Brandon Ferlito received his MSc(Med) in Bioethics and Health Law from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In his dissertation, he conducted a bioethical analysis of dual loyalty and human rights in South Africa. Brandon has published several feature articles and a number of peer-reviewed articles on medical ethics, health law, and health policy. His research interests include applied ethics in the areas of private and public life, the professions, health, technology, and law. He also has research interests in applied animal ethics, public health, and health policy. Brandon previously worked as a bioethicist for the South African Medical Association (SAMA) and is currently a reviewer for the South African Journal of Bioethics and Law.
He joined the ‘DIME’ ERC project as a PhD student in 2022 under the supervision of Prof. Heidi Mertes. His PhD will focus on critically analysing the shifting moral responsibilities in healthcare as a consequence of disruptive innovations, with particular emphasis on responsibilities shifting from healthcare providers to data collectors. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Public Health (2016), a Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in Bioethics and Health Law (cum laude) (2017), a Master of Science in Medicine specialising in Bioethics and Health Law (2019), and a Postgraduate Graduate Diploma in Public Health (cum laude) (2022).