Paulina Tindana: BA, MHSc. (Bioethics), DPhil Oxon (Public Health)
Dr Paulina Tindana is a Senior Lecturer and Bioethicist at the University Of Ghana School Of Public Health. Until recently, she was a Deputy Chief Health Research Officer at the Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service in northern Ghana where she worked for over 20 years supporting the research ethics review process, training research ethics committees and conducting social science research. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana in 1999, a certificate in Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute, Baltimore USA in 2002, Master of Health Sciences (Bioethics) degree from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2004 and a DPhil at the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK in 2013.
Her main teaching and research focus is on the ethical, social, cultural and policy implications of international collaborative research, particularly the practical ethical issues arising in genetic/genomic research, informed consent, ethics review, community engagement strategies in global health research and health systems research ethics. She has extensive experiences in conducting qualitative studies and has published widely in peer reviewed journals. She is the Chair of the H3Africa Community Engagement Working Group, a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (IBC), a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bioethics Association (IAB), a member of the Plasmodium Diversity Network (PDNA) and several other ethics advisory committees and panels.