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Dr Jeanne Snelling

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Jeanne joined the Faculty as a Lecturer in 2018 and holds a joint position with the Bioethics Centre. In the Law Faculty Jeanne currently teaches into Laws 102 (Introduction to Law and New Technology); co-ordinates the second-year Criminal Procedure Programme; and tutors in Criminal Law. She also teaches into BITC 201 (Bioethics and the Life Sciences) and lectures on medical law to undergraduate medical students at the Otago School of Medicine. Jeanne’s research interests include medical law, particularly the ethical and legal implications of genetics and biotechnology, and criminal law.

Prior to joining the Faculty Jeanne held a Research Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Law. In 2014 Jeanne received funding from the New Zealand Law Foundation to review the ethical and legal implications of new genetic technologies on the future of human reproduction.

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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

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

Anderson, L., Cadogan, A., Borich, M., Schneiders, T., & Snelling, J. (2013). Sports Physiotherapy Code of Conduct. Wellington, New Zealand: Physiotherapy New Zealand. 9p. Retrieved from http://physiotherapy.org.nz

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Other Research Output

Snelling, J. (2018, May). New technologies old debates: Human germline genetic modification in the 21st century. Science in Society seminar series, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. [Research Seminar].

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Chapter in Book - Research

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

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.

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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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. (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. (2016, June). The "high risk" offender: Human rights and post-sentence preventive detention in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Psychopathy Conference: Scientific Advancements and Philosophical Interpretations, Rijeka, Croatia.

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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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. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2489

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