Professor Ralf Weigel

Honorary Teaching Fellow

Areas of interest

  • All aspects of global child health, clinical care, policy making and health systems strengthening
  • Pedagogy of learning and teaching and student engagement
  • All aspects of HIV and TB service delivery and control including retention in care and  adherence

Since October 2017 Ralf holds the Friede Springer endowed Professorship of Global Child Health at the Witten/ Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, Department of Medicine, Germany. 

Between 2010 and 2017 Ralf worked at LSTM as a Senior Clinical Lecturer under the Education and Scholarship track to lead innovative learning and teaching for the Master’s programmes in Clinical Sciences and contribute to LSTM’s attainment of independent Higher Education status and Degree Awarding Powers. He was the Director of Studies for the MSc in Tropical and Infectious Diseases and MSc in Tropical Paediatrics programmes and convened the postgraduate modules Current clinical challenges, HIV in resource limited settings  and Development of a disease control programme. Ralf was also holding a post in the UK’s National Health System as an Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool.

Between 2002 and 2010 Ralf was employed by the Ministry of Health in Lilongwe, Malawi, as clinical advisor for the Lighthouse Trust supported by the German technical cooperation. His role included mentoring, supervision, clinical care and operations research in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV and TB. 

Ralf undertook his paediatric training and worked until 2002 in Berlin, Charité Children’s hospital, Humboldt 

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society Paediatric and Child Health (FRCPCH)
  • Member of the German Society of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • General Medical Council (UK): Reg. no. 6165736
  • Westphalia-Lippe Chamber of Physicians (Germany): Reg. no. 4028978
  • German Society of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health



Postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in Higher Education (University of Liverpool)
PhD (University of Amsterdam)
MSc in Infectious Diseases (UCL and LSHTM, UK)
Dr med (Germany)