Wendy Rogers receives NHMRC Ethics Award

Wendy Rogers receives NHMRC Ethics Award

Wendy Rogers receives NHMRC Ethics Award

Professor Wendy Rogers has been recognised for her contributions to ethical medical research with a prestigious NHMRC Research Excellence Award.

Wendy Rogers (centre) receiving the NHMRC Ethics Award.


Congratulations to Professor Wendy Rogers who was recognised at the NHMRC Research Excellence Awards in Canberra on 13 March. Professor Rogers – who teaches clinical ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Department of Clinical Medicine, and is Deputy Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics – received NHMRC’s Ethics Award for her contributions to high ethical standards in health and medical research.

“It is a great honour to receive this award recognising my long-term contributions to policy and ethical guidance in Australia, on key topics including the ethics of organ donation and human research ethics,” says Professor Rogers.

"I've been heavily involved in both the 2007 and 2018 revision of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. The latest revision offers a staged approach to thinking about the ethical issues that arise throughout the research process, from developing the research question through to after the project ends.

"This approach aims to identify the common ethical ground shared by research across all disciplines, supplemented as necessary by specific guidance for specialised areas. I very much enjoy the strategic aspects of conceptualising and developing ethical guidance, and also enjoy striving to ensure that the writing in published guidelines is as clear and accessible as possible."

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