Wendy Lipworth


University of Sydney

Wendy Lipworth a medically trained bioethicist and qualitative social researcher at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow, funded by a National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship. She leads a program of research focused on the ethics of biomedical innovation, with a particular focus on the ethics of drug development, regulation, funding and prescribing; the ethics of biobanking and the ethics of biomedical publication. She leads two current NH&MRC Project Grants, examining conflict of interest in health and biomedicine, and the funding of high cost cancer medicines. Methodologically, her work is best described as empirical bioethics in which empirical research (e.g. stakeholder analysis) is used in conjunction with theoretical analysis to address real-world problems.

Organising Committee

Michelle Haber (Chair)   
Kiri Collins
Tony Phillips    
Maria Kavallaris
Carol Wadham    
Liz Wynn    
David Ziegler    
Greg Arndt
Jessica Keath
Murray Norris
Amanda Philp
Peter Wejbora
Denise Yu
Maree Overall (ASN Events)

Program Committee

Maria Kavallaris (Chair)
Michelle Haber
Richard Lock
Glenn Marshall
Amanda Philp
Toby Trahair   
David Ziegler
Jenny Byrne (SCHN)
Phil Hogg (UNSW)
Debbie Marsh (USYD)
Clare Scott (WEHI)
Alex Swarbrick (Garvan)   
Nikki Verrills (HMRI/UON)
Jamie Fletcher
Tao Liu
Karen MacKenzie
Murray Norris
Rosemary Sutton
Peter Wejbora
Tracy Bryan (CMRI)
Peter Gunning (UNSW)
Lisa Horvath (Lighthouse)
Grant McArthur (Peter Mac)
Ian Street (WEHI)
Mathew Vadas (Centenary)
Maree Overall (ASN)