Dimpho Ralefala, PhD

Fogarty African Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dimpho Ralefala is a Fogarty African Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellow from Botswana. She holds a PhD in Medicine (Bioethics) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a Masters of Social Science degree (Health Research Ethics) from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

She is an Assistant Director for Research Ethics at the Office of Research and Development, University of Botswana and has 15 years of research ethics administration experience at the University. She serves as a member of the Ethics Working Group of the Human Heredity for Health in Africa (H3Africa) Consortium, African Research Integrity Network, and a Steering Committee member of the Northern Regions Community of Practice for Ethics and Integrity in South Africa. In 2017, she received an award in Professional Excellence in Research Management from the South African Department of Science and Technology in partnership with the Southern African Research Management Association (SARIMA). She was recently awarded the Golden Key Membership by the Golden Key International Honour Society. Her research interests are on ethical issues in genomics research, informed consent, pediatric research as well as operations of institutional review boards.