Dr Knut Schroeder
Director, Expert Self Care
Clinical Safety Officer
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice, University of Bristol
My main role is to oversee our projects and ensure that the apps we create are of the highest possible quality.
I'm an experienced GP and health information specialist. I thrive on working together with partner organisations to help people self-care, and to make reliable health information more easily accessible.
Previously, I was Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at the University of Bristol, a GP Partner at the Concord Medical Centre in Bristol, and Chief Executive of the Self Care Forum.
I enjoy creating health information and am the author of four books, including Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies
Connect with me on LinkedIn or say hello on Twitter, where I'm @DrKnut.
Partnership Development Manager
My role is to develop mutually beneficial, long-standing and successful relationships with prospective clients.
Alongside this, I work with the ESC team to research and identify new ways to support users through our range of current and future apps.
I have over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector and have previously worked at the Royal College of Physicians and the Patient Information Forum.
And - like all of us here at ESC - I'm passionate about putting the user at the heart of what we do.
I'm an experienced independent former BBC television producer and script editor. I have a desire to make science and health more accessible to people.
I have a PhD from Oxford. For over 20 years, I've worked on internationally acclaimed TV programmes, including major scientific series with Sir David Attenborough, honing my storytelling and scriptwriting skills.
Meet me on LinkedIn.
I have over 20 years of experience as a software developer and have worked with market leaders in various industry sectors, providing comprehensive solutions for iPhone and Android.
If you ever find a problem with any of our apps and they don't work as they should (which can happen with any tech product), just get in touch and we'll do our best to fix it.
I also design websites for other, high-profile clients. I'm also an award-winning saxophonist, and with my band Get the Blessing won the BBC Album of the Year in the BBC Jazz Award in 2008.
App project teams
Irish 'Student Health Matters' app project team at the app launch in Dublin
For each app that we create, we assemble a select project team. To bring in relevant experience, knowledge and skills, each team usually has between 10 and 50 team members and works together with 3 to 10 partner organisations.
We choose team members based on the needs of an app project and include:
- users - people with lived experience, public contributors, and patients
- health and topic experts - NHS health professionals, researchers, local and national topic experts
- partner organisations - development and strategic partners, such as NHS providers, universities, colleges, local councils, charities, social enterprises and trusted private companies
You can find out more about our team members and partners on the landing pages for our apps ('Apps' section). Or go to the 'Team' and 'Partners' pages within each app.