Dr. Caesar Atuire

Philosopher and Bioethicist at University of Ghana, Legon; Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford
caatuire@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Atuire is a philosopher and bioethicist based at the Department of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford (Hillary and Trinity terms 2020). He is also a member of the lead team of the NYU-UG Training Programme in Research Ethics and a founding member of the Ghana Research Ethics Consortium. He is also a member of the Planning Committee of the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research, 2020.

In 2019, Dr. Atuire co-edited the volume Bioethics in Africa: theories and praxisAtuire’s philosophical research interests and publications are on the African and global sources of normative thinking. He has carried out research on the frameworks informing attitudes towards mental disorder and suicide in Ghana.

In addition to Dr. Atuire’s impressive academic profile, he is the Founder and President of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Amicus Onlus. This NGO delivers healthcare to persons in marginalized rural communities in the coastal areas of Ghana.