Kjeld Hansen is an asthma patient and patient ambassador.
He is also a PhD Fellow at the Mobile Technologies Lab of
Kristiania University College, Norway, a PhD researcher at
the Centre for Business Data Analytics of the Copenhagen
Business School, Denmark, and at the CopenRehab research
unit of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kjeld is involved in influencing international guidelines and policies through his activities as a
patient ambassador. He is a former member of the council of the European Lung Foundation,
coordinator of the European Patient Ambassador Programme, patient representative to the
European Asthma Research and Innovation Programme and campaigner for Healthy Lungs for
Life. He is currently a patient consultant to the industry.
His patient and professional interest converge in his focus on patient education, patient (social)
communities and patient self-management. He believes in working inter-disciplinarily and
collaboratively – often in partnership with civil society, industry and policy-makers. He is especially
interested in discussing how the introduction of technologies and digitalisation processes can
change the relationship between patients and organisations.
Kjeld was nominated as a European Lung Foundation World Spirometry Day lung champion and
has been co-awarded the ELF award as a lung champion.