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Dr Jeanne Snelling

staff_large_snelling_jeannePhD, LLB(Hons), RNZcmpN

Jeanne's research interests fall within the general health law field. She first joined the law faculty in 2005 as a Research Fellow on the multidisciplinary Law Foundation-sponsored Human Genome Research Project. A major research interest has been legal responses to issues arising from human reproduction; both unassisted and assisted. More recent research interests include the implication of behavioural genetics and neuroscience on the law. Jeanne currently has a three-year Fellowship as a Research Fellow in Bioethics and Health Law within the Bioethics Centre. She lectures medical law to undergraduate medical students at the Otago School of Medicine (Dunedin and Christchurch). Jeanne is an adjunct lecturer in the Faculty of Law and co-ordinates the second-year Criminal Procedure Programme.

Contact details

E-mail: jeanne.snelling@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Snelling, J. (2016). Minors and contested medical-surgical treatment: Where are we with best interests? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 25(1), 50-62. doi: 10.1017/S0963180115000286

Snelling, J. (2015). Revisiting Re X: Hysterectomy, removal of reproductive capacity and the severely intellectually disabled child in New Zealand. Journal of Law & Medicine, 22(3), 679-697.

Snelling, J., Anderson, L., & van Rij, A. (2013). “Incidental findings” during surgery: A surgical dilemma or the price paid for autonomy? Otago Law Review, 13(1), 81-106.

Snelling, J., Kerruish, N., & Lenagh-Glue, J. (2016). Non-invasive prenatal testing: The problem with "fast cars". Journal of Law & Medicine, 24, 203-220.

Snelling, J. (2013). Cartwright calamities, Frankensteinian monsters and the regulation of PGD in New Zealand. In S. A. M. Mclean & S. Elliston (Eds.), Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis: A comparative and theoretical analysis. (pp. 171-198). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Snelling, J. (2017). A time for change? The divergent approach of Canada and New Zealand to donor conception and donor identification. In T. Lemmens, A. F. Martin, C. Milne & I. B. Lee (Eds.), Regulating creation: The law, ethics, and policy of assisted human reproduction. (pp. 206-231). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

McDougall, R., Gillam, L., Kerruish, N., & Snelling, J. (2016). Within the ZPD: Focusing on harm and children's interests. In R. McDougall, C. Delaney & L. Gillam (Eds.), When doctors and parents disagree: Ethics, paediatrics and the zone of parental discretion. (pp. 25-40). Sydney, Australia: Federation Press.

Kerruish, N., & Snelling, J. (2016). Children with profound cognitive impairment: Growth attenuation and the ZPD. In R. McDougall, C. Delaney & L. Gillam (Eds.), When doctors and parents disagree: Ethics, paediatrics and the zone of parental discretion. (pp. 166-187). Sydney, Australia: Federation Press.

McMillan, J., Snelling, J., & Gavaghan, C. (2016). Psihopati, sigurnosno zatvaranje po punom izvršenju kazne zatvora i retorika rizika [Psychopaths, post-sentence preventive detention and the rhetoric of risk]. In S. Prijić-Samaržija, L. Malatesti & E. Baccarini (Eds.), Moralni, politički i epistemološki odgovori na društvene devijacije [Moral, political, epistemological responses to social deviations]. (pp. 201-217). Rijeki, Croatia: Filozofski facultet u Rijeci.

Snelling, J., & McMillan, J. (2016). Equality: Old debates, new technologies. In R. Brownsword, E. Scotford & K. Yeung (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of law, regulation, and technology. (pp. 69-89). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199680832.013.3

Snelling, J., & McMillan, J. (2015). Psychosurgery. In H. ten Have (Ed.), Encyclopedia of global bioethics. Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_356-1

Snelling, J., & Gavaghan, C. (2015). PGD past and present: Is the HFE Act 1990 now 'fit for purpose'? In K. Horsey (Ed.), Revisiting the regulation of human fertilisation and embryology. (pp. 80-97). London, UK: Routledge.

Snelling, J. (2013). Cartwright calamities, Frankensteinian monsters and the regulation of PGD in New Zealand. In S. A. M. Mclean & S. Elliston (Eds.), Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis: A comparative and theoretical analysis. (pp. 171-198). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Henaghan, M., & Snelling, J. (2009). Main findings. In Genes, society and the future (Vol. III). (pp. 3-26). Wellington, New Zealand: Brookers.

Snelling, J. (2009). Preimplantation genetic diagnosis: Slipping through the regulatory net. In Genes, society and the future (Vol. III). (pp. 29-148). Wellington, New Zealand: Brookers.

Snelling, J., Peart, N., & Henaghan, M. (2007). Preimplantation genetic diagnosis: Testing the legal boundaries. In N. Page (Ed.), Genes, society and the future (Vol. 1). (pp. 27-146). Dunedin, New Zealand: Human Genome Research Project, University of Otago.

Snelling, J., Kralovec, A., & Cho, M. (2006). Law and regulation. In M. Henaghan (Ed.), Choosing genes for future children: Regulating preimplantation genetic diagnosis. (pp. 232-369). Dunedin, New Zealand: Human Genome Research Project, University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

Snelling, J. (2016). Minors and contested medical-surgical treatment: Where are we with best interests? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 25(1), 50-62. doi: 10.1017/S0963180115000286

Snelling, J., Kerruish, N., & Lenagh-Glue, J. (2016). Non-invasive prenatal testing: The problem with "fast cars". Journal of Law & Medicine, 24, 203-220.

Anderson, L., Snelling, J., & van Rij, A. (2015). Incidental findings in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 102(5), 433-435. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9719

Snelling, J. (2015). Revisiting Re X: Hysterectomy, removal of reproductive capacity and the severely intellectually disabled child in New Zealand. Journal of Law & Medicine, 22(3), 679-697.

Snelling, J., Anderson, L., & van Rij, A. (2013). “Incidental findings” during surgery: A surgical dilemma or the price paid for autonomy? Otago Law Review, 13(1), 81-106.

Anderson, L., Snelling, J., & Tomlins-Jahnke, H. (2012). The practice of surrogacy in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52(3), 253-257. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01419.x

Snelling, J. (2008). Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for susceptibility conditions: A new frontier or a logical extension? Journal of Law & Medicine, 16(2), 263-278.

Snelling, J. (2008). Embryonic HLA tissue typing and made-to-match siblings: The New Zealand position. Medical Law International, 9(1), 13-43.

Snelling, J. (2006). Implications for providers and patients: A comment on the regulatory framework for preimplantation genetic diagnosis in New Zealand. Medical Law International, 8, 23-49. doi: 10.1177/096853320600800102

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Journal - Research Other

Snelling, J. (2017). [Review of the book The ethics of embryonic stem cell research]. Journal of Applied Philosophy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/japp.12263

Johnson, R., Gillett, G., & Snelling, J. (2014). Regulation of cognitive enhancement devices: Commentary. Journal of Law & the Biosciences, 1(3), 328-333. doi: 10.1093/jlb/lsu017

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Anderson, L. C., Cadogan, A., Borich, M., Schneiders, A., & Snelling, J. (2015). New Zealand Sports Physiotherapy Code of Conduct. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(14), 961-964. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095022

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

de Lacey, S., & Snelling, J. (2014). How should we decide for those who cannot decide for themselves? The welfare principle and the regulation of assisted reproductive technology. Proceedings of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.conferencedesign.com.au/aabhl2014/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Snelling, J. (2011, November). A right to know one’s genetic origins? The divergent approach of Canada and New Zealand to donor-conceived individuals. Verbal presentation at the Health Law Group, Faculty of Law & David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights Symposium: Reference re: Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision, Toronto, Canada.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Gavaghan, C., Snelling, J., & McMillan, J. (2014). Better and better and better? A legal and ethical analysis of preventive detention in New Zealand. Commissioned by New Zealand Law Foundation. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 94p.

Anderson, C., Skegg, P., Wilson, R., Hackett, M., Snelling, J., & Grover, A. (2004). Use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in New Zealand: A review of efficacy, safety, and regulatory controls. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. 56p.

Snelling, J. (2004). A review of the literature, the Acts of Parliament and relevant current practices on regulation of the use of ECT in New Zealand and in other like nations. Commissioned by ECT Review Group. 108p.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Snelling, J., Kerruish, N., & Lenagh-Glue, J. (2017). Judging genes & choosing children: Revisiting the law, ethics & policy in the genomics era. 303p.

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Other Research Output

Anderson, L., Cadogan, A., Borich, M., Schneiders, T., & Snelling, J. (2013). Physiotherapy New Zealand Sports Physiotherapy Code of Conduct, 8p. [Other Research Output].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Snelling, J. M. (2012). Parental preferences and procreative choices: Reproductive liberty and the regulation of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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