Dr. Harriet Etheredge (PhD) is a South African medical bioethicist and health communication specialist. Dr. Etheredge is a widely published academic author, and has presented talks on bioethics and health communication both locally and abroad.
Dr Etheredge is actively involved in projects at the forefront of medical innovation, for instance she is a key member of the team that performed the world’s first living donor liver transplant from an HIV-positive mother to her HIV-negative child in 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tagMo7bbF14 .
Dr Etheredge’s main areas of interest are regulation and compliance, e-medicine and social media in medicine, promoting equity in healthcare access and advancing patient care in tertiary medical settings where sophisticated and expensive medical technology presents a complex set of challenges.
Dr Etheredge also has a keen interest in research ethics and is a Co-Chair of the Wits Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical) which is responsible for review of medical research and clinical drug trials involving human participants. She also serves on the South African Medical Research Council HREC.
Dr Etheredge was named one of the Mail and Guardian’s “200 Young South Africans” for 2016 – in a publication which recognises game-changers in their respective fields (http://ysa.mg.co.za/2016/dr-harriet-etheredge/).