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Bioethics Centre staff profile

Dr Jeanne Snelling

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentBioethics Centre
QualificationsRNZcmpN LLB(Hons) PhD(Otago)
Research summaryHealth law; human reproduction (particularly selective reproduction); genetics and the law.
Teaching

Undergraduate medical education fifth-year Ethics (Christchurch):

  • Medical law

Research

Jeanne's research interests fall within the general health law field. A major area of interest has been legal responses to human reproduction. Her primary interest has been the legal response to a relatively new reproductive genetic technology, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, which was the subject of her PhD. More recent research interests include the implication of behavioural genetics and neuroscience on the law.

Publications

Snelling, J. (2019). Sexual health, reproductive liberty and adults with impaired capacity. In I. Reuvecamp & J. Dawson (Eds.), Mental capacity law in New Zealand. (pp. 251-267). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Snelling, J., & Douglass, A. (2019). Legal capacity and supported decision-making. In I. Reuvecamp & J. Dawson (Eds.), Mental capacity law in New Zealand. (pp. 163-177). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

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. (2019). Sexual health, reproductive liberty and adults with impaired capacity. In I. Reuvecamp & J. Dawson (Eds.), Mental capacity law in New Zealand. (pp. 251-267). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Snelling, J., & Douglass, A. (2019). Legal capacity and supported decision-making. In I. Reuvecamp & J. Dawson (Eds.), Mental capacity law in New Zealand. (pp. 163-177). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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. (2008). Embryonic HLA tissue typing and made-to-match siblings: The New Zealand position. Medical Law International, 9(1), 13-43. doi: 10.1177/096853320800900102

Journal - Research Article

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Snelling, J. (2018). [Review of the book The ethics of embryonic stem cell research]. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 35(3), 640-642. doi: 10.1111/japp.12263

Journal - Research Other

Snelling, J., & McMillan, J. (2017). 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

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

McKenzie, R., Diong, J., Snelling, J., Anderson, L., & van Rij, A. M. (2018). Incidental findings during a surgical procedure: Current practice and ethical implications. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1469), 10-19. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

van Rij, A., Thomas, J., McKenzie, R., Diong, J., Frizelle, F., Snelling, J., & Anderson, L. (2018). Incidental findings during a surgical procedure: Patient and public perspectives. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1469), 20-31. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Ballantyne, A., Gavaghan, C., & Snelling, J. (2019). Doctors' rights to conscientiously object to refer patients to abortion service providers. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1499), 64-71. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Snelling, J. M. (2020). Obstruction and obfuscation: Regulatory barriers to human embryo research in New Zealand. Medical Law International, 20(4), 339-367. doi: 10.1177/0968533220984227

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