Dr Mary Walker

My research interests include bioethics, personal identity, and philosophical contributions to thinking about health and health policy. In my current role I research ethical issues related to advanced medical devices. Previously, I have worked on overdiagnosis, which involved developing work on some of the ethical issues it raises as well as on issues of disease definition. I have also been involved in projects on the epistemology of surgery, regulation of therapeutic goods, and responsible research and innovation. For several years I worked in policy research for the Australian National Council on Drugs and retain an interest in drug policy. My doctorate examined psychological continuity and narrative theories of personal identity, theories which I have applied to several different areas in later research.


PhD, ‘Personal continuation: Psychological continuity and narrative theories of identity’, Macquarie University, 2010

BA (Hons), University of Sydney, 2004