Ms Jennifer O'Neill

  • Lecturer in Anatomy (Life Sciences Human Life Sciences)

telephone: 0141 330 8480
email: Jennifer.ONeill@glasgow.ac.uk

University Avenue, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5978-0529

Biography

Jennifer is an academic lawyer - specialising in medical law and ethics - and an anatomist.

Prior to taking up her current position within the School of Life Sciences, Jennifer spent a short time working in industry, specialising in pharmaceutical regulation role and as a legal researcher for the University of Strathclyde. 

Jennifer has also completed the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFL) accredited examinations in intermediate-level Modern Greek and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

A member of the Law Society of Scotland's Health and Medical Law Subcommittee, the Scottish Medico-Legal Society and the International Association of Bioethics, Jennifer has also lectured internationally in the areas of anatomy, bioethics and healthcare law. 

She presented research on healthcare solidarity to the Philadelphia meeting of the World Congress of Bioethics in 2020 and was invited as an expert speaker on Bloomberg Radio's Daybreak Europe show in November 2020 to discuss ethical and legal considerations of the UK's COVID-19 vaccination strategy. 

Jennifer specialises in curriculum design, science and medical education and has a particular interest in online teaching.

She has published as the lead author of the collaborative research on the lingual artery in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as a sole author in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Ethics and Behavior and the Journal of Technology Assessment in Healthcare, as well as serving as a peer reviewer for both the Journal of Medical Ethics and Clinical Anatomy.

Research interests

Combining her expertise in science, medicine, ethics and law, Jennifer's research focuses upon regulatory issues in medical science and practice and legal interpretations of informed consent as applied to a diverse range healthcare issues. She has recently published research pertaining to informed consent in relation to childhood vaccination mandates and the pelvic mesh scandal.  

 

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2021

O'Neill, J. (2021) Materiality of conflict of interest in informed consent to medical treatment in the United Kingdom. Ethics and Behavior, (doi: 10.1080/10508422.2021.1963251) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2021) Towards conjoint solidarity in healthcare. Bioethics, (doi: 10.1111/bioe.12940) (PMID:34460972) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2021) When an academic theory becomes reality: the applicability of section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 versus section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Open Justice Court of Protection, 3 Aug.

O'Neill, J. (2021) A best interest decision about life-sustaining treatment for a person with profound neurological injury following COVID-19 infection. Open Justice Court of Protection, 20 Jul.

Ward, A. J. and O'Neill, J. (2021) The body or the part? Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 66(7), p. 16.

O'Neill, J. (2021) Altered vaccination schedules and informed consent. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 26 Jan.

O'Neill, J. (2021) Lessons from the vaginal mesh scandal: enhancing the patient-centric approach to informed consent for medical device implantation. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 37(1), e53. (doi: 10.1017/S0266462321000258) (PMID:33843515)

2020

O'Neill, J. (2020) The COVID-19 vaccine, informed consent and the recruitment of volunteers. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 23 Nov.

O'Neill, J. (2020) Persuasion, not coercion, is the way with the vaccine. [Audio]

O'Neill, J. (2020) Why Medical Solidarity is a Barrier to Patient Medical Autonomy: the Importance of a Joint-Solidarity Model in Underpinning Shared Decision-Making. 15th World Congress of Bioethics, 19-21 Jun 2020.

O'Neill, J. (2020) Case for persuasion in parental informed consent to promote rational vaccine choices. Journal of Medical Ethics, (doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106068) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2020) A lesson from COVID-19: persuasion can be a more powerful tool than mandates in improving vaccine uptake. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 28 Apr.

2016

O'Neill, J. , Shaw-Dunn, J., Robertson, S. and Rea, P. (2016) Arterial anastomosis in the tongue. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 74(5), pp. 1084-1090. (doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.12.011) (PMID:26836294)

2014

O'Neill, J. , Shaw-Dunn, J. and Rea, P. (2014) Arterial Anastomosis in the Tongue. Summer Meeting of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists, Plymouth, UK, 3rd July 2014. (doi:10.1002/ca.22508)

2013

O'Neill, J., Shaw-Dunn, J. and Rea, P. (2013) Arterial Anastomosis in the Tongue. In: European Joint Congress of Clinical Anatomy 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, 26-29 Jun 2013,

This list was generated on Mon Oct 25 14:40:36 2021 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

O'Neill, J. (2021) Materiality of conflict of interest in informed consent to medical treatment in the United Kingdom. Ethics and Behavior, (doi: 10.1080/10508422.2021.1963251) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2021) Towards conjoint solidarity in healthcare. Bioethics, (doi: 10.1111/bioe.12940) (PMID:34460972) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2021) When an academic theory becomes reality: the applicability of section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 versus section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Open Justice Court of Protection, 3 Aug.

O'Neill, J. (2021) A best interest decision about life-sustaining treatment for a person with profound neurological injury following COVID-19 infection. Open Justice Court of Protection, 20 Jul.

Ward, A. J. and O'Neill, J. (2021) The body or the part? Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 66(7), p. 16.

O'Neill, J. (2021) Altered vaccination schedules and informed consent. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 26 Jan.

O'Neill, J. (2021) Lessons from the vaginal mesh scandal: enhancing the patient-centric approach to informed consent for medical device implantation. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 37(1), e53. (doi: 10.1017/S0266462321000258) (PMID:33843515)

O'Neill, J. (2020) The COVID-19 vaccine, informed consent and the recruitment of volunteers. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 23 Nov.

O'Neill, J. (2020) Case for persuasion in parental informed consent to promote rational vaccine choices. Journal of Medical Ethics, (doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106068) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2020) A lesson from COVID-19: persuasion can be a more powerful tool than mandates in improving vaccine uptake. Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 28 Apr.

O'Neill, J. , Shaw-Dunn, J., Robertson, S. and Rea, P. (2016) Arterial anastomosis in the tongue. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 74(5), pp. 1084-1090. (doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.12.011) (PMID:26836294)

Conference or Workshop Item

O'Neill, J. (2020) Why Medical Solidarity is a Barrier to Patient Medical Autonomy: the Importance of a Joint-Solidarity Model in Underpinning Shared Decision-Making. 15th World Congress of Bioethics, 19-21 Jun 2020.

O'Neill, J. , Shaw-Dunn, J. and Rea, P. (2014) Arterial Anastomosis in the Tongue. Summer Meeting of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists, Plymouth, UK, 3rd July 2014. (doi:10.1002/ca.22508)

Conference Proceedings

O'Neill, J., Shaw-Dunn, J. and Rea, P. (2013) Arterial Anastomosis in the Tongue. In: European Joint Congress of Clinical Anatomy 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, 26-29 Jun 2013,

Audio

O'Neill, J. (2020) Persuasion, not coercion, is the way with the vaccine. [Audio]

This list was generated on Mon Oct 25 14:40:36 2021 BST.

Teaching

Jennifer is coordinator for 2Y module Contemporary Issues in Biology and School of Life Science Digital Skills Awareness Course

She also contributes to teaching on the following courses:

  • Biology 1A/1B
  • MBChB 1 
  • BN1
  • Human Biological Sciences2C 
  • Anatomy 3A
  • Anatomy 3B
  • Physiology 3A
  • Neuroscience 3A
  • Core Skills for Modern Anatomists 4X BIOL4270

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2006: John Hunter Medal for Distinction in Anatomy (University of Glasgow Senate)
  • 2016: Commendation (Law) (University of Central Lancashire Senate)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2021: Member, Scottish Medico-Legal Society
  • 2021: Member of the Health and Medical Law Subcommittee, Law Society of Scotland
  • 2020: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,
  • 2020: Recognising Excellence in Teaching Associate Fellow, University of Glasgow
  • 2020: Member, International Association of Bioethics

Selected international presentations

  • 2013: European Joint Congress of Clinical Anatomists (Lisbon)
  • 2020: World Congress of Bioethics (Philadelphia)