Dr. Mokone holds a PhD (2006) in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town. After completing his doctoral studies, he worked for one year as a lecturer at the University of Botswana where he taught Human Pathophysiology to both undergraduate and graduate nursing students. He left the University in 2007 to join the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he taught several courses in exercise science, physiology to dental and medical students and offered a specialized BSc (Honors) course on tendon injuries. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Mokone taught Medical Microbiology and Human Physiology at Nursing College in Botswana for a year.


George rejoined the University of Botswana as lecturer (Human Physiology) in January 2009 when the University opened the first and only medical school in Botswana. Since its inception, he has coordinated the first two years of its five-year medical degree program. In August 2013, he was appointed to the University of Botswana Institutional Review Board (UBIRB) and it is through this appointment that he was later nominated by the University of Botswana to apply for the the JH-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program. Previously, George attended ethics training workshops organized by Johns Hopkins University and UB as well a week-long workshop organized by University of Pennsylvania, University of Botswana and the Botswana Ministry of Health in 2010.


As an active researcher in biomedical sciences and medical education, George hopes his time in the JH-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program will help shape and improve his knowledge of ethics principles and applications in the research arena, particularly though interactions with others outside of his institution who are experienced in bioethics. He plans to share knowledge gained with University of Botswana the through workshops and seminars and to carry out his own bioethics research projects beyond the training period.



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