Christoph Thuemmler

Christoph Thuemmler

Prof Christoph Thuemmler



Christoph studied Medicine, Political Science and Educational Science at Heidelberg University, where he also completed a PhD on cerebral Hemodynamics. After completing specialist training in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in Germany he moved to the United Kingdom and worked with the NHS for 10 years. He obtained his UK CCST in 2005 and was granted entry onto the GMC specialist register. Christoph is also a registered GP.

Since the late 90ies Dr. Thuemmler had developed an interest in the use of electronic communication in the health domain and is considered as one of the pioneers of eHealth in Europe. Since 2010 he has been an advisor to the European Commission in related topics. He served on the advisory board of the EU-China Round Table on the Internet of Things as a contracted expert to the European Commission and has also been involved in the Future Internet PPP and most recently in the 5G PPP. Christoph is also a member of the IERC the European knowledge cluster on the Internet of Things.

Since 2004 Dr.Thuemmler has focused on academic work and has developed strong links with the global telecommunications, IT and device industry. He has successfully delivered several large-scale consultancy projects to industrial clients. On an academic level he has been successful in grant applications since 2009 and delivered major large scale projects, such as DACAR (Technology Strategy Board 2009 – 2011) and FI-STAR (European Commission 2013 – 2015), where he took on senior management roles.

Christoph is a globally recognised expert in the digital health domain and is well connected in China and the US. He has been promoted to IEEE Senior Member in 2015 and is registered with professional bodies in the UK and in Germany. Christoph has also been serving on the BMA’s Scottish Medical Academic Staff Committee in different roles over the last 5 Years.


Invited Speaker

  • Holyrood Digital health and Care Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Keynote Speech, European Commission, The Future of Mobile Health in Europe
  • Keynote Speech, IEEE 5G Summit, Dresden
  • Speaker and Panellist, IEEE 5G Summit 2015, University of California at Santa Clara
  • Invited talk at IOT Week, Lisbon, 2015: IoT analytics for Smart Health and Care
  • Presentation, Health 4.0
  • Invited talk, JIAE Bordeaux, e-Health 5G requirements
  • Keynote Speech at REFSQ 2015
  • Keynote speech Medizin Innovativ, Med-Tech Pharma
  • Presentation of FI-STAR Shock-Index Demo
  • ITNG 2014, Speaker and workshop leader
  • Session Chair M1.1Porting Bio and Health Informatics to the Cloud
  • Invited talk, Princeton University, NJ, USA


Conference Activity

  • Contributor WWRF exhibition and IEEE 5G Roadmap event
  • General Chair IEEE Healthcom 2016, Munich
  • Panellist at EUCnC 2016, Athens, Greece
  • 133. Annual Congress of the German Surgical Society, Berlin
  • Workshop Chair, Intelligent Operating Rooms, IEEE Healthcom 2015, Boston, USA
  • Workshop Chair, ITNG 2015, Las Vegas
  • Organising Committee Member IEEE Healthcom 2017
  • Best paper award IEEE Healthcom 2014 "A Social-Technological Alignment Matrix"


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • EC 5G Vision Group Workshop, Brussels
  • Networld 2020, Brussels
  • WWRF 5G VIA Workshop presentation on behalf of the European 5G PPP
  • Expert advisor, European Commission, 5G Verticals
  • Member of the expert advisory board to the European Commission at the EU-China Round Table on the Internet of Things
  • EU-China Trade Project



  • Reviewer National Institue for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Editorial Review Board International Journal of EHealth and Medical Communications (IJEHMC)


Editorial Activity

  • Elected Chair of the the organising Committee of the 2nd European Conference on the Future Internet, Munich - on behalf of the European Commission
  • Co-editor Springer Book: Health 4.0
  • Co-editor Springer Book, Requirements Engineering for Digital Health
  • International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management


Membership of Professional Body

  • IEEE Membership
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Member, BMA Scottish Medical Academic Staff Committee


External Examining/Validations

  • International Business Management MSc
  • Final Year MBBS Examiner, Imperial College London


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Appointed "Medical Director" of FI-STAR multi-national EC funded project (19.5 Million EUR)

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