Mohammed Ghaly is a professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE), Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. In 1999, he studied Islamic Studies in English at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and was awarded his Bachelor’s degree cum laude. In 2002, he earned his Master’s degree in Islamic Studies, also cum laude, from Leiden University, in the Netherlands and in 2008, he received his PhD from the same university.
During the period 2007-2013, Dr. Ghaly was a faculty member at Leiden University and since 2011, he has been a faculty member at the Erasmus Mundus Program, a European Master of Bioethics program jointly organized by a number of European universities.
Dr. Ghaly currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Journal of Islamic Ethics (published by Brill) and serves on the editorial board of a number of academic journals. He also acts as a research consultant on a number of research projects. He was invited to lecture on Islamic bioethics at many universities around the world including Imperial College London, Oxford University, University of Oslo, University of Chicago and Georgetown University. During the academic year 2014-2015, he was Visiting Researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He is also the Lead Principal Investigator of the research project “Indigenizing Genomics in the Gulf Region (IGGR): The Missing Islamic Bioethical Discourse” funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (2016-2019).