Merry Osemwegie
United Kingdom

Merry Osemwegie is the founder and director of the Centre for Bioethics in Benin City - Nigeria, a nonprofit organisation that looks at developments in the new human genetics from an African perspective. He earned degrees from the University of London -- LLB Law (1990) and MSc in Race and Ethnic Relations (1998) -- before obtaining a PhD in Law from the University of Manchester (2005). A father of three children, he has worked in a variety of social care organisations and remains an active researcher in the field of bioethics, race and psychiatry. Currently, he works as a forensic mental health practitioner in the UK. In the past, he has carried out research to look at African attitudes toward recent developments in human genetics and biotechnology. Merry is also an associate lecturer in the faculty of health and social care at London Southbank University and a visiting lecturer at the University of Benin – Nigeria.

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Wednesday 28 July 2010: 2:45pm - 5:15pm