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ARESA Bioethics Leadership Program​

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University and the Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina have been awarded a training grant from the Fogarty International Centre for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the ARESA programme in Southern Africa from 2011 to 2016. More information on the activities of this collaborative endeavour is available on this site. 

The PhD supervision team

Prof Keymanthri Moodley​

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law is directed by Prof Keymanthri Moodley
Professor Moodley completed her undergraduate medical training in 1988 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, her postgraduate training in Family Medicine (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University, her Masters in Philosophy (Applied Ethics) (cum laude) in 1999, and her Doctorate in Bioethics in 2004. 

Keymanthri was rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as an established researcher in 2013. She has 80 national and international publications to date. In 2015, Keymanthri completed an Executive MBA at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), University of Cape Town (UCT).

Professor and Director Centre for Medical Ethics and Law

Prof Walter Jaoko

Walter Jaoko is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medical Microbiology, the Deputy Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, at the University of Nairobi, and an Extraordinary Professor of Medicine at Stellenbosch University, South Africa since 2016. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Nairobi, a Masters of Tropical Medicine degree from University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Medical Microbiology from University of Nairobi.

He also has a Diploma in Research Methodology from University of Copenhagen, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University

Assoc Prof Stuart Rennie

Stuart Rennie is Research Assistant Professor in Social Medicine and co-Chair of UNC-Chapel Hills Institutional Review Board for social and behavioral research. His background is in philosophy and medical anthropology, and his doctoral dissertation concentrated on the impact luck and chance can have on attributions of moral responsibility.

Assoc Prof Jean Cadigan

Jean Cadigan is an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as a core faculty member in UNC’s Center for Bioethics. She received her PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Investigator in the Center for Genomics and Society