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photo of angela_ballantyneAssociate Professor

Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice

Background and Interests

Angela Ballantyne joined the Department in 2010 as a senior lecturer in Bioethics (part-time). Angela teaches medical ethics in the 4th and 5th year ALM program at Wellington. She was President of the International Association of Bioethics (2016-2017) and was the ethics member of the Central Ethics Committee (HDEC) NZ (2010-2018). In 2016 she received a NZ Marsden Fast Start grant and in 2015 a UOW Award for Best Emerging Researcher. Her research interests include exploitation, research ethics, vulnerability, ethics of pregnancy and reproductive technologies, and secondary use research with clinical data.

Originally from New Zealand, where she gained her BSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Victoria University, Angela has worked in a wide range of international settings, including Australia, England, Europe and the United States. She received her PhD in Bioethics from Monash University (Australia), and spent a year of her doctorate program undertaking research at Imperial College London. She has worked in schools of medicine, primary health care and philosophy. Her interest in global health policy lead to a position as Technical Officer for Genetics and Ethics for the Human Genetics unit at WHO in Geneva in 2005, where she worked on projects concerning the ethical, legal and social issues associated with medical genetics. Prior to returning to New Zealand, Angela was a Visiting Scholar at the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

Teaching Activities

Undergraduate Medical Education

  • 4th and 5th year Professional Development and Ethics (PDE) lectures, tutorials and essays
  • Abortion and Paediatric ethics tutorials

Postgraduate Education 

Guest lectures/workshops on research ethics.

Research Activities

Just Published:  Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Women, Edited By Françoise Baylis and Angela Ballantyne

Angela’s work focuses on research ethics, global health and justice, and feminist bioethics.

Her current projects include:

  • The ethics of research on clinical data and tissue without explicit patient consent. (Marsden Fast Start 2016-12019).
  • Ethical frameworks for including pregnant women in research (UORG and Springer Book forthcoming)
  • INCISIVE : On the Cutting Edge – Promoting Best Practice in Surgical Innovation (Funded by the Australian Research Council under the Linkage Projects scheme)

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Publications

Toh, H. J., Ballantyne, A., Ong, S. A. K., Sankaran, C., Tay, H. Y., Singh, M., … Lysaght, T. (2021). Religious perspectives on precision medicine in Singapore. Asian Bioethics Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00180-4

Rennie, S., Bahirathan, K., Ballantyne, A., Bates, P., Chandra, P., & Murtagh-Souza, M. (2021). Are today's doctors honest? A comparative analysis of a questionnaire study exploring medical students' attitudes and reported behaviour on academic misconduct in 2000 and 2020. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE): The Virtual Conference: Redefining Health Professionals Education Together. (pp. 52). Retrieved from http://amee.org

Campbell, J., Hobbs, M., O'Hara, L., Ballantyne, A., Heywood, A., & Gray, L. (2021). Equity in vaccine trials for higher weight people? Protocol for a rapid review of inclusion and exclusion criteria for higher weight people in clinical trials for COVID-19. BMJ Open, 11(5), e050114. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050114

Schaefer, G. O., & Ballantyne, A. (2021). Ethics of digital contact tracing wearables. Journal of Medical Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106958

Ballantyne, A. (2021). Feminist accounts of abortion. In A. Bagheri (Ed.), Abortion: Global positions and practices, religious and legal perspectives. (pp. 257-272). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63023-2_21

Baylis, F., & Ballantyne, A. (Eds.). (2016). Clinical research involving pregnant women. Springer, 301p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4

Edited Book - Research

Ballantyne, A. (2021). Feminist accounts of abortion. In A. Bagheri (Ed.), Abortion: Global positions and practices, religious and legal perspectives. (pp. 257-272). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63023-2_21

Chapter in Book - Research

Ballantyne, A., & Reid, C. (2020). Unconscious bias and clinical care. In A. Douglass, G. Young & J. McMillan (Eds.), Assessment of mental capacity: A New Zealand guide for doctors and lawyers. (pp. 134-138). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington Press. [Contribution].

Chapter in Book - Research

Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2016). Pregnancy, vulnerability, and the risk of exploitation in clinical research. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 139-159). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_8

Chapter in Book - Research

Ballantyne, A., Barthow, C., & Wickens, K. (2016). Research into lifestyle changes in pregnancy. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 211-225). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_12

Chapter in Book - Research

Baylis, F., & Ballantyne, A. (2016). Missed trials, future opportunities. In F. Baylis & A. Ballantyne (Eds.), Clinical research involving pregnant women. (pp. 1-13). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4_1

Chapter in Book - Research

Ballantyne, A. (2012). Exploitation. In Encyclopedia of applied ethics. (2nd ed.) (pp. 264-271). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-373932-2.00290-8

Chapter in Book - Research

Bennett, B., Karpin, I., Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2008). Gender inequities in health research: An Australian perspective. In M. Freeman (Ed.), Law and bioethics: Current legal issues (Vol. II). (pp. 409-431). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0022

Chapter in Book - Research

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2008). Populações especias: Vulnerabilidade e proteção. In D. Diniz, A. Sugai, D. Guilhem & F. Squinca (Eds.), Ética em pesquisa: Temas globais. (pp. 123-151). Brasília DF, Brazil: Letras Livres: Editora Universidade de Brasília.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ballantyne, A. (2006). Under what conditions is clinical research in developing countries exploitative? A framework for assessing exploitation in mutually advantageous transactions. In J. Balint, S. Philpott, R. Baker & M. Strosberg (Eds.), Advances in bioethics: Ethics and epidemics (Vol.9). (pp. 209-244). Oxford, UK: Elsevier JAI. doi: 10.1016/S1479-3709(06)09010-8

Chapter in Book - Research

Ong, S., Ling, J., Ballantyne, A., Lysaght, T., & Xafis, V. (2021). Perceptions of ‘precision’ and ‘personalised’ Medicine in Singapore and associated ethical issues. Asian Bioethics Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00165-3

Journal - Research Article

Schaefer, G. O., & Ballantyne, A. (2021). Ethics of digital contact tracing wearables. Journal of Medical Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106958

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. (2020). How should we think about clinical data ownership? Journal of Medical Ethics, 46, 289-294. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2018-105340

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., Moore, A., Bartholomew, K., & Aagaard, N. (2020). Points of contention: Qualitative research identifying where researchers and research ethics committees disagree about consent waivers for secondary research with tissue and data. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0235618. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235618

Journal - Research Article

Higgins, W. C., Rogers, W. A., Ballantyne, A., & Lipworth, W. (2020). Against the use and publication of contemporary unethical research: The case of Chinese transplant research. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46, 678-684. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2019-106044

Journal - Research Article

Lysaght, T., Ballantyne, A., Xafis, V., Ong, S., Schaefer, G. O., Ling, J. M. T., … Tai, E. S. (2020). "Who is watching the watchdog?": Ethical perspectives of sharing health-related data for precision medicine in Singapore. BMC Medical Ethics, 21(1), 118. doi: 10.1186/s12910-020-00561-8

Journal - Research Article

Steers, D. M., Andrews, G. L., Wiltshire, E. J., Ballantyne, A. J., Collings, S. C., & Stubbe, M. H. (2020). Young people with a variation in sex characteristics in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Identity, activism and healthcare decision-making. Culture, Health & Sexuality. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2020.1863472

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. (2019). Adjusting the focus: A public health ethics approach to data research. Bioethics, 33(3), 357-366. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12551

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., & Stewart, C. (2019). Big Data and public-private partnerships in healthcare and research: The application of an ethics framework for Big Data in health and research. Asian Bioethics Review, 11(3), 315-326. doi: 10.1007/s41649-019-00100-7

Journal - Research Article

Douglass, A., & Ballantyne, A. (2019). From protectionism to inclusion: A New Zealand perspective on health-related research involving adults incapable of giving informed consent. Bioethics, 33, 384-392. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12509

Journal - Research Article

King, M., & Ballantyne, A. (2019). Donor-funded research: Permissible, not perfect. Journal of Medical Ethics, 45, 36-40. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2018-104966

Journal - Research Article

Pullon, S., Ballantyne, A., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2019). Daily decision-making about food during pregnancy: A New Zealand study. Health Promotion International, 34(3), 469-478. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax098

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W., Robertson, M. P., Ballantyne, A., Blakely, B., Catsonas, R., Clay-Williams, R., & Singh, M. F. (2019). Compliance with ethical standards in the reporting of donor sources and ethics review in peer-reviewed publications involving organ transplantation in China: A scoping review. BMJ Open, 9(2), e024473. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024473

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., & Moore, A. (2018). Data and tissue research without patient consent: A qualitative study of the views of research ethics committees in New Zealand. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 9(3), 143-153. doi: 10.1080/23294515.2018.1518938

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., & Schaefer, G. O. (2018). Consent and the ethical duty to participate in health data research. Journal of Medical Ethics, 44(6), 392-396. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2017-104550

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. J., Dai, E., & Gray, B. (2017). Patient participation in clinical ethics support services: Patient-centered care, justice and cultural competence. Clinical Ethics, 12(1), 11-18. doi: 10.1177/1477750916661976

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., Pullon, S., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2017). The experiences of pregnant women in an interventional clinical trial: Research in Pregnancy Ethics (RIPE) study. Bioethics, 31(6), 476-483. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12361

Journal - Research Article

Dai, E., & Ballantyne, A. (2016). Clinical ethics support services in New Zealand: Tailoring services to meet the needs of doctors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1441), 10-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. (2014). Exploitation in cross-border reproductive care. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 7(2), 75-99. doi: 10.3138/ijfab.7.2.0075

Journal - Research Article

Haimes, E., Skene, L., Ballantyne, A. J., Caulfield, T., Goldstein, L. S., Hyun, I., … Testa, G. (2013). Position statement on the provision and procurement of human eggs for stem cell research. Cell Stem Cell, 12(3), 285-291. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.02.002

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. J., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Sex bias in studies selected for clinical guidelines. Journal of Women's Health, 20(9), 1297-1306. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2604

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. J. (2010). How to do research fairly in an unjust world. American Journal of Bioethics, 10(6), 26-35. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2010.482629

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2010). Towards a practical definition of professional behaviour. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(4), 250-254. doi: 10.1136/jme.2009.035121

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., Newson, A. J., Luna, F., & Ashcroft, R. (2009). Prenatal diagnosis and abortion for congenital abnormalities: Is it ethical to provide one without the other? American Journal of Bioethics, 9(8), 48-56. doi: 10.1080/15265160902984996

Journal - Research Article

Edwards, D., & Ballantyne, A. (2009). Patient awareness and concern regarding pharmaceutical manufacturer interactions with doctors. Internal Medicine Journal, 39, 191-196. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01887.x

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2009). Justice in health research: What is the role of evidence-based medicine? Perspectives in Biology & Medicine, 52(2), 188-202. doi: 10.1353/pbm.0.0082

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. (2008). Benefits to research subjects in international trials: Do they reduce exploitation or increase undue inducement? Developing World Bioethics, 8(3), 178-191. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8847.2006.00175.x

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. J., Rogers, W. A., on behalf of the Australian Gender Equity in Health Research Group. (2008). Fair inclusion of men and women in Australian clinical research: Views from ethics committee chairs. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(11), 653-656.

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., & De Lacey, S. (2008). Wanted: Egg donors for research: A research ethics approach to donor recruitment and compensation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), 145-164.

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W. A., Ballantyne, A. J., for the Australian Gender Equity in Health Research Group. (2008). Exclusion of women from clinical research: Myth or reality? Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 83(5), 536-542.

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2008). Gender and trust in medicine: Vulnerabilities, abuses, and remedies. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(1), 48-66.

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W., & Ballantyne, A. (2008). When is sex-specific research appropriate? International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), 36-57.

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., & Rogers, W. (2007). Vulnerability and protection in human research. Harvard Health Policy Review, 8(1), 29-41.

Journal - Research Article

Rogers, W., Ballantyne, A., & Draper, H. (2007). Is sex-selective abortion morally justified and should it be prohibited? Bioethics, 21(9), 520-524. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00599.x

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. (2006). Conducting international research fairly: A response to de Melo-Martín. Monash Bioethics Review, 25(2), 48-52.

Journal - Research Article

Goold, I. L., Pearn, A., Bettiol, S., & Ballantyne, A. (2006). Quality and safety of genetic testing in Australia and New Zealand: A review of the current regulatory framework. Australia & New Zealand Health Policy, 3(13). doi: 10.1186/1743-8462-3-13

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A. (2005). HIV international clinical research: Exploitation and risk. Bioethics, 19(5-6), 476-491. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2005.00459.x

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., & Ganguli-Mitra, A. (2021). To what extent are calls for greater minority representation in COVID vaccine research ethically justified? American Journal of Bioethics, 21(2), 99-101. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1861385

Journal - Research Other

Campbell, J., Hobbs, M., O'Hara, L., Ballantyne, A., Heywood, A., & Gray, L. (2021). Equity in vaccine trials for higher weight people? Protocol for a rapid review of inclusion and exclusion criteria for higher weight people in clinical trials for COVID-19. BMJ Open, 11(5), e050114. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050114

Journal - Research Other

Toh, H. J., Ballantyne, A., Ong, S. A. K., Sankaran, C., Tay, H. Y., Singh, M., … Lysaght, T. (2021). Religious perspectives on precision medicine in Singapore. Asian Bioethics Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00180-4

Journal - Research Other

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