Professor Keymanthri Moodley

Keymanthri Moodley is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. In 2017, she was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA. Keymanthri is a specialist family physician, bioethicist and has served as a Principal Investigator on clinical trials.

She is an NRF rated researcher and has served on the SAMRC Board and the NHREC and in international organisations: WHO, International AIDS Society (IAS), NIH DSMBs, the WHO SAGE Ebola Working Group and various WHO COVID ethics working groups. The Centre was re-designated as a Collaborating Centre in Bioethics in 2019 by the WHO, one of twelve in the world and the first on the African continent.

Keymanthri is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and completed an Executive MBA in 2015. To date, she has been awarded research and capacity development grants to the approximate value of R40 million. The Centre has trained 40 mid-career professionals from 10 African countries in bioethics and is currently co-presenting an NIH funded Leadership program in Bioethics with 7 PhD trainees. Keymanthri serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of EDCTP, Netherlands and has served on the Science and Research Working Group of the International Paralympic Committee, Bonn, Germany.