Professor Kevin Behrens

Kevin is an Associate Professor at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics. He holds a doctorate in Public Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals from Wits. He has also been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education.

Kevin is the Academic Head of the PhD programme in Bioethics and Health Law, and the Unit Head for the unit “Foundations of Bioethics” in the MSc (Med) in Bioethics and Health Law programme.

His research interests lie in the area of Applied Ethics, in particular in Bioethics and Environmental Ethics.  A major emphasis in his work is on applying African moral philosophical notions to ethical questions.

He has published widely in international and national journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Business Ethics.  He holds a rating of “Established Researcher” (C1), from the National Research Foundation.

He has been appointed as an expert bioethicist to the Clinical Expert Advisory Panel of the Council for Medical Schemes for the period 2018-2020.