The Africa Ethics Working Group (AEWG) is an international and interdisciplinary network of people interested in the ethics of mental health research, including experts in neuro-ethics, psychiatry, psychology, mental health, bioethics, philosophy, social science and public health. It is a consultative entity within the Oxford Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics (NeuroGenE) providing advice on ethical challenges of multisite genomic studies in African countries. Currently, it is involved in two research projects: the Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations (NeuroGAP) and the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NeuroDEV). The NeuroGAP/NeuroDEV Consortium is part of the Stanley Center Global Genomic Collections Initiative (SGGCI)  mainly funded by the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. NeuroGenE operates as an institutional collaborator in the SGGCI and is also mainly funded by the Stanley Center. The AEWG members are appointed in consultation with site-specific Principal Investigators (PIs) of the NeuroGAP/DEV Consortium and act as professional collaborators in the SGGCI.

Dr. Adamu Addissie

AEWG Chair 2018/2019

Assistant Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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Dr. Violet Naanyu

AEWG Vice-Chair 2018/2019

Associate Professor, Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya

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Dr. Andrea Palk

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Dr. Camillia Kong

Senior Researcher & Director of NeuroGenE Research Strategy, University of Oxford

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Dr. Dorcas Kamuya

Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics Fellow, KEMRI, Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

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Dr. Erisa Sabakaki Mwaka

Senior Lecturer and Chair of Biomedical Sciences Higher Degrees and Research Ethics Committee, Makerere, Uganda

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Professor Eunice Kamaara

Professor of African Christian Ethics at Moi University, Kenya and International Affiliate of Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA

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Professor Getnet Tadele

Professor, Department of Sociology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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Professor Ilina Singh

Principal Investigator

Professor of Neuroscience and Society, University of Oxford

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Dr. Janet Nakigudde

Behavioral Scientist Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist, Makerere University, Uganda

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Ms. Mary Bitta

DPhil Candidate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

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Professor Telahun Teka

Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, and National Quality Strategy Advisor for the Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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