Kirubel Manyazewal Mussie is a PhD candidate and Research Assistant in Biomedical Ethics at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics Basel (IBMB), University of Basel, Switzerland. He obtained his master’s (MPhil) degree in international community health from the University of Oslo, Norway, and his bachelors in social work from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has internship and work experience in academic and public service contexts in Switzerland, Ethiopia and Norway. He created research collaborations between Switzerland, Ethiopia and Australia for his PhD project for which he obtained funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant through the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) Global PhD Fellowship Programme and from IBMB. He won the international science speed talk competition at the Geneva Health Forum 2022. He currently serves as an Editor for the African Journal of Bioethics and has published articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Kirubel’s current project focuses on ethical issues in the care of older adults in Ethiopia. His general research interests include the sociocultural and ethical aspects of health, ageing and vulnerability, decision-making, gender, and qualitative research methods.