Dr Louise Bezuidenhout


Research Fellow

I am an empirical ethicist whose research focuses on issues relating to responsibility and openness in the life sciences.  In particular I am interested in how the daily practices of laboratory research influence and shape how scientists conceptualize and discuss their responsibilities towards their colleagues and society.  The majority of my research focuses on life science research in developing countries - particularly sub-Saharan Africa.  I am fascinated by how and why developing country scientists are represented (or not) in international life science ethics discourse and whether STS research and policy development can be made more sensitive to reflect the pressures of these research environments.