Keymanthri Moodley is a 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 Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA. Keymanthri is a family physician and a bioethicist. In 2013 she was rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as an established researcher based on her numerous national and international publications, conference presentations, her role on national bodies like the Medical Research Council Board and the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) and her involvement in international organisations – the World Health Organization (WHO), International AIDS Society (IAS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) DSMBs (USA).
The Centre has been designated as a Collaborating Centre in Bioethics by the World Health Organisation, one of nine in the world and the first on the African continent. The main activities of the Centre include bioethics teaching, empirical research in bioethics and clinical ethics consultation. The Centre holds four NIH grants for capacity development, the ethics of HIV Cure research and genomic biobanking.
Keymanthri is a member of the Academy of Science in South Africa and completed an Executive MBA in 2015. She is currently Chair of the MRC REC (South Africa). She has recently been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).