Professor Julius Weinberg
Professor Julius Weinberg is the Vice-Chancellor at Kingston University.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the Instrument and Articles of Government Julius is the chief executive of Kingston University, responsible for advising the Board of Governors on the education character and mission of the University and for the organisation, management and leadership of its staff. He carries out these responsibilities with the advice of his colleagues from across the University but particularly the Senior Management Team.
Before coming to Kingston Julius was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at City University London (from 2007). He joined City University London in 1999 as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and also became director of the Institute of Health Sciences in 2001.
Julius qualified in medicine from the University of Oxford in 1979. He has completed specialist training as a physician in infectious diseases, general medicine and public health medicine. As a clinician, he worked within the NHS and as a consultant/lecturer in Zimbabwe. Within public health, he worked for the World Health Organization in Bosnia during the war and was a consultant and the Head of epidemiology programmes for the UK Public Health Laboratory Service (now the HPA), with particular interest in developing international infection surveillance programmes.
Julius sits on the Board of Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland), London Higher, St Georges University of London, and is a school governor.
In the past Julius was scientific secretary to the Standing Medical Advisory Committee report into antimicrobial resistance. He has been an expert adviser to two House of Lords Science and Engineering Select Committee inquiries into Infectious Disease Services in the UK and Pandemic Influenza. He has an interest in health informatics and is responsible for developing the National electronic Library for Infection (NELI). He was a non-executive director of the North East London Strategic Health Authority.
Education, qualifications and prizes
2010: MEd (Open University)
2002: FFPHM (Fellow, Faculty of Public Health Medicine)
- 2001: FRCP (Fellow, Royal College of Physicians)
- 1994: MFPHM (Member, Faculty of Public Health Medicine), specialist accreditation: public health medicine
- 1991: Public Health MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- 1990: DM (Oxford), thesis 'Studies on the Circulation During Fever'
1989: Specialist accreditation: general (internal) medicine and communicable disease
- 1982: MRCP (Member, Royal College of Physicians)
- 1979: Radcliffe Infirmary Prize in Medicine and BMBCh, University of Oxford
- 1976–79: Clinical medical student, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
- 1976: Physiological Sciences BA, University of Oxford
- 1973–75: Undergraduate at The Queen's College, University of Oxford
- 1965–72: Latymer Upper School, King Street, London