Wendy Rogers


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I work in the field of practical bioethics. My program of research is characterised by identifying a practical problem, undertaking conceptual analysis of the underlying philosophical and ethical issues, and developing responses that advance knowledge and contribute to practice. This approach draws upon both my medical and philosophical training. My conceptual analysis and selection of issues is informed by my longstanding commitment to feminist bioethics. 

In 2019 I received the NHMRC Ethics Award, was identified as the national research leader in the field of Bioethics by the Australian, and my research calling for retraction of unethical Chinese transplant research led to my inclusion in Nature's 10 list of people who mattered in science in 2019, and Medscape's 2019 Physicians of the year.

My current research projects include:

AI and medical ethics: I am co-investigator on a CIFAR funded project to found an international network on AI and medical ethics (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/hscience/sssh/ethics/digitalandassistive/aiandhealthcare/infaime/)

AI and healthcare: I am co-chair of the Safety, Quality and Ethics work program of the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (https://aihealthalliance.org/)

Ethics and synthetic biology: I am a CI on the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology investigating ethical issues raised by the creation of novel micro-organisms to produce valuable bio-commodities (http://www.coesb.com.au/)

Ethics in surgery, including investigating the role of medical device representatives, the ethics and regulation of innovative surgery working with the IDEAL Collaboration (http://www.ideal-collaboration.net/), and gender in surgery, with Dr Katrina Hutchison

Bioethics and activism, with a focus on transplant abuse in China and its sequelae (https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/2/e024473)

Defining disease and overdiagnosis (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10728-019-00369-7)

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Projects 2010 2022

Research Outputs 1997 2020

Sex and gender in health research: updating policy to reflect evidence

The Sex and Gender Sensitive Research Call to Action Group, Feb 2020, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 212, 2, p. 57-62.e1 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The ethical, legal and social implications of using artificial intelligence systems in breast cancer care

Carter, S. M., Rogers, W., Win, K. T., Frazer, H., Richards, B. & Houssami, N., Feb 2020, In : Breast. 49, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Artificial Intelligence
Breast Neoplasms
Ethical Review
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Delivery of Health Care

Analysing the ethics of breast cancer overdiagnosis: a pathogenic vulnerability

Rogers, W. A., Mar 2019, In : Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 22, 1, p. 129–140 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Early Detection of Cancer
moral philosophy

Bioethics and activism

Draper, H., Moorlock, G., Rogers, W. & Scully, J. L., Oct 2019, In : Bioethics. 33, 8, p. 853-856 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

Open Access

Bioethics and activism: a natural fit?

Rogers, W., Oct 2019, In : Bioethics. 33, 8, p. 881-889 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tissue and Organ Harvesting
Biological Science Disciplines