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Professor in Clinical Ethics, Macquarie University

Wendy Rogers is Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, jointly appointed between the Philosophy Department and the Department of Clinical Medicine. She initially qualified as a general practitioner, before moving into bioethics. Her current research interests include overdiagnosis; evidence and ethics in surgical research and innovation; feminist ethics; vulnerability; and organ donation. She has an interest in health policy and has served two terms on the Australian Health Ethics Committee and several guideline writing groups. She is a long-standing member of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB).


  • 2009–present
    Professor of Clinical Ethics, Macquarie University
  • 2004–2009
    Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Law, Flinders University, Adelaide


  • 2000 
    RACGP, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • 1998 
    Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, PhD in medical ethics
  • 1994 
    Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, Bachelor of Arts Honours in Philosophy
  • 1983 
    Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Research Areas

  • Bioethics (Human And Animal) (220101)
  • Medical Ethics (220106)
  • Feminist Theory (220306)


Carrick Institute award for excellence in university teaching (2007) South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2004)