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Professor Joerg Steier

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London

    2010
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Leipzig

    2003

Professional Qualifications

  • CCST Consultant Respiratory Physician,

    2010
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, FRCP

    Mar 2018 -

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 previously been member of the specialist advisory group "Sleep Apnoea" of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and now serves on the executive committee of the British Sleep Society (BSS) as President. 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 commenced 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 in Birmingham and in Bavaria. His respiratory training led him to the Western German Lung Centre at the University of Essen. His interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing brought him to London on a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). His studies concluded in the PhD thesis on "Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the Respiratory Muscles” at King’s College London. The projects with the London Respiratory Physiology group resulted in research publications with involvement in an impact case and the development of new intellectual property. His work in the field of respiratory and sleep physiology has evolved into collaborations across six continents. Professor Steier works as Consultant at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the Lane Fox Unit, a tertiary service for weaning and non-invasive ventilation. He is also placed at the British Sleep Society (BSS) accredited Sleep Disorders Centre of King’s Health Partners. He was awarded the chair for Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at King’s College London. He is member of the executive committee of the British Sleep Society (BSS), task force member of the ERS, and currently serves as President of the BSS.

Editorial activity

Journal of thoracic disease (Journal)

Joerg Steier (Editorial board member)

2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

5th Clinical Update Sleep

Joerg Steier (Chair)

19 Mar 2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

First British Sleep Society Webinar: COVID-19

Joerg Steier (Organiser)

22 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

4th Clinical Update Sleep, Milan/Italy

Joerg Steier (Keynote/plenary speaker)

18 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP)

Joerg Steier (Keynote/plenary speaker)

1 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

3rd Clinical Update Sleep 2018

Joerg Steier (Organiser)

23 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Clinical Update Sleep 2016

Joerg Steier (Organiser)

26 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Clinical Update Sleep

Joerg Steier (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)

Joerg Steier (President)

22 Nov 2019

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

British Sleep Society (BSS) Secretary

Joerg Steier (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

Organisation of diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: an international comparison

Joerg Steier (Contributor)

3 Jul 2020

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

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

Joerg Steier (Member)

Dec 2018 → …

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

British Sleep Society (BSS) Executive Committee

Joerg Steier (Member)

Oct 2017 → …

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

British Thoracic Society / Specialist Advisory Group "Sleep Apnoea"

Joerg Steier (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

World Sleep Day: better sleep, better life, better planet

Joerg Steier (Speaker)

12 Mar 2020

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

Second Opinion: What is the long-term solution to obstructive sleep apnoea?

Joerg Steier (Interviewee)

Jun 2019

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

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

Joerg Steier (Interviewee)

28 Apr 2018

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

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

Joerg Steier (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

Joerg Steier (Interviewee)

18 Mar 2018

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

King's Health Partners News

Joerg Steier (Contributor)

30 Nov 2017

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

BBC breakfast - Sleep apnoea treatment 'varies' around UK

Joerg Steier (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

Sleep Science Friday: Respiratory Physiology and updates from the British Sleep Society

Joerg Steier (Reviewer)

4 Dec 2020

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

OSA Alliance: Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic

Joerg Steier (Chair)

5 Jun 2020

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

Medical Advisory Board / Charity for Sleep Apnoea "Hope2Sleep"

Joerg Steier (Advisor)

2016 → …

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

Empysema Hotline (Patient Support)

Joerg Steier (Member)

2001 → …

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

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