Dr Ruth Walker

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc Waikato, PhD Auckland



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

  • 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. (2017). Yes We Khan: Adapting Khan Academy's pedagogy for online papers. In LEARNfest2017. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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

  • 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. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55532-4_7 Open Access version:

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