Dr Ruth Walker

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc Waikato, PhD Auckland

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Morals and Ethics; Philosophy; Teaching Ethics and Professionalism

Professional and Business Ethics; Research Ethics; Bioethics; Surrogacy; Philosophy of Religion.

Featured Publications

Ruth Walker & Liezl van Zyl (2017) Towards a professional model of surrogate motherhood. Palgrave Macmillan.

Recent Publications

  • Walker, R., & Van Zyl, L. (2020). Surrogacy and the law: three perspectives. New Zealand Family Law Journal, 10, 9-16. Open Access version:

  • Walker, R. (2020). The opportunity cost of compulsory research participation: Why Psychology Departments should abolish involuntary participant pools. Science and Engineering Ethics, Online First. doi:10.1007/s11948-020-00232-2

  • van Zyl, L., & Walker, R. (2018). Surrogacy is not adoption. In Rethinking Legal Parenthood Symposium. Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Walker, R., & Gibbons, S. (2018). Lessons in automating structured exercises for an online ethics paper. In Learnfest 2018: Inclusion and Innovation. University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

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