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

  • Walker, R., & Van Zyl, L. (2016). Altruism and generosity in surrogate motherhood. Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, 15, 121-133. doi:10.1108/S1529-209620160000015007

  • van Zyl, L., & Walker, R. (2015). Surrogacy, compensation, and legal parentage: Against the adoption model. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12(3), 383-387. doi:10.1007/s11673-015-9646-4

  • van Zyl, L., & Walker, R. (2015). The future of surrogacy in New Zealand – Beyond the adoption model: Contribution to a Feminist Dialogue on Proposed changes to the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act (2004). Women's Studies Journal, 29(1), 45-48.

  • van Zyl, L., & Walker, R. (2015). Professional virtues in surrogate motherhood. In 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Conference held at Costa Mesa, California, USA.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

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