Associate Professor Patricia Kingori
Associate Professor in Global Health Ethics
- Wellcome Senior Investigator
- Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College
Patricia Kingori is a Wellcome Senior Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Ethox Centre. Patricia’s primary expertise lies in sociology and her current research interests intersect the sociology of science and medicine, and a critical examination of ethics in practice. This work has been supported through funders, including Wellcome and the Grand Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Patricia’s work to date has focused on the views, values and experiences of fieldworkers and other frontline research staff. She has explored the experiences of:
- Fieldworkers in clinical trials in East Africa
- WASH staff in Ebola treatment units in West Africa
- A&E healthcare professionals in contexts of austerity in Greece and the UK
She is currently exploring:
Patricia is joint module lead on the International Research Ethics, MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology, and a DPhil supervisor for Frances Butcher, Kate Enright, Francis Kombe and Scholastica Zakayo.
Patricia is a member of the Global Health Bioethics Network and leads the qualitative research support for early-career researchers in low-income countries. She is also a member of the Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC), and serves on various committees and review groups, including for Wellcome and UKRI.
Patricia was awarded a Merit Award by the University of Oxford. In 2015, Patricia was awarded a place on the prestigious Powerlist in recognition of her position as among <1% of Black British female academics employed by an Oxbridge institution.