christoph pimmerWelcome to my website.

I’m a researcher, lecturer and advisor in the field of digital learning and knowledge processes. My main areas are work-related learning, knowledge management and post-16 education. I take particular interest in the use of mobile and social media, in learning and knowledge sharing in marginalised areas and in the field of public and global health.

I’ve earned my PhD from the University of Zürich and I’ve acted as a visiting scholar at the UCL Institute of Education in London and at the Columbia University in the City of New York. Currently I work at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland in Basel.

In my innovation and applied research projects I cross many geographical and disciplinary frontiers.  For example, I’ve carried out a social mobile media for health workers project that was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in cooperation with the Millennium Villages Project. Understanding and implementing digital media in knowledge and learning organisations requires the integration of different domains, such as psychology, pedagogy, sociology and organisation science. My transdisciplinary projects in which I usually collaborate with academic and practice partners, have taken me to countries and areas including Malawi, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the USA, Central America, Austria and Nepal.

My research has been accepted in leading journals in the fields of Education and Educational Research, Health Care Sciences & Services and Medical Informatics. I’m a frequent speaker at academic as well as practitioner conferences and I feel specifically honoured having been invited to contribute to United Nation-based summits, policy development and multi-stakeholder initiatives.

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I’d like to direct your attention to our book: Pachler, N., Pimmer, C., & Seipold, J. (Eds.). (2011). Work-Based Mobile Learning. Concepts and Cases. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter-Lang.

“… a most informative book tackling up-to-the-minute issues which
educators moving into the mobile realm need to consider urgently.

British Journal of Educational Technology


This is me at a project in rural Zimbabwe (a jogging tour)

This is me at a project site in rural Zimbabwe at a jogging tour.