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Health Sciences profile

Dr Angela Ballantyne

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentsBioethics Centre, Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice (UOW)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryGlobal health policy and justice, ethical frameworks in research, genetics and ethics.
Teaching
  • Undergraduate medical education
    • Fourth- and fifth-year professional skills attitudes and ethics (PSAE) sessions and essays
    • Abortion and paediatric ethics tutorials
  • Postgraduate guest lectures / workshops on research ethics

Research

Originally from New Zealand, where she gained her BSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Victoria University, Angela has worked in a wide range of international settings, including Australia, England, Europe and the United States. She received her PhD in Bioethics from Monash University (Australia), and spent a year of her doctorate program undertaking research at Imperial College London. She subsequently has worked in schools of medicine, primary health care and philosophy. Her interest in global health policy lead her to a position as Technical Officer for Genetics and Ethics for the Human Genetics unit at WHO in Geneva in 2005, where she worked on projects concerning the ethical, legal and social issues associated with medical genetics. Prior to returning to New Zealand, Angela was a Visiting Scholar at the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

Angela's work focuses on research ethics, and questions of global health and justice. Her current projects include:

  • The ethics of research on clinical data and tissue without explicit patient consent. (Marsden Fast Start 2016-12019).
  • Ethical frameworks for including pregnant women in research
  • INCISIVE : On the Cutting Edge – Promoting Best Practice in Surgical Innovation (Funded by the Australian Research Council under the Linkage Projects scheme)

Publications

Ballantyne, A., Pullon, S., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2017). The experiences of pregnant women in an interventional clinical trial: Research in Pregnancy Ethics (RIPE) study. Bioethics, 31(6), 476-483. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12361

Ballantyne, A. J., Dai, E., & Gray, B. (2017). Patient participation in clinical ethics support services: Patient-centered care, justice and cultural competence. Clinical Ethics, 12(1), 11-18. doi: 10.1177/1477750916661976

Baylis, F., & Ballantyne, A. (Eds.). (2016). Clinical research involving pregnant women. Springer, 301p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4

Baylis, F., & Ballantyne, A. (2016). Missed trials, future opportunities. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 1-13). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_1

Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2016). Pregnancy, vulnerability, and the risk of exploitation in clinical research. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 139-159). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_8

Edited Book - Research

Baylis, F., & Ballantyne, A. (Eds.). (2016). Clinical research involving pregnant women. Springer, 301p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4

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Chapter in Book - Research

Baylis, F., & Ballantyne, A. (2016). Missed trials, future opportunities. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 1-13). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_1

Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2016). Pregnancy, vulnerability, and the risk of exploitation in clinical research. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 139-159). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_8

Ballantyne, A., Barthow, C., & Wickens, K. (2016). Research into lifestyle changes in pregnancy. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 211-225). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_12

Ballantyne, A. (2012). Exploitation. In R. Chadwick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied ethics. (2nd ed.) (pp. 264-271). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-373932-2.00290-8

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2008). Populações especias: Vulnerabilidade e proteção. In D. Diniz, A. Sugai, D. Guilhem & F. Squinca (Eds.), Ética em pesquisa: Temas globais. (pp. 123-151). Brasília DF, Brazil: Letras Livres: Editora Universidade de Brasília.

Bennett, B., Karpin, I., Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2008). Gender inequities in health research: An Australian perspective. In M. Freeman (Ed.), Law and bioethics: Current legal issues (Vol. II). (pp. 409-431). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0022

Ballantyne, A. (2006). Under what conditions is clinical research in developing countries exploitative? A framework for assessing exploitation in mutually advantageous transactions. In J. Balint, S. Philpott, R. Baker & M. Strosberg (Eds.), Advances in bioethics: Ethics and epidemics (Vol.9). (pp. 209-244). Oxford, UK: Elsevier JAI. doi: 10.1016/S1479-3709(06)09010-8

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Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., Pullon, S., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2017). The experiences of pregnant women in an interventional clinical trial: Research in Pregnancy Ethics (RIPE) study. Bioethics, 31(6), 476-483. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12361

Ballantyne, A. J., Dai, E., & Gray, B. (2017). Patient participation in clinical ethics support services: Patient-centered care, justice and cultural competence. Clinical Ethics, 12(1), 11-18. doi: 10.1177/1477750916661976

Dai, E., & Ballantyne, A. (2016). Clinical ethics support services in New Zealand: Tailoring services to meet the needs of doctors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1441), 10-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ballantyne, A. (2014). Exploitation in cross-border reproductive care. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 7(2), 75-99.

Ballantyne, A. J., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Sex bias in studies selected for clinical guidelines. Journal of Women's Health, 20(9), 1297-1306. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2604

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2010). Towards a practical definition of professional behaviour. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(4), 250-254. doi: 10.1136/jme.2009.035121

Ballantyne, A. J. (2010). How to do research fairly in an unjust world. American Journal of Bioethics, 10(6), 26-35. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2010.482629

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2009). Justice in health research: What is the role of evidence-based medicine? Perspectives in Biology & Medicine, 52(2), 188-202. doi: 10.1353/pbm.0.0082

Edwards, D., & Ballantyne, A. (2009). Patient awareness and concern regarding pharmaceutical manufacturer interactions with doctors. Internal Medicine Journal, 39, 191-196. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01887.x

Ballantyne, A., Newson, A. J., Luna, F., & Ashcroft, R. (2009). Prenatal diagnosis and abortion for congenital abnormalities: Is it ethical to provide one without the other? American Journal of Bioethics, 9(8), 48-56. doi: 10.1080/15265160902984996

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2008). When is sex-specific research appropriate? International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), 36-57.

Ballantyne, A. (2008). Benefits to research subjects in international trials: Do they reduce exploitation or increase undue inducement? Developing World Bioethics, 8(3), 178-191. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8847.2006.00175.x

Ballantyne, A., & De Lacey, S. (2008). Wanted: Egg donors for research: A research ethics approach to donor recruitment and compensation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), 145-164.

Ballantyne, A. J., Rogers, W. A., on behalf of the Australian Gender Equity in Health Research Group. (2008). Fair inclusion of men and women in Australian clinical research: Views from ethics committee chairs. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(11), 653-656.

Rogers, W. A., Ballantyne, A. J., for the Australian Gender Equity in Health Research Group. (2008). Exclusion of women from clinical research: Myth or reality? Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 83(5), 536-542.

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2008). Gender and trust in medicine: Vulnerabilities, abuses, and remedies. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(1), 48-66.

Rogers, W., Ballantyne, A., & Draper, H. (2007). Is sex-selective abortion morally justified and should it be prohibited? Bioethics, 21(9), 520-524. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00599.x

Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2007). Vulnerability and protection in human research. Harvard Health Policy Review, 8(1), 29-41.

Ballantyne, A. (2006). Conducting international research fairly: A response to de Melo-Martín. Monash Bioethics Review, 25(2), 48-52.

Goold, I. L., Pearn, A., Bettiol, S., & Ballantyne, A. (2006). Quality and safety of genetic testing in Australia and New Zealand: A review of the current regulatory framework. Australia & New Zealand Health Policy, 3(13). doi: 10.1186/1743-8462-3-13

Ballantyne, A. (2005). HIV international clinical research: Exploitation and risk. Bioethics, 19(5-6), 476-491. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2005.00459.x

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Journal - Research Other

Ballantyne, A., Gavaghan, C., McMillan, J., & Pullon, S. (2016). Pregnancy and the culture of extreme risk aversion. American Journal of Bioethics, 16(2), 21-23. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1120801

Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2010). Gender agenda: Let's track women's trial participation [Letter]. Nature, 465(7301), 1005. doi: 10.1038/4651005d

Ballantyne, A. J. (2010). Reponse to open peer commentaries on ″How to do research fairly in an unjust world″. American Journal of Bioethics, 10(6), W4-W6. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2010.492747

Ballantyne, A., Newson, A. J., Luna, F., & Ashcroft, R. (2009). Response to open peer commentaries on ″Prenatal diagnosis and abortion for congenital abnormalities: Is it ethical to provide one without the other?″. American Journal of Bioethics, 9(8), W6-W7. doi: 10.1080/15265160903032266

Ballantyne, A. (2008). 'Fair benefits' accounts of exploitation require a normative principle of fairness: Response to Gbadegesion and Wendler, and Emanuel et al. [Discussion]. Bioethics, 22(4), 239-244. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00622.x

Ballantyne, A., Bennett, B., Karpin, I., & Rogers, W. (2008). Introduction. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), 1-4.

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