Dr Beate Ringwald

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Beate Ringwald is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Gender & Equity – supporting intersectionality, participatory, and social science research within the LIGHT Consortium. This UK aid-funded consortium is led by LSTM working with partners in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Nigeria to transform gendered pathways to health for those with tuberculosis in urban settings. Beate coordinates the consortium’s gender & equity working group facilitating gender mainstreaming, exchange, and learning across countries and partners.

Beate was awarded the Debbie Quinney prize for the student with the highest marks on the MSc in International Public Health programmes at LSTM (2015/16). She supported the HIV Self-Testing Africa project as a research assistant before securing a studentship under the prestigious LSTM and Lancaster University Doctoral Training Partnership. Her doctoral research, affiliated with the ARISE Hub, sought to expand understanding of the intersections of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) in an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya in order to strengthen IPV and HIV prevention and response in the community.

Beate’s research builds on over 10 years of professional experience in NGO and civil society sectors – designing and delivering programmes using participatory approaches to empower youth, women, and communities in Germany and East Africa. This includes programmes on the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls in Uganda, as a Technical Adviser. Beate also holds a Master degree in Social Education from the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg in 2002.

At LSTM, Beate is a member of the of the Gender and Health group and the Masters Ethics Review Panel, a sub-committee of LSTM’s Research Ethics Committee.

Beate is also a member of the Global Health Hub Germany, supporting the Hub Community on Global Women’s Health.