Dr Ujewe is a researcher and Scholar in Bioethics and Population Health with specializations in: global health inequities, health & social justice, and cross-cultural bioethics. His research interests span through integrating major equity theories with indigenous principles to enhance just and responsible policies, programs and services for the health of under-served populations. He obtained a First Class BA Hons in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe; a Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) in Bioethics from the University of Otago, New Zealand; and a PhD in Bioethics & Health Policy from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom.
In the past year, as a Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University, he provided health ethics reviews and consultation for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on health research and interventions projects. He also developed a research program on moral residue and health justice for under-served populations in the global south. Dr Ujewe is a Fellow and Sub-Faculty Chair at the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET-Africa), leading projects and research within the Cultural, Anthropological, Social, and Economic Impact (CASE) Work Group. He is also an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK; and a member of the International Forum of Teachers of Ethics, Bioethics and Medical Law (IFT).
Dr Ujewe is currently working on a number of research projects with one article recently published in a highly reputable journal, and another underway for publication. He is a Co-Editor on a book due to be published by Springer Nature Publishers in July, 2019: Socio-cultural Dimensions of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa: An Indigenous Response to Deadly Epidemics