Research Ethics

The work of the Research Ethics Group falls into two main streams:

1. Biobanking

2. Publication and Authorship

Program Directors

A/Prof Ian Kerridge and Dr Wendy Lipworth

Sydney Researchers

Dr Rob Loblay
Prof. David Isaacs
Dr Henry Kilham
Dr Stacy Carter
Dr Julie Mooney-Somers
Dr Jennifer Fleming
Julie Letts
Prof Margaret Rose
A/Prof. Cameron Stewart

Research Students

Claire Deakin



Kerridge I, Lowe M & Stewart C. Ethics and Law for the Health Professions (3rd ed). Federation Press: Australia, 2009.

Stewart C, Kerridge I & Parker M. The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook. Elsevier: Australia, 2008.

Journal Articles

Lipworth W, Kerridge I, Carter S, Little M. Should biomedical publishing be opened up? Towards a values-based peer review process. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 2011(in press).

Lipworth W, Kerridge I. Where to now for health-related journal peer review? Journal of Law and Medicine. 2011(in press).

Lipworth W, Kerridge I, Carter SM, Little M. Journal peer review in context: A qualitative study of the social and subjective dimensions of manuscript review in biomedical publishing. Social Science & Medicine. 2011; 72(7): 1056-63.

Lipworth W, Kerridge I. Shifting power relations and the ethics of journal peer review. Social Epistemology. 2011; 25(1): 97-121.

Lipworth W. Beyond the consulting room: intuition and intersubjectivity in journal peer review. Australasian Psychiatry. 2009; 17: 331-34.

Montgomery K and Little M. Ethical thinking and stakeholders. Medical Journal of Australia. 2001; 174: 405-06.