PROFESSOR LOANE SKENE

                                     Curriculum Vitae
Academic/ professional qualifications
1998-9 ...
Previous
Oct 2003-Aug 2004     Vice President, Academic Board, University of Melbourne
Jan 2001-Oct 2003     Deputy Vice P...
2000             Member, Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee
1991-1994        Member, National Health and Medical Rese...
1995                Member, Working Party, Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and
                    Gynaecology Work...
Publications: Books
  •   SKENE, L, Law and Medical Practice: Rights, Duties, Claims and Defences, LexisNexis,
      Sydne...
Publications: Major journal articles (refereed or Editorial Board):
  •   SKENE, L, ‘Bioscience, Community Expectations an...
•   SKENE, L, ‘When can doctors treat patients who cannot or will not consent?’ (1997) 23
      Monash University Law Revi...
•   SKENE, L, ‘Drugs, alcohol and the law: a response to Mr Goode’ (1986) 5 Australian Alcohol
      and Drug Review 279-2...
•   SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Sterilisation of minors: potential liability of doctors’ (2002) 3 (3)
    Medicine Today 61-63...
•   SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Genetic testing and insurance: where to now?’ (2000) 1(10)
    Medicine Today 107-110
•   SKEN...
•   SKENE, L, ‘Genetic disorders and embryo testing’ (1989) 14 Legal Service Bulletin 106-108
  •   SKENE, L, ‘The Fullaga...
•   SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in patenting life forms’ in Ethics and intellectual property Should we
      create and commer...
•   SKENE, L, ‘Health Law, Commentary and Materials (MacFarlane, P)’ (1994) 2 (1) Journal of
       Law and Medicine 77-79...
Invitations to speak at international conferences
   •   SKENE, L; WALTERFANG, M, ‘Use of genetic information relating to ...
•   SKENE, L, ‘Genetic Privacy: Becker, Bing and Monica Lewinsky's dress’, Research seminar,
       University of Birmingh...
•    SKENE, L, ‘Women's reproductive rights: The legal limits’, Lesbia Harford Oration,
       Melbourne, 23 July 2003
  •...
•    SKENE, L, ‘Patenting of human biological material’, Human Genetics Society of
       Australasia, Annual Conference, ...
•   SKENE, L, ‘Genetic discrimination: Do we need new laws?’ at Human Rights, Human
       Wrongs, ANU, Nov 2000
   •   SK...
•   SKENE, L. ‘Who owns your body’, Poster presented at the International Congress of
    Genetics, Melbourne, 7 July 2003...
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  1. 1. PROFESSOR LOANE SKENE Curriculum Vitae Academic/ professional qualifications 1998-9 Women in Management and Leadership Course, University of Melbourne, 1983-1985 LLM by major thesis, Monash University, “Intoxication and Criminal Responsibility” (75,000 words) 1970 Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria; Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 1965-1968 LL.B. (Hons), The University of Melbourne (Equal fourth in year) Prizes, Exhibitions 1968 Anna Brennan Memorial Prize, University of Melbourne, (highest placed female student in final Honours list) 1967 Exhibition, Domestic Relations, University of Melbourne, 1966 Exhibition, Legal History, University of Melbourne, 1964-69 Commonwealth scholarship 1964 Cromarty Prize for English Literature (second in State) 1964 Dux, Ruyton Girls School, Government Awards May 2003 Commonwealth of Australia, Centenary Medal: for ‘Service to Australian society through the Exploration of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care’, Special International Invitations 2003 Invited guest of the University of Sapporo and the University of Tokyo, to be one of three international participants and the sole Australian representative, to participate in the International Symposium on Bioethics, Sapporo, Japan, 13/14 Sept; and the International Symposium on Assisted Reproduction and the Law, University of Tokyo, Law Department, 16 Sept 2003 1999 Invited guest of the University of Texas to participate as the sole Australian representative in an International Symposium on Assisted Reproductive Technology 1995 Invited Consultant to the World Health Organisation for two weeks: Wuxi and Beijing, PRC; Manila, Philippines (Oct 1995) 1993 Invited guest of the New Zealand Government to visit New Zealand to commemorate International Women's Suffrage Year, 28 June - 2 July 1993 Academic appointments Current Aug 2004 – President, Academic Board, University of Melbourne Jan 2004- Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne Jan 2004- Member, Council, University of Melbourne Sept 2000- Program Director, Medical Ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University and University of Melbourne July 2000- Professor, Faculty of Law; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne Jan 2000- Deputy Director, Centre of Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania, University of Melbourne 1
  2. 2. Previous Oct 2003-Aug 2004 Vice President, Academic Board, University of Melbourne Jan 2001-Oct 2003 Deputy Vice President, Academic Board, University of Melbourne July 2001-Oct 2003 Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne Jan 1999-July 2000 Associate Professor and Reader, Faculty of Law; Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne Jan 1996- Associate Professor, Law School, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne Jan 1993-95 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne Jan 1993-Dec 1996 Casual Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne Jan 1992-July 1992 Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne Jan 1991-Nov 1992 Principal Research Officer, Law Reform Commission of Victoria May 1990-Jan 1991 Senior Research Officer, Law Reform Commission of Victoria Nov 1989-May 1990 Senior Research Officer seconded to the Office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Victoria; Officer in the Victorian Attorney-General's Department co- ordinating Standing Committee of Attorneys-General Sept 1985-Nov 1989 Senior Research Officer, Law Reform Commission of Victoria. July 1982-Sept 1985 Legal Assistant to the Victorian Law Reform Commissioner (later the Law Reform Commission of Victoria). Sept 1974-Nov 1976 Lived in Oxford, UK. July 1973-Aug 1974 Research Officer, Nova Scotia Law Reform Advisory Commission, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Also, Research Assistant to Dean Feb 1972-June 1973 Unadmitted solicitor, Bettinsons, Birmingham, UK April 1970-Jan 1972 Employee solicitor, Whiting and Byrne, Melbourne. Mar 1969-Mar 1970 Articled Law Clerk, Whiting and Byrne, Melbourne. 1969-1971 Assistant Examiner in Contract and Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne. Chair, major professional organisations, federal policy committees Current 2003 Chair, Legislative Review Project, Australians Donate Inc Previous 1997-2003 Chair, Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics (AIHLE) 1991-95 Chair, Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART). Member, major federal policy committees Previous 2000 Member, Committee of the Prime Minister's Council on Science, Engineering and Innovation (PMSEIC) to advise on regulating biotechnology 1999-2000 Member, Genetic Registers Working Party, Australian Health Ethics Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council 1996 Member, Working Party of National Health and Medical Research Council to Review General Guidelines for Medical Practitioners on Providing Information to Patients 2002 Member, Gene and Related Therapies Research Advisory Panel (GTRAP), National Health and Medical Research Council 2
  3. 3. 2000 Member, Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee 1991-1994 Member, National Health and Medical Research Council, Animal Welfare Committee 1991-1992 Member, National Health and Medical Research Council Working Party to prepare Guidelines for Medical Practitioners on Providing Information to Patients Other government consultancies (federal, state) Current 2004- Member, Health Services Review Council Committee, Guthrie cards 2003- Member, Royal Women’s Hospital Working Group, Late Termination of Pregnancy 2003- Member, Advisory Committee, New South Wales Law Reform Commission, Consent to Medical Treatment by Minors Previous 2002-3 Scholar in Residence, Australian Law Reform Commission, Genetic Privacy, Sydney 1999 Co-teacher with Professor Ian Siggins (UQ), Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care, Public Health course, Canberra 1996 Member, Working Party, Australian New Zealand Food Authority to advise on labelling of food derived from gene technology 1996 Member, Working Party, National Health and Medical Research Council to review the Guidelines for Medical Practitioners on Providing Information to Patients 1995-7 Member, Victorian Department of Health and Community Services Working Party on Genetics (Counselling and Testing) Services 1990-1 Consultant, Victorian Standing Review and Advisory Committee on Infertility (Statutory committee reporting to the Minister for Health, Victoria) 1990 Consultant to the National Bioethics Consultative Committee (a non-statutory body reporting to the federal and state Ministers for Health), on Access to Reproductive Technology Programs, Discrimination Aspects 1990 Attorney-General's representative on Health Department Committee on the Alcoholics and Drug-Dependent Persons Act 1968 (Vic) 1985 Member, Interdepartmental Committee established by the Minister for Health and the Attorney-General for Victoria to review the Alcoholics and Drug-Dependent Persons Act 1968 (Vic) 1985 Member, Working Party established by the Minister for Health to prepare Procedures Manual for court proceedings under the Alcoholics and Drug- Dependent Persons Act 1968 (Vic) 1985 Member, Biology Curriculum Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, established by the Minister for Education, Victoria Other Professional Activities: Current 1996- Member, Australian Multi-Centre Study of Cancer after Infertility and IVF, Centre for the Study of Mothers’ and Children’s Health, Melbourne 1995- Member, Genetics Ethics Committee, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria 1994- Member, Queen's College Council, The University of Melbourne Previous 1997-2002 Member, Board of Directors, Ruyton Girls School 3
  4. 4. 1995 Member, Working Party, Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Working Party to prepare Guidelines for Referral for Investigation of Intermenstrual and Postcoital Bleeding 1992 Member, Committee of the Australian College of Paediatrics to advise on the treatment for severely handicapped infants 1990 Member, Accreditation Committee evaluating the Australian Committee for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ACCART) 1987-94 Member, Research and Ethics Committee, Fairfield Hospital 1984-6 Chair, Victorian Association of Alcohol and Drug Agencies Working Party, to inquire into Section 13 of the Alcoholics and Drug-Dependent Persons Act 1968 (Vic) (VAADA) 1983-5 Secretary, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 1982-5 Member, Committee of Management, Melbourne Family Care Organisation Editorial leadership Current: July 2004 - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Medical Ethics, UK Previous 2001- July 2004 Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Ethics, UK 2000-2 Joint Editor, Genetics Law Monitor (UK) 1998-2001 Joint editor, Issues Papers, Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics Referee for professional journals Journal of Medical Ethics (UK), Medical Journal of Australia; Melbourne University Law Review; Monash University Law Review; Bioethics, Law in Context, Legal Studies, Aust and NZ J of Public Health, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Australian Journal of Education, Hong Kong Law Journal, University of Sydney Law Review, University of Tasmania Law Review Grants received Current 2004 $10,000, ARC Network Grant (with Professor D Chalmers and others) 2004 $10,000, ARC Network grant (with Dr C Jordens and others) 2002-4 $364,323, ARC Discovery grant: Legal and Ethical Regulation of the Use and Commercialisation of Human Biological Material (with Professor DRC Chalmers; Professor MFA Otlowski; Dr D Nicol) 2003-5 $898,500 per year, ARC Large grant (with Prof S Miller and others): ARC Special Research Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University and University of Melbourne Previous 1998-2001 ARC Grant, $57,000 pa: Human Genome Project: Commercialisation of DNA technology. (with Professor DRC Chalmers, Associate Professor MFA Otlowski; Dr D Nicol) 2000-2 $2.68 million, ARC Grant, with Professors S Miller and A Coady and others: Establishment of a Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University and University of Melbourne 1994 - 1997 ARC Grant, $26,000 pa: Human Genome Project: Legal Implications 1995-96 University of Melbourne, Special Initiative Grant, $5,000: Improving autopsy rates by better patient information and consent forms. 4
  5. 5. Publications: Books • SKENE, L, Law and Medical Practice: Rights, Duties, Claims and Defences, LexisNexis, Sydney, 432 pp, (2nd ed 2004) • SKENE, L, Law and Medical Practice: Rights, Duties, Claims and Defences, Butterworths, Sydney: xxiii + 299 pp. (1st ed 1998) • SKENE, L, You, Your Doctor and the Law, Oxford University Press: xi + 297 pp. (1990) Publications: Chapters in books • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in germ-line gene therapy: Ownership, consent and regulation’, in Ed JEJ Rasco, GM O'Sullivan and RA Ankeny, A Dividing Line? Towards an Ethics of Germline Gene Therapy, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (in preparation) • SKENE, L, ‘Genetics and artificial procreation’, in Eds Meulders-Klein, M-T; Deech R; Vlaardingerbroek, MT, Biomedicine, the Family and Human Rights, Kluwer Law International, 2002. The Netherlands, 107-121 • SKENE, L, ‘Epilepsy and the doctor’s duty of care. In Epilepsy’ in Ed Roy G Beran, Duty of care, International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, Tel Aviv, pp 19-21 (2000) • SKENE, L, ‘Why legislate on assisted reproduction?’ in Eds Freckelton, I.; Petersen, Controversies in Health Law, K. Federation Press, Melbourne: pp. 266-274 (1999) • SKENE, L; MILLWOOD, S, ‘Informed consent to medical procedures: the current law in Australia, doctors' knowledge of the law and their practices in informing patients’, in Ed. Shotton, , Health Care, Law and Ethics, Social Science Press, Katoomba, NSW, pp 69-92 (1997) • SKENE, L, ‘Codes of Ethics: Legal issues’, in Eds. Coady, M, Bloch, S, Codes of Ethics and the Professions, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne: pp 111-129 (1996) • SKENE, L, ‘Medical Procedures for Children’, in Ed. Funder, K, Citizen Child, Australian Law and Children's Rights, Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne: pp 186-215 (1996) • SKENE, L, ‘Medical records’ in Eds Libesman, T, Sripathy, V, Your Body, Your Baby, Women's Legal Rights from Conception to Birth, Redfern Legal Centre Publishing: pp. 139-149 (1996) • SKENE, L, ‘Drugs, Alcohol and the Mens Rea for Homicide’ in Ed S Yeo, Partial Excuses for Murder, Federation Press, Sydney: pp. 245-25 (1991) • SKENE, L, ‘New Technologies in Biotechnology - Legal Implications’ in Eds Glasson, J; Thornton, N, Writings in Legal Studies, (3rd ed), Victorian Commercial Teachers Association Publishing Pty Ltd. pp. 176-182 (1988) Publications: Legal, medico-legal reference texts • SKENE, L, ‘Stored genetic material: use in research’, in Encyclopedia of the Human Genome, ed Cooper DN, London: Nature Publishing Group (Spring, 2003) • SKENE, L (Member, Editorial Committee), Human Research Ethics Handbook, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2001; available at: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/hrecbook/index.htm • SKENE, L, ‘Health Law’, in Ed. McPhee C, The Law Handbook, Fitzroy Legal Service, Melbourne (1995-2004) (I update this section of the Law Handbook annually) • SKENE, L, ‘Registration of Medical Practitioners’ in Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Title on Medicine, Butterworths, Sydney, paras [518,021]-[518,175] (1997) • SKENE, L, ‘Consent (to Medical Procedures)’ in Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Sydney, paras [280-3000]-[280-3030] (1998) • SKENE, L, ‘Euthanasia’ in Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Sydney, paras [280-3035]-[280-3045] (1998) • SKENE, L, ‘The regulation of medical research’ in The Law Handbook (5th ed), Ed. T. Goulding, Redfern Legal Centre Publishing, Sydney: pp 690-694 (1995) 5
  6. 6. Publications: Major journal articles (refereed or Editorial Board): • SKENE, L, ‘Bioscience, Community Expectations and the Law’ (2003) 26(3) University of New South Wales Law Journal 799-806; also in (2003) 9(2) University of New South Wales Law Journal, Forum, Genetics and the Law 37-41 • SKENE, L, ‘Arguments against people "owning" their own bodies, body parts and tissue’ (2002) 2 Macquarie Law Journal 165-176 • SKENE, L; KEAYS, D; GARDNER, B, ‘Treating Drug-Dependent Patients in Hospitals’ (2002) 10(1) Journal of Law and Medicine 109-117 • SKENE, L, ‘Dementia: Legal issues in consent’. (2002) 31 (4) Australian Family Physician 329-332 • SKENE, L; PARKER, M, ‘The Role of the Church in Developing the Law: Response to commentators’ (2002) 28 (4) Journal of Medical Ethics (UK) 229-231 • SKENE, L; PARKER, M, ‘The Role of the Church in Developing the Law’. (2002) 28 (4) Journal of Medical Ethics (UK) 215-218 • SKENE, L, ‘Proprietary rights in human bodies, body parts and tissue: Regulatory contexts and proposals for new laws’ (2002) 22 (1) Legal Studies 102-127 • SKENE, L; COADY, A, ‘Genetic manipulation and our duty to posterity’ (April 2002) 21 (1) Monash Bioethics Review 12-22 • SKENE, L; SMALLWOOD, R, ‘Informed Consent: Lessons from the Antipodes’ (2002) 324 British Medical Journal 39-41, available at <bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7328/39> • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in genetic tests on stored human tissue’ (2002) Nature Reviews Genetics (UK) 145-148 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues related to the ownership of and access to bodily material’ (2001) Trends in Molecular Medicine (UK) (By invitation) • SKENE, L, ‘Voices in the ART [Assisted Reproductive Technology] debate’ (2001) 20 (1) Monash Bioethics Review 9-23 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic Secrets and the Family: A Response to Bell and Bennett’ (2001) 9(2) Medical Law Review (UK) 162-169 • BRUINSMA, F; VENN, A; SKENE, L, ‘Accessing patients’ records without individual consent for epidemiological research’ (2000) 8 Journal of Law and Medicine 76-80 (Skene 10%) • BIEGLER, P; STEWART, C; SAVULESCU, J; SKENE, L, ‘Determining the validity of advance directives’ (2000) 172 Medical Journal of Australia, 545-548; published in full at: www.mja.com.au • SKENE, L, ‘Medico-Legal Hypothetical – Medical Law Course in half a day’ (2000) 2 (2) Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal • SKENE, L, ‘Medico-legal hypothetical: Medical law course in half a day’ (2000) 19(4) Monash Bioethics Review 56-68. • SKENE, L; SAVULESCU, J, ‘Who has the right to access medical information from a Deceased person? Ethical and legal perspectives’ (2000) 8 Journal of Law and Medicine 81-88 • SKENE, L, ‘The cost of regulating medical research’ (1999) 7(4) Journal of Law and Medicine 170-175 • SKENE, L, ‘An overview of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in Australia and New Zealand’ (1999)(1) Texas International Law Journal 1-19 • SKENE, L, ‘Organ transplants and blood transfusions in Australia’ (1998) 3(3) Annals of Transplantation 46–53 (invited), Pub. Transplantation Institute, The Medical University of Warsaw, WHO Collaborating Centre, Warsaw, Poland; Also published on MedLine: http:// www.kfinder.com/EMXLinks/19990810/0619637435.html • SKENE, L, Patients’ rights or family responsibilities? Two approaches to genetic testing’ (1998) 6(1) Medical Law Review. 1-41 6
  7. 7. • SKENE, L, ‘When can doctors treat patients who cannot or will not consent?’ (1997) 23 Monash University Law Review 27 • SKENE, L, Access to and ownership of blood samples for genetic tests: Guthrie spots’ (1997) 5 Journal of Law and Medicine 137. • SKENE, L, ‘In their minds eye: a different direction for cosmetic surgery cases’ (1996) 4 Torts Law Journal 275-285 • SKENE, L, ‘The standard of care in relation to a medical practitioner's duty of disclosure’ (1993) 1 Torts Law Journal 103-113 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues and critically ill newborns’ (1993) 1 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 295-308 • SKENE, L, ‘Explaining legislation to potential users: Who is to get what, do what and how?’ (1991) 50 Australian Journal of Public Administration 309-320 • SKENE, L Mapping the human genome: Some thoughts for those who say "There should be a law on it”’ (1991) 5 Bioethics 233-249 • SKENE, L, ‘Risk-related Standard Inevitable in Assessing Competence’ (1991) 5 Bioethics 113-117 • SKENE, L, ‘An Evaluation of a Victorian Scheme for Diversion of Alcoholic and Drug Dependent Offenders’ (1987) 20 Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 247-268 • SKENE, L, ‘Expert Evidence and the Intoxicated Offender’ (1986) 19 Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 4 - 22 • SKENE, L, ‘Moral and Legal Issues in the New Biotechnology’ (1985) 59 Australian Law Journal 379-392 • SKENE, L, ‘The Nova Scotia Law Reform Advisory Commission - An Early Appraisal’ (1975) 2 Dalhousie Law Journal 201-219 Publications: Short refereed journal articles • SKENE, L; ‘An Australian Lawyer’s Response’ (2004) J Med Ethics 30 (4) 408 – 409. • TASSICKER, R; SAVULESCU, J; SKENE, L; MARSHALL P; FITZGERALD, L; DELATYCKI, M. ‘Prenatal diagnosis requests for Huntington's disease when the father is at risk and does not want to know his genetic status: clinical, legal and ethical viewpoints’ (2003) 326 British Medical Journal 331-333 • SKENE, L; CHARLESWORTH, M, ‘The new genetics: Legal and ethical implications for medicine’ (1996) 165 (6) Medical Journal of Australia 301-2 • SKENE, L, ‘Prenatal diagnosis and late termination: A legal perspective’ (1995) 35 (1) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3-6 • SKENE, L, ‘Request from a middle-Eastern bride’ (1994) 3 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 422-423 • SKENE, L, ‘Resource Constraints - what do we tell our patients: reply’ (1994) 160 Medical Journal of Australia 96 Publications: Major non-refereed journal articles • SKENE, L; GOGARTY, B, ‘A legal perspective on stem cell research and cloning’ (Sept 2002), 23(8) Australasian Science magazine (www.control.com.au/~search). • BRUINSMA, F; VENN, A; SKENE, L, ‘Legal and ethical issues in record-linkage studies’ (1999) 6 Australian Epidemiologist 15-17 • SKENE, L, ‘Euthanasie: Die Rechtslage in Australien’ (The Australian law on euthanasia) (1993) 39 Zeitschrift fur Medizinische Ethik 239-251 • SKENE, L, ‘Six values for ethical decisions: a guide for new members of ethics committees’ (1991) 14 Australian Health Review 434-449 7
  8. 8. • SKENE, L, ‘Drugs, alcohol and the law: a response to Mr Goode’ (1986) 5 Australian Alcohol and Drug Review 279-284 • SKENE, L, ‘Chemicals and the law - Treatment or rehabilitation’ (1986) 5 Australian Alcohol and Drug Review 169-174 • SKENE, L, ‘Heart Transplants - The Moral and Legal Implications’ [1969] Ormond Papers, Ormond College, University of Melbourne Publications: Reports on International Conferences Attended • SKENE, L, ‘Exploiting genetic knowledge: the double helix 50 years on: Conference report from the UK’ (2003) 11(1) Journal of Law and Medicine 122-126 • SKENE, L, ‘DNA to dollars: The commercialisation of DNA Research – Ethical, legal and policy issues’ (1999) 6 Journal of Law and Medicine 233-240 • SKENE, L, CHALMERS, D, ‘First international conference on DNA sampling: Human Genetic Research – Legal and policy aspects’ (1997) 4 Journal of Law and Medicine 229-234 Publications: Solicited articles on academic web sites • SKENE, L, ‘Theft of DNA: do we need a new criminal offence?’ 2003, Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law & Society: www.ccels.cardiff.ac.uk. • SKENE, L, ‘Exploiting genetic knowledge: the double helix 50 years on: Conference report from the UK’, 2003, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research (PEALS) Institute at the University of Newcastle: http://www.peals.ncl.ac.uk Publications: Short unrefereed articles in professional journals, magazines and newsletters; newspaper and magazine feature articles; notes • SKENE, L, ‘Confronting the errors in the system’, Canberra Times, 16 Dec 2003 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘ Withdrawal of artificial feeding from a dying patient’ (2003) 4 (12) Medicine Today 53-55 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P Damages for raising an unplanned but health child. (2003) 4(10) Medicine Today 71-73. • HOWE, V; FOISTER, K; JENKINS, K; KEKS, N; SKENE, L; COPOLOV, D, ‘Competence to give informed consent to research participation in persons with schizophrenia and related psychosis’ (2003) 10(1) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 85-90 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Can civil disobedience change the law on assisting suicide?’ (2003) 4(8) Medicine Today 69-71 • SKENE, L, NISSELLE, P, ‘End of life decisions: killing and letting die’ (2003) 4(2) Medicine Today 67-68 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Could parental refusal of newborn screening be over-ridden by a court?’ (2003) 4(1) Medicine Today 60-1 • SKENE, L, ‘Doctors' duty to inform: debateS pre- and post Rogers v Whitaker: swings, roundabouts and pendulums’ (2003) 11(3) Health Law Bulletin 33-35 • SKENE, L, ‘Doctors' duty to inform: debates pre- and post Rogers v Whitaker: Swings, roundabouts and pendulums’, Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Medico Legal Newsletter (reprinted from Health Law Bulletin), March 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘A legal perspective on stem cell research and cloning’. (2003) 3(1) Chiron 4-5. • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Is a patient's consent needed to test for an infectious disease?’ (2002) 3(8) Medicine Today 64-67 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘More on the "medical indemnity crisis"; A lawyer answers some questions from GPs’ (2002) 3 (7) Medicine Today 71-74 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘The medical indemnity crisis: A lawyer's perspective’ (2002) 3(6) Medicine Today 77-80 • SKENE, L.; NISSELLE, P, ‘Selling human organs and tissue’ (2002) 3 (5) Medicine Today 71-74 8
  9. 9. • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Sterilisation of minors: potential liability of doctors’ (2002) 3 (3) Medicine Today 61-63 • SKENE, L.; NISSELLE, P, ‘Developments in abortion law’ (2002) 3(2) Medicine Today 59 -61 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Use of extracted teeth in research’ (2002) 3(1) Medicine Today 55-57 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Should we limit the conditions for which genetic tests are permitted?’ (2001) 2 (9) Medicine Today 95-96. • SKENE, L, PARKER, M., NISSELLE, P, ‘More on doctors' duties in prescribing on the internet’, (2001) 2 (9) Medicine Today 97-99 • SKENE, L, ‘The Genetics Debate: Why doctors must be heard’, University of Melbourne Medical Society Lecture. (2002) 4(5) Chiron 44-47 • SKENE. L. MASTERS, B, ‘What legal rights do you have over your body after your death?’ (2002) Issue 81 Reform 38-41 • SKENE, L, GOGARTY. B, ‘Legislating to ban cloning: some problems with words’ (2002) 4(4) O & G (Magazine of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) 273-4 • SKENE, L, ‘The Genetics Debate: Why doctors must be heard’, 2001 University of Melbourne Medical Society Lecture. (2002) 4(5) Chiron 44-47 • SKENE. L.; NISSELLE, P, ‘High Court warns of the ‘retroscope’ in informed consent cases’ (2001) 2 (8) Medicine Today 79-82 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Is the dying period of critically ill newborns unduly prolonged by the law? Should they be given palliative care for parents' and carers' benefit as well as their own?’ (2001) 2(12) Medicine Today 59-61 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Informed consent: where do doctors and lawyers get their information?’ (2001) 2(11) Medicine Today 71-75 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Increasing the organ transplant rate: Some recent UK initiatives’ (2001) 2(8) Medicine Today 103-106. • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Who owns human tissue?’ Medical Progress (Hong Kong), July 2001, 5-7 • SKENE, L; PARKER, M; NISSELLE, P, ‘Doctor’s duties in prescribing on the Internet’ (2001) 2(7) Medicine Today 109-112 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Testing a fetus for Huntington Disease: is the mother’s consent enough?’ (2001) 2(6) Medicine Today 105-107 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Patient confidentiality and disciplinary or QA inquiries’ (2001) 2(5) Medicine Today 103 – 105 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Genetic research: some ethical issues’ (2001) 2(4) Medicine Today 103-104 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Religion, the law and medicine’ (2001) 2(3) Medicine Today 115-118 • SKENE, L; WILLIAMS, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Elective cosmetic procedures: are patients deterrred by the risks?’ (2001) 2(2) Medicine Today 103-106 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Who owns human tissue: Part 2’ (2001) 2(1) Medicine Today 61-62 SKENE, L, ‘ “Sale” of DNA of people of Tonga’ (2000) 1(5) Genetics Law Monitor (UK), March-April 2001, 3-6 • SKENE, L, ‘Withdrawing cases from juries after Naxakis v Western General Hospital’ (2000) 74(10) Law Institute Journal 78-81 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Access to assisted reproductive technology: for single, gay, de facto or married women’ (2000) 1(12) Medicine Today 67-69 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Who owns human tissue: patients, hospitals, researchers or others?’ (2000) 1(11) Medicine Today 89-92 9
  10. 10. • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Genetic testing and insurance: where to now?’ (2000) 1(10) Medicine Today 107-110 • SKENE, L; NISSELLE, P, ‘Late termination of pregnancy: when is it lawful?’ (2000) 1(9) Medicine Today 67-69 • SKENE, L, ‘Hereditary Dementias: Should testing be encouraged? Should testing of children be allowed?’ (2000) 4(3) Chiron 9-10 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetically Manipulated crops in Australia: Some consumer concerns’ (2000) 1(1) Genetics Law Monitor (UK) 9-11 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic discrimination in Australia’ (2000) 1(2) Genetics Law Monitor (UK) 4-5. • SKENE, L, ‘The New Genetics: Do we need new laws’ (1997) Chiron 10-11 • SKENE, L, ‘Medical ethics in China - An older tradition?’ (Winter,1996) Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter 5-6 (published at the request of the School of Law, University of Maryland at Baltimore, US) • SKENE, L, ‘Medical ethics in China - An older tradition?’ (1996) 9(3) Health Law News 2-5 (published at the request of the University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute, US) • SKENE, L; CHALMERS, D.R.C.; OTLOWSKI, M.F.A.; NICOL, D., ‘Current research: Project on the legal and ethical aspects of genetic research in Australia’ (1995) 3 Journal of Law and Medicine 30-35 • SKENE, L; CHALMERS, DRC; OTLOWSKI, MFA.; NICOL, D, ‘Implicaciones legales y eticas de la investigacion genetica humana: perspectivas australianas’ (1995) 3 Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano (Law and Human Genome Review) 221-231 • SKENE, L, ‘A better death’ (1995) 3 Chiron 14-16 • SKENE, L, ‘Are embryo biopsies lawful?’ (1995) 69 Law Institute Journal 254-256 • SKENE, L, ‘Embryo biopsy: A dilemma for the Victorian IVF legislation’ (1994) 3(2) Australian Health Law Bulletin 13-14 • SKENE, L, ‘A better death: the current law and options for change’ (1994) 3(2) Chiron 13-14 • SKENE, L, ‘Autopsies: the current law and options for change’ (1993) 3(2) Chiron 12-15 • SKENE, L, ‘Informing without alarming patients’ (1993) 5(1) Defence Update (Newsletter of the Medical Defence Association of Victoria) 1-4 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal liability for ethics committees' decisions’ (1992) 12(1) Bioethics News, Ethics Committee Supplement 9-17 • SKENE, L, ‘Law Reform Commission Welcomes New Parliamentary Report’ (1992) 2 Australasian Biotechnology 156-7 • SKENE, L, ‘The quality of life and disabled infants’ (1992) 66 Law Institute Journal 998 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic manipulation and animal research: the Parliamentary Committee's report’ (1992) 5(2) ANZCCART News (Newsletter of the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching) 1-2 • SKENE, L, ‘Liability of institutions for IECs' [institutional ethics committees'] decisions’ (1992) 3(1) Chiron 9-11 • SKENE, L, ‘Using the civil law to protect individual rights’ (1992) 4(1) Legaldate (Newsletter for VCE Legal Studies Students) • SKENE, L, ‘Lessons in the Baby M case’, feature article, The Age, 8 Nov 1991 • SKENE, L, ‘Court procedures; and Hierarchy of Australian courts’ (1991) 11 Australian Forensic Psychiatry Bulletin 6-14 • SKENE, L, ‘Anencephalic infants’, AD 2000, Aug 1991 • SKENE, L, ‘The law reform process’ (1990) 2 (4) Legaldate (Newsletter for VCE Legal Studies Students) 3-4 • SKENE, L, ‘Dealing with the new medical and scientific technologies’ (1990) 1(4) Australian Studies Resources Bulletin 10-11 • SKENE, L, ‘Embryo creation and genetic disorders: are they legal?’ (1989) 1 Australian Medicine 277 10
  11. 11. • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic disorders and embryo testing’ (1989) 14 Legal Service Bulletin 106-108 • SKENE, L, ‘The Fullagar judgment’ (1989) 14 Legal Service Bulletin 42-43 • SKENE, L, ‘Law and technology’ (1989) 1(3) Legaldate, Newsletter for VCE Legal Studies Students 1-4 • SKENE, L, ‘Myriad controls on animal research often overlap’, feature article, The Age, 16 November 1988 • SKENE, L, ‘The release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment’ (1988) 62 Law Institute Journal 278-281 • SKENE, L, ‘Plain English - A challenge to the Bar’ (1988) 64 Bar News 27-31 • SKENE, L, ‘Cannabis policy in Victoria’ (1987) 61 Law Institute Journal 696-700 • SKENE, L, ‘Intoxication and criminal responsibility’ (1986) 44 Medical Practice 22-24 • SKENE, L, ‘Consultation: asking law reform questions and listening to the answers’ (1985) 59 Law Institute Journal 453-455 • SKENE, L, ‘Should intoxication be a defence to crime?’ (1984) 9 Legal Service Bulletin 95-97 • SKENE, L, ‘Drunkenness and Acquittals’ (1983) 57 Law Institute Journal 318-9 • SKENE, L, ‘Intoxication and criminal responsibility’ [1983] Police News 4-5 • SKENE, L, ‘Child abuse: our role in changing the law’ (1982) 4 Family Care, Newsletter of Melbourne Family Care Organisation Publications: papers published in conference proceedings, reports • SKENE, L, ‘Theft of DNA: Should it be a New Criminal Offence?’ In Centre for Law and Genetics, Symposium Papers, Breaking the Code, Hobart, 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of and access to genetic material’ in Centre for Law and Genetics, Occasional Paper No 3, Regulating Human Genetics: A Symposium, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Nov 2000. http://lawgenecentre.org/archive/symposium2000.pdf • SKENE, L, ‘Limits of the Law: A Legal Perspective: Why and when we need laws and the type of laws we should have’. Paper presented at ABA/AIHLE Conference, Sydney, 7 July 2000 in ABA/AIHLE Conference Proceedings, 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Consumer concerns, what are they and are they being addressed?’ in Proceedings of the Tenth Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Sydney 2-5 August 1998 (eds Blair R.J. et al; pub, The Australian Wine Industry Research Institute, Adelaide) pp 153-155 (1999) • SKENE, L; PARKER, M; ANDERSON, W, ‘Bioethics Teaching and Learning. Problem based learning: A practical demonstration’ in Proceedings of the 6th National Conference of the Australian Bioethics Association, Hobart, 2-4 October 1998 (ed Christopher Newell) pp 129-133 • SKENE, L, ‘Refusal of treatment and limits of patient autonomy’, in Autonomy, Community and Justice, Conference Proceedings, Australian Bioethics Association, Melbourne, pp.196-212 (1995) • SKENE, L, ‘Nursing and the law’, in Impossible demands: Ethical and legal quandaries for nurses, Conference Proceedings, Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics, Melbourne, pp.75-81 (1995) • SKENE, L, ‘The Law Reform Commission’, in VCE Legal Studies Symposium, Lord Atkin Society and Caulfield Grammar School Foundation, Melbourne, pp. 51-57 (1992) • SKENE, L, ‘Anencephalic and cortically dead infants as potential organ donors: the legal issues’ in Anencephalics and cortically dead infants as organ donors, Conference Proceedings, Victorian Law Reform Commission et al, Melbourne, pp. 52-59 (1991) • SKENE, L; SZWARC J, ‘Access to reproductive technology programs - discrimination aspects’ in Access to reproductive technology, Report of the National Bioethics Consultative Committee, Canberra, Appendix to report (1991) • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in patenting life forms’, in Ecopolitics V, Conference Proceedings, University of New South Wales, Sydney (1991) 11
  12. 12. • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in patenting life forms’ in Ethics and intellectual property Should we create and commercialise new life forms?, Conference Proceedings, Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics, Intellectual and Industrial Property Society (1990) • SKENE, L, ‘Legal opinion on the use of "post-syngamy" embryos for research purposes’ in Report on Review of "Post Syngamy" Embryo Experimentation, Standing Review and Advisory Committee on Infertility, Part I, Appendix 10 (4 pages) (1990) • SKENE, L, ‘Legislation as a public educator’ in Proceedings of the Autumn School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne (1985) • SKENE, L, ‘The Legal Problems of In Vitro Fertilisation’ in Papers of Law Day, Law Institute of Victoria, Melbourne (1985) • SKENE, L, ‘Legislation as a Public Educator’ in Proceedings of the Autumn School of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne (1985) • SKENE, L, ‘The Legal Problems of In Vitro Fertilisation’ in Papers of Law Day, Law Institute of Victoria (1985) Publications: Letters to the editor • SKENE, L, ‘Privacy legislation and research’ (4 Nov 2002) 177 (9) Med J Aust 524 • SKENE, L, ‘Is a patient's consent needed to test for an infectious disease? Response to Dr Livingston’ Medicine Today • BIEGLER, P; STEWART, C; SAVULESCU, J; SKENE, L, ‘Determining the validity of advance directives’ (2000) 173 Med J Aust 335-6. • BRUINSMA, F.; VENN, A; SKENE, L.., ‘We need a better system for multi-centre research’ (1999) 171(1) Medical Journal of Australia 52 • SKENE, L, ‘Menstruation, tampons and hospital admission forms’ (1996) 165 Medical Journal of Australia 407-8 • SKENE, L, ‘Treating critically ill newborns’ (1992) 11 Bioethics News 43 • SKENE, L, ‘Preserve Fairfield Hospital research’ (1992) 156 Medical Journal of Australia 67 • SKENE, L, ‘Let ethics committees authorise new drugs for treatment’ (1991) 155 Medical Journal of Australia 204 • SKENE, L, ‘Doctor-patient communication’ (1990) 64 Australian Law Journal 748 • SKENE, L, ‘Ethics and drug trials’ (1989) 150 Medical Journal of Australia 55 • SKENE, L, ‘Victorian genetic engineering law’ (1989) 20 Search 105. Publications: Book Reviews • SKENE, L, ‘’Review of Genetic Privacy. A challenge to medico-legal norms (Laurie, G)’ (2003) 10 Journal of Law and Medicine 531-533. • SKENE, L, ‘Donor insemination and international social science perspectives (Daniels, K. and Haimes E., eds)’ (2002) 10 Journal of Law and Medicine 248-251 • SKENE, L, ‘Donor insemination and international social science perspectives (Daniels, K. and Haimes E., eds)’ (1999) 14 (1) Bioethics 77-80 • SKENE, L, ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Analysis and Recommendations for Public Policy (New York State Task Force on Life and the Law)’ (1999) Bioethics 453-456 • SKENE, L, ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Analysis and Recommendations for Public Policy (New York State Task Force on Life and the Law)’ (1999) 25 Journal of Medical Ethics (UK), 281-282 • SKENE, L, ‘Reproductive Technology and Rights (Humber, J; Almeder, M)’ (1996) Journal of Medical Ethics (UK) 6--62 • SKENE, L, ‘Ethics and the Elderly (Wicclair, M.)’ (1996) 15(3) Australian Journal on Ageing 141-142 • SKENE, L, ‘Tort Liability for Psychiatric Damage (Mullany, N.J. & Handford, P.R.)’ (1994) 2 (1) Torts Law Journal 96-99 12
  13. 13. • SKENE, L, ‘Health Law, Commentary and Materials (MacFarlane, P)’ (1994) 2 (1) Journal of Law and Medicine 77-79 • SKENE, L, ‘The Great Ape Project, Equality beyond humanity (Cavalieri, P &Singer, P (eds))’ (1994) 7(2) ANZCCART News (Newsletter of the Australian Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching) 7-8 • SKENE, L, ‘Taming Death by Law (Lanham, D)’ (1993) 19 Melbourne University Law Review 478-80 • SKENE, L, ‘Shaping Genes: Ethics, Law and Science using Genetic Technology in Medicine and Agriculture (Macer, D)’ (1991) 5(4) Bioethics 342-346 • SKENE, L, ‘Informed Consent, Legal Theory and Clinical Practice (Appelbaum, P et Al)’ (1989) 3(4) • Bioethics 353-355 • SKENE, L, ‘The Motor Vehicle, Society and the Law (Terry, A)’ (1987) 12 Legal Service Bulletin, 131 Publications: Reports and Discussion Papers • SKENE, L, Mission Report, Health Legislation, World Health Organisation (1996) • SKENE, L, Privacy, Law Reform Commission of Victoria: Discussion Paper No 29, Melbourne: 28 pp (992) (I was sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Commercial Clerks Award: Plain English Version, Law Reform Commission of Victoria, Melbourne; 65 pp (1991) (I was sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Law Reform Commission of Victoria, Discussion Paper No 18, Melbourne: 18 pp (1990) (I was joint researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Genetic Manipulation, Law Reform Commission of Victoria, Report No 26, Melbourne: 46 pp (1989) (I was sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Informed Decisions about Medical Procedures, Law Reform Commission of Victoria (Report No 24), Australian Law Reform Commission (Report No 50) and New South Wales Law Reform Commission (Report No 62), Melbourne: pp 54 (1989) (I was joint researcher and joint author) • SKENE, L, Genetic Manipulation, Law Reform Commission of Victoria, Discussion Paper No 11, Melbourne: 41 pp (1988) (I was the sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Informed Consent to Medical Treatment, Law Reform Commission of Victoria, Discussion Paper No 7: Melbourne: 45 pp (1987) (I was a joint researcher and joint author) • SKENE, L, Criminal Responsibility: Intention and Gross Intoxication, Law Reform Commission of Victoria, Report No 6, Melbourne: 31 pp (1986 ) (I was sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Alcoholic and Drug-dependent Offenders, Victorian Association of Alcohol and Drug Agencies, Working Party Report, Melbourne: 50 pp (1986) (As Chair of the Working Party, I wrote the report) • SKENE, L, Intoxication and Criminal Responsibility, Law Reform Commissioner, Victoria, Issues Paper, Melbourne (1983); Discussion Paper, Melbourne (1984) (I was principal researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Small Claims, Nova Scotia Law Reform Advisory Commission, Study Paper, Volumes I and II, Halifax, Nova Scotia, (1974) (I was sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, The Collection Act, Nova Scotia Law Reform Advisory Commission, Study Paper, Halifax, Nova Scotia, (1974) (I was sole researcher and author) • SKENE, L, Personal Property Security Transactions, Nova Scotia Law Reform Advisory Commission, Study Paper, Vols I and II, Halifax, Nova Scotia, (1973) (I was sole researcher and author) Conference papers (1) Papers presented since 1994 at international conferences/ 13
  14. 14. Invitations to speak at international conferences • SKENE, L; WALTERFANG, M, ‘Use of genetic information relating to mental illness”, 28th Congress International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Sydney, 2 Oct 2003 • SKENE, L, MASTERS, B, ‘The Acquisition of Property Interests in Unlawfully Excised Human Tissue’, 28th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Sydney 2 Oct 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Monitoring research in a competitive environment: potential conflicts of interest’, Symposium on Medicine and Industry, Sydney, 28 Sept 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Tissue donation, assisted reproductive technology and other medico legal issues’, International Symposium on Bioethics, Sapporo, Japan, 13/14 Sept 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Assisted reproduction and the law’, University of Tokyo, Law Department, 16 Sept 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic testing and privacy rights’, Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner, Conference, The Body as Data, Melbourne, 8 Sept 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Addiction: What if it's genetic?’ International Congress of Genetics, Public Participation Program; also on ABC Radio (All in the Mind, Natahsa Mitchell), Melbourne, 5 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘The "new genetics" and indemnity risk; unwanted birth and related developments’ Conference of the Physician Insurers Association of America, International Section, Sydney, 11 Oct 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of and access to human material’, Paper presented at Human Genome Organisation, Edinburgh, April 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘An Overview of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation in Australia: National Report’, International Society of Family Law, International Conference on Biomedicine, the Family and Human Rights, St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK, 27-30 August 1999 • SKENE, L, ‘Ethical issues in genetic testing’, HUGO (Human Genome Organisation), International Conference on the Human Genome Project, Brisbane, 29 March 1999 • SKENE, L, ‘Society, ethics and hereditary cancer’, 2nd Joint Meeting, Leeds Castle Polyposis Group et al, Lorne, Victoria, 5 March 1999 • SKENE, L, ‘An Overview of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation in Australia and New Zealand’, Texas International Law Journal Conference, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 6 Feb 1999 • SKENE, L, ‘DNA to dollars’, GeneCom ’98, Commercialisation of Genetic Research, Adelaide, 29 Nov 1998 • SKENE, L; SCHWARTZ, R, ‘The man who cut off his hand and refused reattachment: Passmore v Grenga’, St Vincent's Hospital Ethics Forum, Santa Fe., 9 Dec 1997 • SKENE, L, ‘Legislation covering assisted reproduction’, Fertility Society of Australia, Symposium, Law and Lovemaking, Albuquerque/ Adelaide, by multi-point video conference organised by Integrated Vision, 4 Dec 1997 • SKENE, L, ‘Is Biotechnology over-regulated?’, 4th Pacific Rim Biotechnology Conference, Melbourne, Feb, 1995 Conference papers (2) Papers presented since 1994 in other countries • SKENE, L, ‘Theft of DNA: do we need a new criminal offence?’, Research seminar, Law School, University of Glasgow, 6 March 2003 • SKENE, L. ‘Theft of DNA: do we need a new criminal offence?’ Research seminar, Ethics Unit, University of Oxford, 17 March 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Theft of DNA: do we need a new criminal offence?’ Research seminar, Genetics and Society Discussion Group, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff, 18 March 2003 • SKENE, L. ‘Theft of DNA: do we need a new criminal offence?’ Research seminar, Law School, University of Wales, Cardiff, 20 March 2003 14
  15. 15. • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic Privacy: Becker, Bing and Monica Lewinsky's dress’, Research seminar, University of Birmingham, Faculty of law, paper to staff and students, 3 March 2003 • SKENE, L; PARKER, M, ‘Ethics, Law and Religion: An Australian Experience’, Paper presented at LLM in Canon Law, Cardiff Law School, 7th Residential Weekend, Cardiff, 7 April 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Proprietary rights in human tissue’, Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Conference, Bristol, 5 April 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Proprietary rights in relation to stored human tissue’, Paper presented at Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff, 30 March 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Proprietary rights in relation to stored human tissue’, Paper presented at Ethox, Oxford, 19 March 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of and access to human material’, Staff Seminar, Cardiff Law School, 15 March 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of and access to human material’, Annual Joint Law Departments Conference, Gregynog, Wales, 10-11 Feb 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Financing and delivery of health services in Australia’, University of New Mexico Law School Symposium, US Health System and Managed Care, Albuquerque, 24 Oct 1997 • SKENE, L, ‘An Australian approach to genetic testing’, University of New Mexico Bioethics seminar, Albuquerque, 8 Sept 1997 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic testing’, staff seminar, Law School, University of New Mexico, 21 Aug 1997, Albuquerque • SKENE, L, ‘An Australian perspective on genetic testing: "She'll be apples" or forbidden fruit?’, Dorothy Turner Memorial Seminar, Albuquerque, 19 Aug 1997 • SKENE, L, ‘ANZCCART and Animals in Research and Teaching’, Invermay Agricultural Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand, August 1995 • SKENE, L, ‘Legalising euthanasia: The Australian experience’, Law School, University of Otago, New Zealand, August 1995 • SKENE, L, ‘Euthanasia: recent developments in Australia’, University of Otago Bioethics Research Centre, New Zealand, August 1995 • SKENE, L, ‘Current legal and ethical issues in Australia’, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Massey University, New Zealand, Aug 1995 Conference papers (3) Papers at Australian conferences and meetings in 2000-2003 only 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘ALRC-AHEC recommendations on human genetic research, privacy and life insurance’, Human Genetic Research Symposium, University of Melbourne, 2 Dec 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘The Acquisition of property interests in unlawfully acquired excised tissue: A risk for commercialisation of genetic research’, Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics, Annual Conference, Hobart, 21 Nov 2003 • SKENE, L, Panelist, Health Care Providers’ Sex and Gender Interest Group. ‘Adolescent Gender Identity: How do we provide adequate health care?’ Murdoch Institute, Melbourne, 11 Nov 2003 • SKENE, L, Panelist, Genetics Forum, VicHealth, 23 Oct 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Guardianship for people with brain injury: best interests’, Headway Victoria (a state-wide information and advocacy organisation for people with acquired brain injury and their families), Northcote, 20 August 3003 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic Knowledge: How much do we want?’, Genomic Disorders Research Centre, Science at the Top, Melbourne, 30 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Conflicts of interest’, Panelist, Dean of Medicine's Ethics Lectures, Melbourne, 25 July 2003 15
  16. 16. • SKENE, L, ‘Women's reproductive rights: The legal limits’, Lesbia Harford Oration, Melbourne, 23 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues of competence, consent and third party decision making’, Elder Law, Melbourne, 17 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Theft of DNA’, Centre of Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, 16 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Current medico-legal issues’, and ‘Issues in Privacy’, Kuringai Medical Association Conference, Fiji 11 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Law, ethics and risk in organ & tissue donation’, Australians Donate, Gold Coast, 27 June 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Tackling bowel cancer in the Ashkenazi Jewish community’, Community lecture, Cabrini Institute, Beth Weizmann Community Centre, Caulfield, 16 June 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Cloning, stem cells, ethics and law’, Community Lecture, Australian Medical Research Week, Sydney, 4 June 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Stem cell research and cloning’, Human Rights Group, Mallesons, Melbourne, 28 May 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Current medico-legal issues’, Australian Chinese Medical Association Conference 18-21 April 2003, Canberra • SKENE, L, ‘The Australian legal system and the new genetics - is it equipped to deal with the issues arising?’, Paper presented at Symposium, Ethical Issues in Genetic Research, Murdoch Institute, Melbourne, 7 April 2003 • SKENE, L, Macquarie University, Colloquium on the Body as Property, March 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Current medico-legal issues’, GP's Division, Bendigo, 31 March 2003 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Why people should not be able to own their body parts’, The Body as Property, Colloqium on current issues in bioethics, Macquarie University, Sydney, 6 Dec 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Theft of DNA: should it be a new criminal offence?’ Paper presented at Centre of Law and Genetics Conference, Melbourne, 28 November 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Control of genetic information: privacy versus family responsibilities and the implications for treating patients with mental illness’, University of Melbourne, Dept of Psychiatry Monday Colloquium, 18 Nov 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘The doctor's duty to inform: debates pre-and post Rogers v Whitaker’, Conference of the Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics, Canberra, 26 Oct 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘On the relationship of church, law and state’, Macquarie Bank Lecture, Sydney, 15 Oct 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘The new genetics and indemnity risk’, Conference of the International Section of the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) Conference, Sydney, 11 Oct 2002 • SKENE, L, (Panel participant) Hypothetical on Genetics: ‘Going for Gold’, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 8 Oct 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Sale of organs and tissue’, Monash Medical Centre, Nephrology Department, 16 Aug 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Stem cell research, Spirituality in the pub’, Alphington, 14 Aug 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Medico-legal issues’, Sanofi-Synthelabo meeting for doctors, Sydney, 10 Aug, 17 Aug 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Property in human tissue’, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 7 Aug 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership and access to human tissue’ Law, Ethics, Science in an Age of Biotechnology, University of Western Australia, Perth, 2 Aug 2002 • SKENE, L,; GOGARTY, B, ‘A legal perspective on stem cell research and cloning’ Dean of Medicine's Lecture Series, University of Melbourne, 26 July 2002 16
  17. 17. • SKENE, L, ‘Patenting of human biological material’, Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Annual Conference, Adelaide, 10 July 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of genetic material: Becker, Bing and Monica Lewsinsky's dress’, Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics, Annual Conference, Newcastle, 28 June 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Should embryos be created for stem cell research?’ ASMR Medical Research Week, 5 June 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘The new privacy laws’, North West Melbourne Division of General Practice, 22 May 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of human tissue’, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, 13 Feb 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Do you own your body?’ Christ Church Hawthorn, 18 May 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Current medico-legal issues; the medical indemnity crisis’, ACT Division of General Practice, Canberra, 8 May 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of Human Tissue’, Centre for the Study of Health and Society, University of Melbourne, 2 May 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘The generic skills program at the University of Melbourne’, Trinity College, 18 April 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Law and religion: Should the church stay out of private litigation?’, Centre for the Study of Health and Society, University of Melbourne, 19 March 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal and ethical issues in genetic testing’, Seminar, Deacons Solicitors, Melbourne, 14 March 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Australian perspective: Commercialisation of gene technology’, Dept of Health and Aged Care, Canberra, 11 March 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Privacy of medical information’, Murdoch Institute, 22 Feb 2002 • SKENE, L, ‘Use of the External Affairs power in treaty implementation; implication for ethicists’, Australasian Bioethics Association, Adelaide, 14-16 Feb 2002 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘DNA Data Banks: Iceland and Tonga’, Conference on Genetics and Privacy, Melbourne, 10 Dec 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘The genetics debate: Why doctors must be heard’. University of Melbourne Medical Society, 15 Nov 2001, Melbourne • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of tissue’, Committee of Convocation, University of Melbourne, 19 Sept 2001 • SKENE, L,’DNA data banks: Tonga and Iceland’, Dean of Medicine's Ethics Lectures’, 27 July 2001, Melbourne • SKENE, L, ‘Medical Ethics Symposium’, Asia Pacific Medical Students' Conference, University of Melbourne, 12 July 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘The importance of culture in the discourse of medicine, science and technology’, Opening address, Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics Annual Conference, June 2001, Melbourne 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Late terminations of pregnancy. Royal Women's Hospital Ethics Committee’, 18 Dec 2000. • SKENE, L, Panellist, Medico-legal hypothetical, MBBS graduation dinner, Grand Hyatt, 3 Dec 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Abortion and the law’, VCTA Comview Conference, LaTrobe University, 29 Nov 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Access to and ownership of stored tissue. Regulating Human Genetics’, University of Tasmania, 27 Nov 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Informed consent for cosmetic procedures’, Panel participant, Training session for Dermatology Registrars, 18 Nov 2000 17
  18. 18. • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic discrimination: Do we need new laws?’ at Human Rights, Human Wrongs, ANU, Nov 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Huntington’s disease; the right not to know one’s genetic status’, Murdoch Institute, 3 Nov 2000 • SKENE, L ‘The right to reproduce’, Paper presented in Series, The Fragility of Rights, 26 October 2000, Armadale Uniting Church, Melbourne • SKENE, L, ‘Access to DI and IVF’, Armadale Uniting Church, 26 Oct 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in genetic testing’, Graduate House, University of Melbourne, 4 Oct 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in genetic testing’, Newcastle Institute of Public Health, Newcastle, 26 Sept 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Late terminations of pregnancy’, St Michael’s Day Oration, 24 Sept 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Informed consent for plastic surgery’ Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 23 Sept 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Hypothetical: Illicit drug use in the clinical arena’ Royal Melbourne Hospital Ethics Committee, Annual Ethics Forum, 7 Sept 2000 (video taped for later training) • SKENE, L, ‘Hypothetical: Journey into illness’, 5th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, 5 Sept 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Breast cancer hypothetical, Training session for GPs’, Murdoch Institute, 30 Aug 2000 (video taped for later training) • SKENE, L, ‘End of life decision making’, Discovery Day, University of Melbourne, 20 Aug 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Access to ARTS by singles and gays, Debate, Murdoch Institute, 14 Aug 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Regulation of] genetic testing’, Unitarian Church, East Melbourne, 6 August 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Consent to medical procedures for children’, Annual Conference, Victorian Association of Paediatric Nurses, 29 July 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal liability in emergency situations – the legal implications’, 2000 Merck Sharp & Dohme University Program for General Practitioners, Thinking on your feet – tough decisions in general practice, University of Melbourne, 22 July 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Who owns your body?’ Panellist, Dean of Medicine’s Ethics Lectures, 21 July 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Late terminations of pregnancy’, AIHLE Annual Conference Sydney, 8 July 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Limits of the law’, AIHLE Annual Conference Sydney, 8 July 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Legal issues in genetic testing’, Humanist Society of Victoria”, 25 May 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Use of stored tissue without consent’, Murdoch Institute, 24 May 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Euthanasia: Recent legal issues’, Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Victoria, Nurses Group, 22 May 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Biological patents’, Science Week, Museum of Victoria, 10 May 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Autonomy issues in tests for Huntington’s Disease’, Murdoch Institute, 5 May 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘How much is a scintilla? Withdrawing cases from juries after Naxakis v Western General Hospital’, Law Institute of Victoria, Medico-Legal Conference, 5 April 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Euthanasia: Recent legal issues’, Annual General Meeting, Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Victoria, 27 Feb 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Women in Management and Leadership’, Meeting of Deans and Heads, Lorne, 14-16 Feb 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Graduation address’, Oral Health 2000, University of Melbourne, 18 Feb 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Genetic testing, legal issues’, Murdoch Institute, 13 Feb 2000 • SKENE, L, ‘Induction Address for Year 12 School Officials’, Ruyton Girls School, St Paul’s Cathedral, 9 Feb 2000 Poster presentations 18
  19. 19. • SKENE, L. ‘Who owns your body’, Poster presented at the International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne, 7 July 2003 • SKENE, L, ‘Ownership of and access to human material’, Poster presented at the Human Genome Organisation Conference, Edinburgh, April 2001 • SKENE, L, ‘Proprietary rights in and access to stored human tissue’, Australian Institute of Health, Poster presented at the Law and Ethics Annual Conference, June 2001, Melbourne 19

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