Julius Weinberg was appointed the Vice-Chancellor in April 2011.
Before coming to Kingston University, he 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. He worked within the NHS, as a consultant/lecturer in Zimbabwe, 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.
Additionally, Julius was scientific secretary to the Standing Medical Advisory Committee report into antimicrobial resistance and 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 and was a non-executive director of the North East London Strategic Health Authority. He led one of the General Medical Council teams which undertakes quality assurance of undergraduate medical education. He has an interest in health informatics and was responsible for developing the National Electronic Library for Infection (NELI). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters and conference papers in subjects ranging from cell biology and physiology to mathematical modelling and computer games in education.
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.
Outside the University, Julius is a member of the following external committees: