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Associate Professor Patricia Kingori

Associate Professor Patricia Kingori

Podcast: exploring the genuine fake

Over ten episodes, Patricia has conversations with experts from a broad spectrum of disciplines (from fine art to pharmacy and diamonds to dating) to explore notions of authenticity and our preconceptions of value and culture.

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: 

She is currently exploring:

Fakes, Fabrications and Falsehoods in Global Health


Ethical preparedness of frontline workers in humanitarian crises (RECAP)

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.