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Bioethics Centre staff profile

Associate Professor Lynley Anderson

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentBioethics Centre
QualificationsMHealSc PhD(Otago) DipPhty
Research summaryClinical ethics, sports medicine ethics, ethical codes, medical education and professional issues.
Teaching

Bioethics teaching occurs throughout the health professional schools at the University of Otago and to undergraduate and postgraduate Bioethics students. I am the convenor of Professional Development for year 2-3 medical students. I also teach senior medical students, physiotherapy, dentistry and oral health students. I also contribute to postgraduate Bioethics teaching and supervision of students.

Memberships
  • Health Research Council Ethics Committee (Chair, until mid-2019)

Research

Clinical ethics are a major interest and have led to collaborations and research outputs on ethical consideration of:

  • Incidental findings in surgery
  • Limits of persuasion / coercion of inpatients for physiotherapy
  • Proactive contraceptive provision
  • The use of surrogacy in NZ

Sports medicine ethics was the topic of my PhD and has led to numerous research outputs and writing a code of ethics for the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine. I have also written codes of ethics for the NZ Physiotherapy Board and one for Sports Physiotherapy Special Interest Group.

My interest in professional issues and medical education has led to collaboration and the development of the CAPLE project (Creating a Positive Learning Environment). The CAPLE project is a research packed intervention to encourage positive relationships between staff and health professional students.

Publications

Pickering, N., Anderson, L., & Skegg, P. (2019). Healthcare ethics education at the University of Otago - and the Master of Bioethics and Health Law. In V. T. Chuan, R. Huxtable & N. Peart (Eds.), Healthcare ethics, law and professionalism: Essays on the works of Alastair V. Campbell. (pp. 181-196). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Anderson, L., & Peart, N. (2019). Healthcare ethics in New Zealand. In V. T. Chuan, R. Huxtable & N. Peart (Eds.), Healthcare ethics, law and professionalism: Essays on the works of Alastair V. Campbell. (pp. 162-178). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Duncan, R., Anderson, L., & Pickering, N. (2019). Closing the gap between need and uptake: A case for proactive contraception provision to adolescents. Asian Bioethics Review, 11(1), 95-109. doi: 10.1007/s41649-019-00082-6

Duncan, R., Paterson, H., Anderson, L., & Pickering, N. (2019). A qualitative analysis on adolescents' opinions of proactive long-lasting reversible contraceptive (LARC) provision. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1488), 38-48. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). "They cared about us students:" Learning from exemplar clinical teaching environments. BMC Medical Education, 19, 119. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1551-9

Chapter in Book - Research

Pickering, N., Anderson, L., & Skegg, P. (2019). Healthcare ethics education at the University of Otago - and the Master of Bioethics and Health Law. In V. T. Chuan, R. Huxtable & N. Peart (Eds.), Healthcare ethics, law and professionalism: Essays on the works of Alastair V. Campbell. (pp. 181-196). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Anderson, L., & Peart, N. (2019). Healthcare ethics in New Zealand. In V. T. Chuan, R. Huxtable & N. Peart (Eds.), Healthcare ethics, law and professionalism: Essays on the works of Alastair V. Campbell. (pp. 162-178). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hay Smith, J., Brown, M., Anderson, L., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). Blurred researcher-participant boundaries in critical research: Do non-clinicians and clinicians experience similar dual-role tensions? In C. I. Macleod, J. Marx, P. Mnyaka & G. J. Treharne (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of ethics in critical research. (pp. 145-161). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74721-7

Nie, J.-B., & Anderson, L. C. (2003). Bioethics in New Zealand: A historical and sociological review. In J. F. Peppin & M. J. Cherry (Eds.), The annals of bioethics: Regional perspectives in bioethics. (pp. 341-361). Lisse, Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Anderson, L., & Pelvin, B. (2010). Ethical frameworks for practice. In S. Pairman, S. Tracy, C. Thorogood & J. Pincombe (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice. (2nd ed.) (pp. 283-297). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier.

Anderson, L., & Ellis, E. (2009). Ethics, practice regulation and physiotherapy. In J. Higgs, M. Smith, G. Webb, M. Skinner & A. Croker (Eds.), Contexts of physiotherapy practice. (pp. 177-188). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Anderson, L., & Pelvin, B. (2006). Ethical frameworks for practice. In Midwifery: Preparation for practice. (pp. 208-222). Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

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Journal - Research Article

Duncan, R., Anderson, L., & Pickering, N. (2019). Closing the gap between need and uptake: A case for proactive contraception provision to adolescents. Asian Bioethics Review, 11(1), 95-109. doi: 10.1007/s41649-019-00082-6

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). "They cared about us students:" Learning from exemplar clinical teaching environments. BMC Medical Education, 19, 119. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1551-9

Duncan, R., Paterson, H., Anderson, L., & Pickering, N. (2019). A qualitative analysis on adolescents' opinions of proactive long-lasting reversible contraceptive (LARC) provision. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1488), 38-48. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Duncan, R., Paterson, H., Anderson, L., & Pickering, N. (2019). 'We're kidding ourselves if we say that contraception is accessible': A qualitative study of general practitioners' attitudes towards adolescents' use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC). Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(2), 138-145. doi: 10.1071/HC18105

Knox, T., Anderson, L. C., & Heather, A. (2019). Transwomen in elite sport: Scientific and ethical considerations. Journal of Medical Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2018-105208

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E. K., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). It's 'probably the teacher!' A strategic framework for clinical staff engagement in clinical student bullying intervention. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 116. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1552-8

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

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

Chester, A. N., Walthert, S. E., Gallagher, S. J., Anderson, L. C., & Stitely, M. L. (2017). Patient-targeted Googling and social media: A cross-sectional study of senior medical students. BMC Medical Ethics, 18, 70. doi: 10.1186/s12910-017-0230-9

Anderson, L., & Delany, C. (2016). From persuasion to coercion: Responding to the reluctant patient in rehabilitation. Physical Therapy, 96(8), 1234-1240. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150586

Osborne, H., Anderson, L., Burt, P., Young, M., & Gerrard, D. (2016). Australasian College of Sports Physicians—position statement: The place of mesenchymal stem/stromal cell therapies in sport and exercise medicine. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(20), 1237-1244. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095711

Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Brown, M., Anderson, L., & Treharne, G. J. (2016). Once a clinician, always a clinician: A systematic review to develop a typology of clinician-researcher dual-role experiences in health research with patient-participants. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16, 95. doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0203-6

McNamee, M. J., Partridge, B., & Anderson, L. (2016). Concussion ethics and sports medicine. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 35, 257-267. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2015.10.008

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

McNamee, M. J., Partridge, B., & Anderson, L. (2015). Concussion in sport: Conceptual and ethical issues. Kinesiology Review, 4(2), 190-202. doi: 10.1123/kr.2015-0011

Anderson, L., & Jackson, S. (2013). Competing loyalties in sports medicine: Threats to medical professionalism in elite, commercial sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48(2), 238-256. doi: 10.1177/1012690211435031

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

Sopoaga, F., Connor, J. L., Dockerty, J. D., Adams, J., & Anderson, L. (2012). Training medical students in Pacific health through an immersion programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Anderson, L., Exeter, D., & Bowyer, L. (2012). Sudden cardiac death: Mandatory exclusion of athletes at risk is a step too far. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46, 331-334. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090260

Nie, L., Anderson, L., & Henaghan, M. (2012). Surrogacy and s 2(a)(ii): Interpreting the "medical condition" requirement in ACART's Guidelines on Surrogacy Arrangements involving Providers of Fertility Services (2007). New Zealand Family Law Journal, (March), 130-134.

Anderson, L., & Bowyer, L. (2012). Engaging the professional community: Rewriting a code of ethics for NZ physiotherapists. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(3), 190-196. doi: 10.1179/1743288X11Y.0000000058

Anderson, L. C., & Pickering, N. J. (2010). The student code: Ethical and professional expectations of medical students at the University of Otago. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1318). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1318/4216/content.pdf

Anderson, L. (2010). Travelling light: Sports physiotherapists administering medications in the absence of a doctor. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(2), 38-42.

Anderson, L. (2009). Writing a new code of ethics for sports physicians: Principles and challenges. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43, 1079-1082. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2008.051086

Anderson, L., & Pickering, N. (2008). Ethical review of physiotherapy research. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 36(3), 138-143.

Anderson, L. (2008). Contractual obligations and the sharing of confidential health information in sport. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(9), e6. doi: 10.1136/jme.2008.024794

Anderson, L. (2007). Doctoring risk: Responding to risk-taking in athletes. Sport, Ethics & Philosophy, 1(2), 119-134.

Anderson, L. C., & Gerrard, D. F. (2005). Ethical issues concerning New Zealand sports doctors. Journal of Medical Ethics, 31(2), 88-92.

Elkin, S., & Anderson, L. C. (1999). How much to disclose: health information and the physiotherapist. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 27(3), 27-32.

Elkin, S., & Anderson, L. C. (1999). Challenges Within Professional Relationships. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 28(1), 15-17.

Elkin, S., & Anderson, L. C. (1999). Ethics and Physiotherapy: The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 27(1), 17-20.

Elkin, S., & Anderson, L. C. (1998). Ethics and physiotherapy : an introduction. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 26(3), 9-12.

McMillan, J. R., & Anderson, L. C. (1997). Knowledge and power in the clinical setting. Bioethics, 11(3-4), 265-270.

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Journal - Research Other

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). Interventions addressing student bullying in the clinical workplace: A narrative review. BMC Medical Education, 19, 220. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1578-y

Gamble Blakey, A., Anderson, L., Smith-Han, K., Wilkinson, T., Collins, E., & Berryman, E. (2018). Time to stop making things worse: An imperative focus for healthcare student bullying research. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1479), 81-85. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Kerruish, N., & Anderson, L. C. (2016). It started with a kiss [Response to the article Is it acceptable for medical professionals to kiss paediatric patients?]. Journal of Medical Ethics, 42(10), 638-639. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103619

Pickering, N., Anderson, L., & Paterson, H. (2015). Teens and young adults should be started on long-acting reversible contraceptives before sexual activity commences: For: An opt-out programme would avoid teen pregnancy and associated costs [Debate]. BJOG, 122(8), 1052. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13465

Pickering, N., Anderson, L., & Paterson, H. (2015). Authors' reply re: Teens and young adults should be started on longacting reversible contraceptives before sexual activity commences: An opt-out programme to avoid teen pregnancy. BJOG, 122(13), 1848-1849. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13703

Crampton, P., Wilkinson, T., Anderson, L., Walthert, S., & Wilson, H. (2015). Bullying in health care settings: Time for a whole-of-system response. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1424). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Anderson, L., & Burt, P. (2014). Metal bars: A case study. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(1), 8-10. [Case Study].

Anderson, L., & Partridge, B. (2014). Coaches and doctors need to recognise when they are vulnerable to "win or else" pressure [Blog post]. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Retrieved from http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2014/02/03/coaches-and-doctors-need-to-recognise-when-they-are-vulnerable-to-win-or-else-pressure/

Ahmed, O. H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Anderson, L., Paton, C., & McCrory, P. R. (2013). Ethical considerations in using Facebook for health care support: A case study using concussion management. PM&R, 5(4), 328-334. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.03.007

Harland, T., Pickering, N., & Anderson, L. (2012). Valuing teaching and teaching values. Journal of Primary Health Care, 4(4), 346-348.

Anderson, L., & Bowyer, L. (2012). Sudden cardiac death screening: Notes of caution [Blog post]. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Retrieved from http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2012/05/31/sudden-cardiac-death-screening-notes-of-caution/#disqus_thread

Delany, C., & Anderson, L. (2012). Responding to the moral dimensions of physical therapy practice. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(3), 141-142. doi: 10.1179/1083319612Z.00000000033

Anderson, L. (2012). Physiotherapists administering medications under instruction. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(4), 222-223. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2011.083782

Anderson, L. (2011). Bloodgate: Were the punishments fair? [Editorial]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(12), 948-949. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2011.083881

Nie, J.-B., & Anderson, L. (2005). Bioethics of being social cultural movement (Reprinted from The annals of bioethics: Regional perspectives in bioethics by J. F. Peppin & M. J. Cherry (Eds.), 2003, Lisse, Netherlands: Swets and Seitlilnger B. V.). Medicine & Philosophy, 26(9), 28-30.

Nie, J.-B., & Anderson, L. (2005). From medical ethics to bioethics (Reprinted from The annals of bioethics: Regional perspectives in bioethics by J. F. Peppin and M. J. Cherry (Eds.), 2003 Lisse, Netherlands: Swets and Seitlilnger B. V.). Medicine & Philosophy, 26(10), 36-38.

Jordens, C., & Anderson, L. (2005). Should we be concerned about direct-to-consumer advertising of prescripton drugs? [Editorial]. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 2(2), 61-62.

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