Dr Jennifer O'Neill

  • Honorary Lecturer (Undergraduate Medical School)

Biography

Dr Jennifer O'Neill focuses on research that examines the interplay between individual and collective rights in health policy. 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. Articles by Dr O'Neill have been published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Ethics & Behavior and the Journal of Technology Assessment in Healthcare. She has also acted as peer reviewer for the Journal of Medical Ethics, Ethics & Behavior and Clinical Anatomy. Prior to taking up her current position within the School of Life Sciences, Dr O'Neill spent a short time working in industry, specialising in pharmaceutical regulation and as a legal researcher for the University of Strathclyde. Dr O'Neill has also lectured internationally in the areas of bioethics, healthcare law and clinical anatomy. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Dr O'Neill is also 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. In her current role, Dr O'Neill specialises in curriculum design, science and medical education and has a particular interest in online teaching.

 

Research interests

Dr O'Neill has research interests that lie broadly in the fields of health policy and clinical decision making. Her research seeks to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy with a focus on greater patient involvement in decision-making.

 

 

 

Publications

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Number of items: 24.

2023

O'Neill, J. , Docherty Stewart, B., Ng, A., Roy, Y., Yousif, L. and McIntyre, K. R. (2023) Medical student attitudes to patient involvement in healthcare decision-making and research. Journal of Medical Ethics, (doi: 10.1136/jme-2023-109451) (PMID:37989572) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2023) The UK Supreme Court just made meaningful patient involvement in medical decision-making more difficult. BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 16 Jul.

O'Neill, J. and McIntyre, K. (2023) The MDT Re-imagined: Should There Be Greater Patient Involvement in Complex Treatment Decision-making? UK Clinical Ethics Network (UKCEN) 21st Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, 23 June 2023.

O'Neill, J. , McIntyre, K. , Docherty Stewart, B., Anna, X. N., Yamini, R. and Liena, Y. (2023) Patient Involvement in Healthcare - What Do Our Medical Students Think? NES Annual Virtual Conference 2023, 27-28 Apr 2023. (Accepted for Publication)

McIntyre, K. and O'Neill, J. (2023) Supporting Digital Skills and Student Transition Into Higher Education. The Physiological Society: Innovation and Updates in Teaching and Student Education across Physiology and STEM in the UK, Leeds, UK, 12-13 Apr 2023.

O'Neill, J. (2023) Ethics Roundtable [invited chair]. Cyprus Annual Medical Student Meeting, Nicosia, Cyprus [Online], 29-30 Mar 2023.

O'Neill, J. (2023) A lesson from MMR: is choice of vaccine the missing link in promoting vaccine confidence through informed consent? Ethics and Behavior, 33(4), pp. 272-285. (doi: 10.1080/10508422.2022.2059757)

2022

McIntyre, K. and O'Neill, J. (2022) The process of adapting an online induction course to support distinct student cohorts. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 24, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi24.829)

O'Neill, J. (2022) Materiality of conflict of interest in informed consent to medical treatment in the United Kingdom. Ethics and Behavior, 32(5), pp. 375-400. (doi: 10.1080/10508422.2021.1963251)

O'Neill, J. (2022) Towards conjoint solidarity in healthcare. Bioethics, 36(5), pp. 535-546. (doi: 10.1111/bioe.12940) (PMID:34460972)

O'Neill, J. (2022) Case for persuasion in parental informed consent to promote rational vaccine choices. Journal of Medical Ethics, 48(2), pp. 106-111. (doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106068) (PMID:32366701)

2021

O'Neill, J. (2021) A life-sustaining treatment decision from Hayden J in the Court of Appeal. Open Justice Court of Protection, 18 Nov.

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) 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 Tue Apr 16 14:00:57 2024 BST.
Number of items: 24.

Articles

O'Neill, J. , Docherty Stewart, B., Ng, A., Roy, Y., Yousif, L. and McIntyre, K. R. (2023) Medical student attitudes to patient involvement in healthcare decision-making and research. Journal of Medical Ethics, (doi: 10.1136/jme-2023-109451) (PMID:37989572) (Early Online Publication)

O'Neill, J. (2023) The UK Supreme Court just made meaningful patient involvement in medical decision-making more difficult. BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, 16 Jul.

O'Neill, J. (2023) A lesson from MMR: is choice of vaccine the missing link in promoting vaccine confidence through informed consent? Ethics and Behavior, 33(4), pp. 272-285. (doi: 10.1080/10508422.2022.2059757)

McIntyre, K. and O'Neill, J. (2022) The process of adapting an online induction course to support distinct student cohorts. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 24, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi24.829)

O'Neill, J. (2022) Materiality of conflict of interest in informed consent to medical treatment in the United Kingdom. Ethics and Behavior, 32(5), pp. 375-400. (doi: 10.1080/10508422.2021.1963251)

O'Neill, J. (2022) Towards conjoint solidarity in healthcare. Bioethics, 36(5), pp. 535-546. (doi: 10.1111/bioe.12940) (PMID:34460972)

O'Neill, J. (2022) Case for persuasion in parental informed consent to promote rational vaccine choices. Journal of Medical Ethics, 48(2), pp. 106-111. (doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106068) (PMID:32366701)

O'Neill, J. (2021) A life-sustaining treatment decision from Hayden J in the Court of Appeal. Open Justice Court of Protection, 18 Nov.

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) 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. and McIntyre, K. (2023) The MDT Re-imagined: Should There Be Greater Patient Involvement in Complex Treatment Decision-making? UK Clinical Ethics Network (UKCEN) 21st Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, 23 June 2023.

O'Neill, J. , McIntyre, K. , Docherty Stewart, B., Anna, X. N., Yamini, R. and Liena, Y. (2023) Patient Involvement in Healthcare - What Do Our Medical Students Think? NES Annual Virtual Conference 2023, 27-28 Apr 2023. (Accepted for Publication)

McIntyre, K. and O'Neill, J. (2023) Supporting Digital Skills and Student Transition Into Higher Education. The Physiological Society: Innovation and Updates in Teaching and Student Education across Physiology and STEM in the UK, Leeds, UK, 12-13 Apr 2023.

O'Neill, J. (2023) Ethics Roundtable [invited chair]. Cyprus Annual Medical Student Meeting, Nicosia, Cyprus [Online], 29-30 Mar 2023.

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 Tue Apr 16 14:00:57 2024 BST.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2023: First Prize - Poster: The MDT Re-Imagined: Should There be Greater Patient Involvement in Complex Treatment Decision-Making? (UK Clinical Ethics Network Conference)
  • 2021: Honourable Mention Finalists (Level 1 Teaching Team) (Teaching Innovation Awards)
  • 2016: Commendation (Law) (University of Central Lancashire Senate)
  • : John Hunter Medal for Distinction in Anatomy (University of Glasgow Senate)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2023: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy,
  • 2021: Member, Scottish Medico-Legal Society
  • 2021: Member, Health and Medical Law Subcommittee, Law Society of Scotland
  • 2020: Fellow, Higher Education Academy,
  • 2020: Associate Fellow, Recognising Excellence in Teaching, University of Glasgow
  • 2020: Member, International Association of Bioethics

Selected international presentations

  • 2023: UK Clinical Ethics Network (Bristol, UK)
  • 2023: NES Annual Conference (Scotland, UK)
  • 2023: Chair of Ethics Roundtable, Cyprus Annual Medical Student Meeting (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • 2020: World Congress of Bioethics (Philadelphia, USA)
  • 2013: European Joint Congress of Clinical Anatomists (Lisbon, Portugal)

Supplementary

  • Invited Expert Speaker on Daybreak Europe, Bloomberg Radio to discuss persuasion and informed consent in relation to the new COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer 13 November 2020