Head of School
Alan Michael Weindling BSc, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, Hon FRCA
Michael Weindling is a consultant paediatrician at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Professor of Perinatal Medicine.
Professor Weindling’s undergraduate education was at Guy’s Hospital, London, and included an intercalated BSc in Physics-in-Medicine. His early training was in London with posts at Guy’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. His middle grade appointments were in Reading and Oxford, where he became a research fellow. His final training years were spent in Manchester. He was appointed as a consultant neonatologist and senior lecturer in Liverpool in 1985, promoted to Reader in 1991 and to a personal chair in 1998.
Michael Weindling’s current research interests are into the prevention and treatment of brain injury and into tissue oxygenation. He was a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Council and of its Executive Committee from 1998 until 2003. In 2003, he was appointed Chair of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Childhood Deaths. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Professor Michael Weindling has a longstanding commitment to, and enthusiasm for, medical education and LLL (LifeLong Learning). He is involved in teaching medical undergraduates at Liverpool. He has been an external examiner of the undergraduate programme at Imperial College, London and at the University of Birmingham, where he is currently assistant chief examiner. He has been a clinical tutor since 1987, first at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey, and now at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. He set up the RCPCH’s present Continuing Professional Development programme. His involvement in postgraduate training is as clinical tutor, Director of Graduate Studies of the School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine and Director of Studies of the Modular Programme in Medical Science, which he helped establish.