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Dr Jeanne Snelling

LLB(Hons) PhD(Otago) RCompN

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Contact details

Email jeanne.snelling@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Jeanne’s teaching includes: Law and Medicine, An Introduction to Law and New Technologies, Criminal Law, and a new paper: Law and the Biosciences. She is the Faculty of Law convenor of the Masters in Bioethics and Health Law.

Research interests

Jeanne’s research interests encompass health law and the regulation of biomedical technologies.

Background

Prior to commencing a full-time position in the Faculty of Law in 2021, Jeanne held a joint position with the Faculty and the Bioethics Centre, where she was the Lead Academic for health law teaching in the medical school and the allied health professions, and co-taught Bioethics and the Life Sciences.

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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

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

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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. (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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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 https://physiotherapy.org.nz/

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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

Journal - Research Article

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].

Other Research Output

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Wilson, D., & Snelling, J. (2018, June). Legal and ethical implications of the use of neuroimaging in criminal investigations. Verbal presentation at the Neuroethics Network Conference, Paris, France.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Snelling, J. (2018). Challenging the core of legal doctrine: Negotiating the 'supported' decision making paradigm. Proceedings of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference. Retrieved from http://aabhlconference.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Snelling, J., King, M. (2018, November). Rogue scientist: the human CRISPR experiment. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-ethics/2018/11/29/rogue-scientist-the-human-crispr-experiment

Other Research Output

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

Penman, D., Scott, B., Allison, J., Buckley, T., Dearden, P., Drummond, A., … Henaghan, M., … Matisoo-Smith, L., … Robertson, S., Wilcox, P., Everett-Hincks, J., McMillan, J., & Snelling, J. (2019). Gene editing: Scenarios in healthcare. Wellington, New Zealand: Royal Society Te Apārangi. 27p. [Technical/Scientific Report].

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

Journal - Research Article

Walker, S., & Snelling, J. (2021, June). The End-of-Life Choice Act: Navigation, the law and ethics. Verbal presentation at the Update in Medical Specialties for General Practitioners: Gore Education Meeting GP Conference, Gore, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Snelling, J. (2019, September). Supported decision-making. Verbal presentation at the Mental Capacity Law Conference, Napier, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Snelling, J. (2021, July). End of Life Choice Act 2019: Legal perspectives. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Medico-Legal Congress: Analysing the Interface of Clinical and Legal Practice, Healthcare Policy, Regulation, and Biomedical Ethics, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Snelling, J. M. (2017, January). The future of (selective) reproduction: Public health or parental prerogative? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Bioethics Conference: Bioethics and Health Law in the Information Age, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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