Professor Getnet Tadele

AEWG Vice-Chair 2020/2021 Professor, Department of Sociology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Getnet Tadele is a professor at the Department of Sociology, Addis Adaba University, Ethiopia. He has been working on the interface of sociology/anthropology and health for over two decades with a particular focus on sexuality, HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights, podoconasis, children and youth issues. He has co-edited two books and published a book and over 45 journal articles and book chapters. In recognition of his excellence in research, AAU Meritorious Award Committee has selected him as the winner of “Distinguished Research Award” for 2015/16 academic year. He has received a number of prestigious academic grants and fellowships including Fulbright scholarship, Erasmus Mundus scholar scholarship in International Health, Erskine Fellowship from Centre for Health Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and attended over 60 conferences and workshops in Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America. Getnet has also taught and/or researched in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Netherlands, UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

Currently, he is leading (as PI) a team of local and international researchers on a project entitled: Enhancing Ethiopian youths’ literacy about the gene x environment contributions to health using the context of Podoconiosis. This project is funded by NIH and is part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3 Africa), Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues (ELSI) Research program.

Getnet received BA in Sociology and Social Administration from Addis Ababa University, Graduate Diploma and MSC in Health Social Science from the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia and PhD from University of Amsterdam.