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 user 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

Guest lectures

  • Remote Care Nearby 2019/20 (University of Twente)
    Guest lecture on Value Sensitive Design
  • Telemedicine and Data Analysis for Monitoring 2019/20 (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