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Professor Joerg Steier

Research interests

Professor Steier's research interest is focused on respiratory physiology, sleep-disordered breathing and the development of new treatments in sleep apnoea. He is medical advisor for charities (Hope2Sleep) and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thoracic Disease. He has been elected as member of the specialist advisory group "Sleep Apnoea" of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and serves on the executive committee of the British Sleep Society (BSS) as honorary secretary. He is member of the task force of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) on non-CPAP therapy.

The current research programme on "Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea" (TESLA) and patient based physiological markers of respiratory symptoms and effort recruits for several trials, supported by research fellows form five countries. Besides numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications Professor Steier has edited a text book about lung function and multiple book chapters on Respiratory, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. He also supports research in public health as an alumni and external reviewer of the British Lung Foundation (BLF)

Biographical details

Professor Steier's training in medicine started at the University of Leipzig in Saxony. Following graduation, he worked on his MD thesis entitled “Transthoracic Echocardiography in Pulmonary Hypertension” and gathered work experience in Zurich, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in Bavaria. His respiratory training led him to the Ruhrlandklinik at the University of Essen. He continued to follow his research interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing which brought him to London on a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). His PhD thesis about "Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the Respiratory Muscles” at King’s College London resulted in significant research output with involvement in an impact case and the development of new intellectual property. His work within the field of respiratory and sleep physiology has evolved into research and academic collaborations across five continents. Professor Steier works as Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Lane Fox Unit, a tertiary service for weaning and non-invasive ventilation, and the British Sleep Society (BSS) accredited Sleep Disorders Centre at King’s Health Partners. He was awarded  a chair of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at King’s College London and is active committee member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS), task force member of the ERS, and honorary secretary of the BSS.

 

Editorial activity

Journal of thoracic disease (Journal)

Steier, J. (Editorial board member)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

3rd Clinical Update Sleep 2018

Steier, J. (Organiser)
23 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Clinical Update Sleep 2016

Steier, J. (Organiser)
26 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Clinical Update Sleep

Steier, J. (Organiser)
24 Oct 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

British Sleep Society (BSS) Secretary

Steier, J. (Member)
Oct 2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

European Respiratory Society (ERS) - Task Force on non-CPAP therapy

Steier, J. (Member)
Dec 2018 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

British Sleep Society (BSS) Executive Committee

Steier, J. (Member)
Oct 2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

British Thoracic Society / Specialist Advisory Group "Sleep Apnoea"

Steier, J. (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

"The Times" Sleeping with the enemy: are you compatible in bed?

Steier, J. (Interviewee)
28 Apr 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC One Doctors (Episode 205 / Scene 1-32)

Steier, J. (Advisor)
26 Apr 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

"The Guardian" Sleep apnoea: surge in number of children admitted to hospital

Steier, J. (Interviewee)
18 Mar 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

King's Health Partners News

Steier, J. (Contributor)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC breakfast - Sleep apnoea treatment 'varies' around UK

Steier, J. (Interviewee)
19 Sep 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Medical Advisory Board / Charity for Sleep Apnoea "Hope2Sleep"

Steier, J. (Advisor)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Empysema Hotline (Patient Support)

Steier, J. (Member)
2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

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