Program Director

A/Prof. Ian Kerridge

Sydney Researchers

Dr Jen Fleming
Dr Chris Jordens
Dr Wendy Lipworth
Emeritus Professor Miles Little
A/Prof Cameron Stewart


Dr Paula Marlton
A/Prof Di Nichol
Prof Margaret Otlowski
Prof Cathy Waldby

Research Grants

Project Title Human Oöcytes for Stem Cell Research: Donation and Regulation in Australia
Researchers Waldby C, Kerridge I, Skene L
Grant Type ARC Linkage Grant LP0882054
Duration January 2008-December 2010
Funding $215,000 over 3 years $76,000 (2008), $80,000 (2009),  $59,000 (2010)
Project Title Ethical and Legal Issues Surrounding the Decision-Making Process for Donating and Banking Umbilical Cord Blood
Researchers Kerridge I, O’Brien T, Stewart C, Jordens C, Nassar N, Ankeny R
Grant Type NHMRC Project Grant 512416
Duration January 2008-December 2010
Funding $402,000 over 3 years: $148,500 (2008), $168,500 (2009), $85,000 (2010)
Project Title An Empirical Study into the Ethical Issues Affecting Tumour (research) Banks in New South Wales
Researchers Bokey EL, Kerridge IH, Little JM, Lipworth WL
Grant Type  
Duration January 2005-December 2006


Book Chapter

Samuel G, Kerridge I, O’Brien T. ‘Ethical Issues Surrounding Umbilical Cord Blood Donation and Banking’, in Bhattacharya N and Stubblefield P (eds), Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substances. Springer, 2011.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Lipworth W, Forsyth R, Kerridge I. Tissue donation to biobanks: a review of sociological studies. Sociology of Health and Illness. 2011; 33(5): 792-811.

Morrell B, Lipworth W, Axler R, Kerridge I Little JM. Cancer as rubbish: Donation of tumour tissue for research. Qualitative Health Research. 2011; 21(1):75-81.

Kerridge I, Jordens C, Benson R, Clifford R, Ankeny R, Keown D, Tobin B, Bhattacharyya S, Sachedina A, Lehmann LS, Edgar B. Religious perspectives on embryo donation and research. Clinical Ethics. 2010; 5:35-45.

Lipworth W, Morrell B, Irvine R, Kerridge I An empirical reappraisal of public trust in biobanking research: rethinking restrictive consent requirements. J Law & Medicine. 2009; 17:119-32.

Axler RE, Irvine R, Lipworth W, Morrell B, Kerridge I. Why might people donate tissue for cancer research? Insights from organ/tissue/blood donation and clinical research. Pathobiology. 2008; 75(6): 323-29.

Samuel G, Kerridge I, O’Brien T. Umbilical cord banking: public good or private benefit? Med J Aust. 2008; 188(9): 533-35.

Lipworth W. Managing scientific uncertainty in health legislation. Internal Medicine Journal. 2007; 37: 119-23.

Samuel GN, Kerridge I, Vowels M, Trickett A, Chapman J, Dobbins T. Ethnicity, equity and public benefit: a critical evaluation of public umbilical cord blood banking in Australia. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007; 40(8): 729-34.

Samuel GN, Kerridge I. Equity, Utility and the Marketplace: Emerging Ethical Issues of Umbilical Cord Banking in Australia. J Bioethical Inquiry. 2007; 4(1): 55-63.

Lysaght T, Ankeny R, Kerridge I. The scope of public discourse surrounding Proposition 71: Looking beyond the moral status of the embryo. J Bioethical Inquiry. 2006; 3: 109-11.

Clark G, Lipworth W, Bokey L, Little JM, Kerridge I. An empirical study of tissue banking in Australia: Navigating regulatory and ethical challenges. J Law & Medicine. 2006; 1: 102-09.

Lipworth W, Ankeny R A, Kerridge I. Consent in crisis: the need to reconceptualize consent to tissue banking research. Intern Med J. 2006; 36(2): 124-28.

Lipworth W. Generating a taxonomy of regulatory responses to emerging issues in biomedicine.
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 2005; 2: 130-41.

Lipworth W. Navigating tissue banking regulation: conceptual frameworks for researchers,
administrators, regulators and policy-makers. Journal of Law & Medicine. 2005; 13: 245-55.

McNeill P, Kerridge I, Purdon T. Loved ones body in the anatomy lab. Anat Rec B New Anat. 2004; 277(1): 10-33.