Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes
One GHBN Senior Research Fellow at each Programme in Africa and Asia is responsible for conducting research on ethics-related issues relevant to their region.
Deborah Nyirenda, GHBN Research Fellow with MLW, Malawi: Deborah's research focuses on strengthening ethical community engagement/public and patients involvement in medical research conducted in the global south.
Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, GHBN Research Fellow with OUCRU, Viet Nam
At OUCRU, Jennifer is based in the Clinical Trials Unit conducting ethnographic and social science studies within the context of ongoing and upcoming clinical trials and also works closely with the Public Engagement Unit.
Primus Che Chi, GHBN Research Fellow/Senior Researcher with KEMRI-WT, recipient of EDCTP Career Development Fellowship: In the coming years I will be developing and conducting research with a broad focus on ethics-related issues in the context of international health research in low-and-middle income country (LMIC) settings. My main research focus will be on developing and conducting social science research on the ethics of Controlled Human Infection Models (CHIM) in Kenya and possibly other LMICs; exploring the practical social and ethical implications of such studies with the goal of contributing to policy and practice.
Mira Schneiders, GHBN Research Fellow with MORU: Working as part of the Bioethics & Engagement team, Mira conducts research, teaching and training on ethical involvement of MORU study participants and meaningful engagement of local communities, particularly vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, migrants, and other disadvantaged and hard-to-reach groups.
Manono Luthuli, GHBN Research Fellow/ Senior Social Science Research Assistant at AHRI, South Africa: Manono was conducting the social science work with a large population survey at AHRI - a genomic/NCD study. He has compiled a comprehensive report based on the findings of this work and shared it with the study’s investigators. He is now working on two papers from the data collected by both.
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