Dorcas Kamuya is the Head of Health Systems and Research Ethics (HSRE) Department at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya; and Associate professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Dorcas’s research includes examining ethical and social-cultural issues on complex topics including bio-banking, Controlled Human Infection Studies (HIS), in pandemic preparedness and response in LMICs. She is also examining the value of community and public engagement in health research, and ethical dilemmas for frontline research workers.

Her current research examines how research institutions and review systems ion SSA responded to COVID19 pandemic, and what that can inform on preparedness, responsiveness and resilience of health research systems based in SSA. She is co-leading an exchange network that is examining decolonization in global health research, among other contributions. She is a member of several scientific committees and boards