Wendy Rogers

Professor of Clinical Ethics, Macquarie University

Wendy’s work focuses on ethical issues that arise as new surgical devices and interventions are developed and move through the IDEAL stages of research. Her interests include how surgical innovation is defined for regulatory purposes and how to manage the conflicts of interest that arise when surgeons work closely with device developers.

Wendy is Chief Investigator on a project funded by the Australian Research Council investigating the role of medical/surgical device representatives in the practice of surgery (DP200100883: Support or sales? Medical device representatives in Australian hospitals). This project engages with the role of device representatives in facilitating and/or encouraging uptake of new devices in advance of evidence of safety and efficacy.

Relevant publications

Ethical issues across the IDEAL stages of surgical innovation. Rogers, W. A., Hutchison, K. & McNair, A., 1 Feb 2019, In: Annals of Surgery. 269, 2, p. 229-233

No surgical innovation without evaluation: evolution and further development of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations. Hirst, A., Philippou, Y., Blazeby, J., Campbell, B., Campbell, M., Feinberg, J., Rovers, M., Blencowe, N., Pennell, C., Quinn, T., Rogers, W., Cook, J., Kolias, A. G., Agha, R., Dahm, P., Sedrakyan, A. & McCulloch, P., Feb 2019, In: Annals of Surgery. 269, 2, p. 211-220

Sex and gender in health research: updating policy to reflect evidence – an Australian call to action. Wainer, Z., Carcel, C., Hickey, M., Scheibinger, L., Schmiede, A. & Rogers, W. A., Feb 2020, Medical Journal of Australia, 212(2):57-62.e1

Evidence-based medicine in theory and practice: epistemological and normative issues. Rogers, W. & Hutchison, K., 2017, Handbook of the philosophy of medicine. Schramme, T. & Edwards, S. (eds.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 851-872

Macquarie Surgical Innovation Identification Tool (MSIIT): a study protocol for a usability and pilot test. Blakely, B., Selwood, A., Rogers, W. A. & Clay-Williams, R., 18 Nov 2016, In: BMJ Open. 6, 11, p. 1-7 e013704.

On the cutting edge: ethics and surgical innovation. Rogers, W., 2016, In: AQ: Australian Quarterly. 87, 1, p. 32-34 3