Andrea Sylvia Winkler
Andrea S. Winkler is the Deputy Director of Centre for Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine, Co-chair of the Lancet One Health Commission. She is also affiliated as professor at the Department for Community Medicine and Global Health, at the Institute of Health and Society (20 %).
CV - Andrea S. Winkler
- Global Medicine/Global Health
- Global Mental Health in low income countries
- Clinical Neurology
- Basic Neurosciences
Active Major Research projects
- German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within Research Networks for Health Innovation in sub-Saharan Africa (CYSTINET-Africa) 2015, supporting work related to T. solium cysticercosis health networks
- European Union (European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)) and German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within Diagnostic Tools for Poverty-Related Diseases (SOLID) 2016, supporting work related to the evaluation of T. solium cysticercosis diagnostic tools in Africa
Medical education and research degrees
|1987-1994||Medical school, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany|
Thesis (MD) in basic neurosciences, Institute of Surgical Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany (outcome: “summa cum laude”)
|1996-2000||Ph.D in clinical neuroscience and medicine, King's College Hospital, London, UK|
|2007||“Facharzt” (specialist neurologist) exam|
|2008-2012||Habilitation (German equivalent of “Ph.D”) in Global Neurology/Global Health, Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany|
|Since 2013||Lecturer of Global Neurology/Global Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich|
|2011-2016||Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich, Germany|
|Since 2011||Head of the Munich Global Neurology Group, Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich, Germany|
|Since 2016||Chair of Global Health and Director of the Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo|
In addition to neurology I practiced in various medical specialities (neurology, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, accident and emergency) abroad (UK, France, Brazil and Tanzania) over more than 10 years. I have also a three-year experience of tropical medicine.
My special interest lies with poverty-related diseases of the infectious as well as non-infectious nature, zoonotic diseases (especially those that affect the central nervous system e.g. neurocysticercosis) with the ensuing One-Health concept, global palliative care as well as migrant medicine.
During the last years I was successful in gaining multinational big research grants together with national and international colleagues for research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. The results of my African research were published well, some of them in internationally highly ranking journals. In addition, my scientific activities got attention from local newspapers and magazines and I maintain good relationships with the local press in Munich as well as some German national newspapers and magazines (e.g. der Spiegel).
My academic network is internationally broad and includes organization like the WHO and the CDC in Atlanta, USA. I have supervised/am still supervising 37 Masters and PhD students in Germany and Africa and I teach students of all levels Neurology and Global Medicine/Global Health.