Paul Ndebele holds a PhD in Research Ethics obtained from University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. He is currently serving as Director of the Medical Research Council Zimbabwe (MRCZ) and has prior appointments as Bioethics Contractor at the Division of AIDS, US National Institutes of Health; Assistant Director of Research Ethics, Office of Research and Development, University of Botswana; Deputy Director for Centre of Bioethics at College of Medicine, University of Malawi; and Assistant Visiting Professor at Michigan State University.
He has served as visiting scholar in various Bioethics Programmes including the Fogarty African Bioethics Programme at Johns Hopkins University; SARETI at UKZN; the Erasmus Mundus Bioethics Programme at Padova University (Italy); and Ethox Centre at Oxford University. He holds various other positions including Adjunct Professor at Africa University; Adjunct instructor at Michigan State University and Consultant/Advisor at College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe. He has written widely in the area of Research Ethics and is mainly interested in issues of justice in international health research.