Wendy Lipworth is a bioethicist and health social scientist. She completed her medical degree at UNSW in 1999, and moved into academia in 2002. She has since completed a MSc by research (Sydney University) on biobanking ethics; a PhD (Sydney University) on the ethics of journal peer review; and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNSW on pharmaceutical policy. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine.
Wendy's research has four streams, focused on:
- The ethics of drug development
- The ethics of evidence-based medicine and health technology assessment
- The ethics of health-related publishing, and
- The ethics of biobanking research.
Methodologically, she is an empirical bioethicist, combining qualitative empirical research with theoretical analysis to inform policy and practice.