Professor Wendy Rogers
Professor of Philosophy, Macquarie University.
Prof Rogers joined Macquarie in 2009 as a CORE joint appointment between the Philosophy Department and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. She initially trained as a general practitioner before undertaking philosophy honours and a PhD in medical ethics at Flinders University, after which she spent two years at the University of Edinburgh on an NHMRC post-doctoral fellowship. Prior to coming to Macquarie she spent five years leading the ethics, law and professionalism teaching in the School of Medicine at Flinders. She has long standing interests in the ethics of organ donation, feminist bioethics, public health ethics, conflicts of interest in health care, research ethics and the ethics of evidence-based medicine. From June 2014, she will take up a Future Fellowship on Defining disease: addressing the problem of overdiagnosis. This research investigates the concept of 'disease' and the ethical issues associated with expanding definition of disease that label people whose health is not compromised. Her books include: Vulnerability: New essays in ethics and feminist philosophy, Mackenzie C, Rogers WA, Dodds S (eds) New York: Oxford University Press (2014). Practical Ethics for General Practice 2nd edition, co-authored with Annette Braunack-Mayer (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2009).