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Dr. Peter Omonzejele

Senior Lecturer
University of Benin
PMB 1154

Brief Biography:

Dr. Peter Omonzejele is a philosopher and bioethicist. He had his bioethics training at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England. He is a senior lecturer in Bioethics and Public Policy in the Department of Philosophy, University of Benin. He is also an international clinical and research ethics consultant. Peter is the Head of the Bioethics Research Unit of the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC), Benin-City. WHARC (under the chairmanship of Dr. Omonzejele) is in the process of constituting a Local Research Ethics (LRC) Committee to review research protocols.

Dr. Omonzejele undertook developmental training in: Time and Project Management; Research Skills and Conflict Management; Communication and Presentation Skills and the Diversity and Inclusivity Course. All the courses were undertaken at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. England.

Dr. Omonzejele holds membership of several international bioethics associations amongst which are: The International Association of Public Health Ethics Network based in the United Kingdom, The Philosophy and Bioethics Network also based in the United Kingdom, a Resource Expert in the newly established Bioethics Beyond Borders Network based in the USA and a member of The Centre for Bioethics and Culture Association located in the United States. Dr. Omonzejele is a member of the editorial board of the Developing World Bioethics Journal. Dr. Omonzejele has published bioethics articles in international journals in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Canada, Thailand and China. He has just completed the writing of a book tentatively entitled:" The Ethics of Medical Research on Humans: An African Perspective & A Guide to conducting fieldwork in Africa".


Academic positions:

Head, Bioethics Research Department, Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin-City, Nigeria.

Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Public Policy, Department of Philosophy, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria.


Research interests:

Cross-Cultural Bioethics


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