004
Medical assistant
Dr. med. Middelberg, Urologist in Meppen, Germany

Aug 1996 – Jul 1999
Trainee as a medical assistant
Dr. med. Wegener, General Practitioner in Lengerich, Germany

2020 & 2023 (re-registration)
Good Clinical Practice (GCP-WMO)

2012 – 2018
PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (Teknologie doktor)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

2012 – 2016
Licentiate of Engineering in Human-Computer Interaction 
(Teknologie licentiatexamen)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

2008 – 2010
Master of Science in Media Informatics
TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, Germany

2005 – 2008
Bachelor of Science in Media Informatics
TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, Germany

2004 – 2005
Advanced Technical Certificate
Vocational College, Cologne, Germany

1996 – 1999
Doctor’s assistant
Vocational School, Meppen, Germany

Invited Talks

  • New Year’s Event of the Digital Society Institute at the University of Twente “To AI or not to AI?”, 29th January 2024. I gave a talk with the title “Relationship Status Humans and AI: It’s complicated!”
  • Vitaal Twente invited me to talk about “De (on)mogelijkheden van AI in de zorg: brainstorm over e-health” (Engl. “The (im)possibilities of AI in healthcare: brainstorming about e-health”), 7th November 2023.
  • Panel “Blended rehabilitation: challenges in integrating eHealth in rehabilitation care”, 26th July 2022 at the RehabWeek in Rotterdam. The session was hosted by Jorit Meesters, invited speakers: Christiane Grünloh, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Klaasjan van Haastrecht.
  • OnlineSpeak event Enablers and hindrance factors for video and audio-based AAL solutions – multi-stakeholders interviewed, 26th October 2021, organised by COST Action GoodBrother. The event was hosted by Carina Dantas, invited speakers: Mara Diaconu, Ingrid Stegeman, Christiane Grünloh, Natália Machado, Flávia Rodrigues, Willeke van Staalduinen, Maddalena Illario, Lars Münter.
  • Panel Human-Computer Interaction and Value Sensitive Design in Healthcare, 3rd June 2021 at OTHC 2021 conference, organised by the Organization Theory in Health Care Association. The panel was hosted by Peter Martelli, invited speakers: Batya Friedman, Dave Hendry, Christiane Grünloh, Geraldine Fitzpatrick.
  • Panel Evolving Trust in Data Sharing, 10th Dec 2020 at MyDataOnline 2020, organised by MyDataGlobal. Panel was hosted by Carina Dantas, invited speakers: Karolina Mackiewicz, Carina Dantas, Veli Stroetmann, Zoi Kolitsi, Samuel Jacinto, Tino Marti, Christiane Grünloh, Isabelle de Zegher, Bogi Eliasen, Risto Kaikkonen
  • Keynote at Information Science Trends: Health Information Behavior 2020, 10th Jun 2020, organised by the European Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Title: My Work Tool” versus “My Body, My Data”: Conflicting stakeholder perspectives on digital data access 

Peer Review Activities

Conference support / Event Organization

  • NordiCHI 2024
    Case Study chair (together with Anna Croon)
  • Uppsala Health Summit in Uppsala (Sweden), 2018
    Workshop on the use of existing data in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer; organised together with Åsa Cajander and Jonas Moll. See workshop description in this pre-conference report.
  • World Usability Day in Cologne (Germany), 2010-2016
  • Girls’ Day at TH Köln (Germany), Workshop Media Informatics, 2009-2014

    Nation-wide career orientation project for female students of 10 years upwards, which aims to change the attitude regarding occupations that may be seen as rather male-dominated.

University Activities

  • Member of the programme board Web Science — since its establishment in July 2009-December 2018
  • Member of appointments committee „Informatics: Computer Graphics“ — 2013/14
  • Member of appointments committee „Informatics: Sociotechnical Systems“ — 2013/14
  • Member of committee for the development and design of a new master programme — 2009-2011
    The programme Web Science was accredited in 2011 by AQAS and has been offered since winter term 2011.

Professional development

Guest lectures

  • Remote Care Nearby since 2022 (University of Twente)
    Revised course, co-organised with Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink and Marian Hurmuz
  • Remote Care Nearby 2019/20 (University of Twente)
    Guest lecture on Value Sensitive Design
  • Telemedicine and Data Analysis for Monitoring, since 2019 (University of Twente)
    Guest lecture on User Research and Requirements Engineering

Teaching assignments in Media Informatics (in conjunction with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hartmann):

  • Introduction to Media Informatics
    2010-2018, winter term
    in conjunction with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hartmann
  • Human-Computer Interaction
    2010-2015, summer term
  • “Measuring” User Experience
    2010-2011, winter term, optional course
  • Human Centered Design and Design Thinking
    2010-2011, summer term, optional course
  • Design for User Experience
    2012, 2014, winter term, optional course
  • Development Project Interactive Systems
    2008-2009, winter and summer term

In addition I supervised students as a mentor:

  • Practical Project Seminar
    2010-2018, summer and winter term
  • General Course Guidance
    2008-2018, programmes: Media Informatics and Web Science

I was contracted as a lecturer in the master programme Web Science:

  • Research Methods
    2017-2018, summer term
  • Master Thesis Seminar
    2016-2018, summer and winter term
  • Media Psychology
    2013-2016, summer term

Previous contracts as assistant lecturer in the master programme Business Informatics:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
    2012-2014, summer term, with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hartmann
  • Multimedia Information Systems
    2011-2013, winter term, with Prof. Dr. Kristian Fischer

Supervised PhD research

  • Eline te Braake (2021-2025): A framework for personalized self-management support for chronic conditions along the patient journey.
  • Kira Oberschmidt (2020-2024): WHO, WHEN, HOW –  Guiding the active involvement of stakeholders in eHealth Action Research.

The following graduation projects and theses were supervised jointly with colleagues:

  • Yfke Dotinga: Increasing Effective Engagement in eHealth for COPD Self-management through Value Sensitive Design (2023)
    Master thesis Industrial Design Engineering (M.Sc.) at University of Twente, supervised jointly with Geke Ludden, Edsko Hekman (UT).
  • Roderik Stoffels (2021). Master thesis Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc.) at University of Twente, supervised jointly with Mark Vlutters (UT), Edwin H.F. van Asseldonk (UT), Jan Daßler (Future Inside Systems, Mercedes-Benz AG). Access (restricted until 11.2031)
  • Ummusumeyye Artar: Towards value sensitive dynamic e-consent in eHealth solutions (2021)
    Graduation Project Creative Technology (B.Sc.) at University of Twente, supervised jointly with Dennis Reidsma (UT). Access via UT
  • Laura Maskanceva: Developing understandable and actionable sleep data visualizations (2020)
    Graduation Project Creative Technology (B.Sc.) at University of Twente, supervised jointly with Miriam Cabrita (RRD) and Alma Schaafstal (UT). Access via UT
  • Maartje Aalders: Accessible sleep support (2020)
    Graduation Project Creative Technology (B.Sc.) at University of Twente, supervised jointly with Miriam Cabrita (RRD) and Alma Schaafstal (UT). Access via UT
  • Maud Pfeijffer: Development of a questionnaire to determine the factors of an eHealth application that suport patient empowerment for people with chronic pain (2020)
    Graduation Project Communication Science (B.Sc.) at University of Twente, supervised jointly with Marijke Broekhuis (RRD) and Joyce Karreman (UT). Access via UT

For the following master theses in Web Science, I was the assistant supervisor:

  • Magdalena Abels: An integrated approach to create User Experience using emotional schemata and customer journey mapping (2018)
  • Julia Becht: Conceptualization of an Integrated Approach for Designing (for) User Experience based on an Empirical Analysis at the Engineering Company TRUMPF (2018)
  • Katherine Sears: An Exploratory Study of Fake News on Social Media: A Comparison of Facebook and Twitter (2018)
  • Yuwen Lin: Promoting healthy eating choices and physical activities by developing a mobile application conceptually (2018)
  • Georg Schröder
: Designing Worth in a Connected World: A Conceptual Approach for Participatory Design with a Focus on Values (2017)
  • Adeteju Enunwa
: Determinants and Success Factors that Influence the User Adoption of Mobile Payments in Germany (2017)
  • Lisa Kampert: 
A Conceptual UX Design Approach for Interactive Systems with Focus on Cross-Devise Use (2017)
  • Jörn Werner
: Conceptualisation and Assessment of a Mobile Public Communication Support System in Emergency Situations (2017)
  • Aylin Boecker
: Regulations for Multi-Sided Platforms in the Sharing Economy – Conceptualisation of a Framework With Regard to Regulations for IT-Enabled Business Models on the Example of Airbnb in Cologne (2016)
  • Justin Cann
: A Worth-Centred Design Approach for a Mobile Browsing Experience for the Visually Impaired (2016)
  • Xiao Zhu
: Conceptualisation and Realisation of a performance management process applied to a product marketing web site (2015)
  • Juan Wang
: Enterprise Social Network Systems: Interaction Design for Effective Collaboration and Group Awareness (2015)