The Ethics Lab and the Neuroscience Institute present:

Decolonizing African Decolonization of Global Health: Defusing dynamics.
A lecture by Dr. John Barugahare Bioethicist, Head of Philosophy Dept, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Dr. John Barugahare is a bioethicist, senior lecturer and head of the Philosophy Department at Makerere University, Kampala. His background
is in political philosophy which led to his interest in bioethics. His PhD in Philosophy is from the University of Bergen which he followed with post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

His research focus is in applied ethics and human rights, especially bioethics, and more narrowly on ethics in international collaborative health research.

Barugahare teaches modules such as Critical Thinking, Professional Ethics, Philosophy of Method, and Research Ethics. He is actively involved in research, curriculum development, training, bioethics consultation services, and national research guidelines development.

He has chaired the Committee for Developing National Guidelines for Community Engagement in Research, under the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). He has been a visiting scholar in bioethics at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, U.K., and Stellenbosch University. He also sits on the Makerere School of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee, and the Mulago National Referral Hospital Research Ethics Committee.