Prof Safia Mahomed, University of South Africa

Professor Safia Mahomed is an admitted attorney with a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand (2018). Her research interests cluster around questions regarding health law and bioethics. A material transfer agreement developed by Prof Mahomed as an outcome of her PhD, dealing with the ethical and legal interests of research participants and researchers, was adapted by the National Department of Health and gazetted into legislation in 2018. This resulted in Safia being awarded the Principal’s prize for excellence in research in 2019. Her current research trajectory involves an examination of the ethical, social and legal considerations for artificial intelligence in healthcare.