Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen Dipl.-Theol. M.Phil.(Glasg.)

Short CV

2020 –

2016 –






1995-1997 & 2004-2005




Endowed Professorship for Global Health – Social and Cultural Aspects, Bonn University

Senior Fellow at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University

Senior Lecturer and Associate (apl.) Professor in History and Ethics of Medicine at the University of Cologne

Senior Lecturer in History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine at RWTH Aachen University

Venia legendi (Licence to read), habilitation thesis on medical pluralism in East Africa

Field research in Tanzania on development and pluralism in the health system

(Senior) Lecturer and research fellow at Bonn University

Coordinator and medical officer in humanitarian and rehabilitation aid in Kiziguro/Rwanda, Cologne, Bukavu/Zaire (DR Congo) and Aceh/Indonesia

Junior and senior house officer in surgery at hospitals in Germany

Studies of Medicine, Theology and Health Care Ethics at the universities of Bonn, Würzburg and Glasgow

Porträt Walter Bruchhausen UKB


Research Areas

  • Health Systems & Governance
  • Global Health Ethics & Human Rights
  • Medical Anthropology, especially Healing and Health Seeking Behaviour
  • Global Health History, especially in Africa (East & West) and Germany (West & East)
  • Religion/Spirituality and Health


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Teaching (outside the Medical Faculty Bonn)

  • Katastrophenvorsorge & -management (KaVoMa), Master, Bonn University
  • Second Track Intermed, Medical Education, Hamburg University
  • Public Health, Master, Düsseldorf University


Supervised Doctoral Dissertations and PhD Theses in Global Health

Léonie Karduck

Aachen, Medicine

Global Health research and education at medical faculties in Germany

Graduated as Dr. med. in 2022

Sandul Yasobant MPH

Bonn, Medicine

Research to explore Intersectoral Collaborations for One Health Approach: Health system study in India (NRW Foko One Health & Urban Transformation)

Graduated as PhD in 2020

Carolin van Schewick

Bonn, Medicine

Interreligiöse Kooperation in der Medizin: Eine Analyse von Initiativen im Gesundheitsbereich

Graduated as Dr. med. in 2020

Franziska Hommes

Aachen, Medicine

Humanitäre Hilfe und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Wandel. Eine Analyse von Diskursen und Aktivitäten deutscher Hilfsorganisationen im Gesundheitsbereich seit 1970

Graduated as Dr. med. in 2018

Carola Rensch

Bonn, Medicine

Die internationalen Kooperationen der Bonner medizinischen Parasitologie unter Gerhard Piekarski (1910-1992)

Graduated as Dr. med. in 2017


E-Mail: master.globalhealth@ukbonn.de
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