Dr Ruth Walker

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc Waikato, PhD Auckland

School of Social Sciences



Professional and business ethics; research ethics; philosophy of religion.

Recent Publications

  • Van Zyl, L. L., & Walker, R. (2017). Surrogate motherhood: The professional model. In Rethinking Commercial Surrogacy Symposium. Symposium held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Open Access version:

  • Walker, R., & van Zyl, L. (2017). Towards a professional model of surrogate motherhood. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58658-2

  • Walker, R., & Van Zyl, L. L. (2017). Beyond altruism: A case for compensated surrogate motherhood. In R. Shaw (Ed.), Bioethics Beyond Altruism Donating and Transforming Human Biological Materials. Palgrave Macmillan. Open Access version:

  • Walker, R., & van Zyl, L. (2016). Licencing parents in surrogate motherhood. In New Zealand Association of Philosophers Annual Conference. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Walker, Dr Ruth 9357 rmwalker J.3.17 Philosophy Programme