Thomas Brinkel studied Communication Sciences, Political Science and Sociology at the University in Jena, Germany between 1998 and 2004. He worked as a freelancer in the area of research, communication and education from 2004 to 2006. In 2006 to 2007 he completed training as a PR consultant in Bad Homburg, Germany. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a communications project manager in the area of renewable energies, medical technology and research in Freiburg, Germany.
Thomas Brinkel started 2009 as project manager with the goal to develop educational programs for the Department Health Sciences and Health Policy, located at the University of Lucerne and the Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) in Nottwil.
Thomas Brinkel did several courses and further trainings in the area of communication and education. He is currently completing a Certificate in General Management at the University of St. Gallen (CAS-HSG).
Thomas Brinkel is the Academic Coordinator of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy since 2011.