Pamela Andanda
Professor of Law at the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, WITS

Pamela Andanda is a Professor of Law at the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where she coordinates and lectures on Intellectual Property Law and Research Methodology courses. She is rated by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) as an established researcher. Her academic background is in law and bioethics. Her research interests are in the areas of intellectual property, biotechnology, health law, bioethics, policy analysis and governance of biomedical research. She has published extensively in these fields.  She was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Global Governance of Science, strategic advisory committee member of UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and executive member, Ethics, Law and Human Rights Working Group (ELH) of the African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP). She regularly acts as an expert and evaluator in the Ethics Review procedure of the European Commission and EDCTP. Pamela has also collaborated in the NIH funded project Harmonizing Privacy Laws to Enable International Biobank Research. In the last five years, she has supervised, to completion, two PhD candidates whose projects focused on bioethics and law. Pamela is a co-editor of the South African Law journal and a member of the Ethics Review Committee of the Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences (CREATES).