Michael Grimm was a junior researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute from 2012 until end of 2018. He was primarily involved in the research program "Knowledge for the Media Society" and in the Competence Center "Health Communication".
In different research projects, he dealt with health-related science communication. This comprised the analysis of media portrayals of health-related issues and their reception (e.g. project "Network of Competencies for Complementary Medicine in Oncology - KOKON"), the investigation of health-related information behavior (e.g. project "Market Analysis Health Information"), the development and implementation of concepts for providing health-related information to specific target groups (e.g. project "Network of Competencies for Complementary Medicine in Oncology - KOKON"), the evaluation of health-related information campaigns (e.g. project "Sleep Well, Baby!"), and the examination of current practices of dealing with digital health-related data (e.g. project "Big Data & Health Communication").
In his dissertation project, he investigated recurrent image types in health-related media coverage and their contribution to mediated narratives as well as to personal stories of affected individuals.
Michael Grimm is an active member of the International Communication Association (ICA) and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) as well as of the transfer-oriented Network Media and Health Communication. Between 2012 and 2015, he was Student Representative, and between 2015 and 2018, he was Division Secretary of the ICA Visual Communication Studies Division. Furthermore, he was involved in the organization of several scientific events on a national and international level, such as the ICA Young Scholars Preconferences on "Visual Methods" (Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, 2015) and "Communicating the Power of Visual Images" (Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan, 2016) as well as the first annual meeting of the DGPuK Health Communication Division "Health Communication as a transdisciplinary research field" (Hamburg, 2016).
At the University of Hamburg, he taught several seminars and tutorials on methods of empirical communication research.
Michael Grimm studied Media and Communication Sciences at the Universities of Hamburg and Erfurt as well as at Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, B.C., Canada). His research interests lie in the fields of science communication (with a particular focus on health communication), visual communication and media use in the context of media convergence.