Prof Lynn Gillam is an experienced clinical ethicist, originally trained in philosophy (MA, 1988, Oxon) and bioethics (PhD, Monash, 2000). She is a Professor in the Centre for Health Equity, in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, at the University of Melbourne.
Her academic field is Health Ethics. Lynn is also the Academic Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. The Children's Bioethics Centre provides the clinical ethics service for hospital.
At RCH, Lynn has been involved in over 200 ethics consultation since 2005. She also provides policy advice and leads research into a range of issues in paediatric clinical ethics - including end of life decision-making, management of differences of sex development, information-giving to children, fertility preservation for prepubertal children undergoing gonadotoxic treatment, use of high-cost investigational drugs and parental refusal of treatment. In 2018, Lynn was awarded the RCH Chairman’s Medal, in recognition of this work.
At the University of Melbourne, Lynn teaches medical ethics in the MD curriculum; ethics and qualitative research design in the MPH, and supervises PhD, Masters and Honours students. In 2019, Lynn was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medical education in the field of bioethics.
Lynn has a long-standing research interest in human research ethics, and is the Chair of the University’s Central Human Research Ethics Committee. Lynn is a member of a number of state and federal advisory bodies, including the Victorian Independent Medical Advisory Committee on Medicinal Cannabis and the NHMRC Clinical Ethics Working Group.
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A New Direction In End Of Life Care? Assessing The Impact And Outcomes Of The Victorian Vo..
Fertility Preservation For Children With Cancer: A Phase Iii Clinical Trial Of A Novel Dec..
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Forever young? The ethics of ongoing puberty suppression for non-binary adults.
Lauren Notini, Brian D Earp, Lynn Gillam, Rosalind J McDougall, Julian Savulescu, Michelle Telfer, Ken C Pang
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Medical Ethics
In this article, we analyse the novel case of Phoenix, a non-binary adult requesting ongoing puberty suppression (OPS) to permanen..
Ethical considerations for paediatrics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A discussion paper from the Australian Paediatric Clinical Ethics Collaboration
Melanie Jansen, Helen Irving, Lynn Gillam, Erin Sharwood, Anne Preisz, Shreerupa Basu, Clare Delaney, Rosalind McDougall, Carolyn Johnston, David Isaacs, Paula Lister
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Finding Out What Matters in Decision-Making Related to Genomics and Personalized Medicine in Pediatric Oncology: Developing Attributes to Include in a Discrete Choice Experiment
Maria C McCarthy, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Laura J McMillan, Elena Meshcheriakova, Alice Cao, Lynn Gillam
Journal article | 2020 | The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Long-term Puberty Suppression for a Nonbinary Teenager
Ken C Pang, Lauren Notini, Rosalind McDougall, Lynn Gillam, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson, Beth A Clark, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, Michelle M Telfer, John D Lantos
Journal article | 2020 | Pediatrics
Many transgender and gender-diverse people have a gender identity that does not conform to the binary categories of male or female..
Satisfaction, disappointment and regret surrounding fertility preservation decisions in the paediatric and adolescent cancer population
Sadunee Jayasuriya, Michelle Peate, Catherine Allingham, Nancy Li, Lynn Gillam, Margaret Zacharin, Peter Downie, Paddy Moore, Leanne Super, Lisa Orme, Franca Agresta, Catharyn Stern, Yasmin Jayasinghe
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
'Operating is the easy part': Surgeons' decision-making processes and responses to parental requests for elective paediatric appearance-altering facial surgery
Lauren Notini, Lynn Gillam, Merle Spriggs, Anthony Penington
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
The zone of parental discretion and the complexity of paediatrics: A response to Alderson.
Rosalind McDougall, Lynn Gillam, Merle Spriggs, Clare Delany
Journal article | 2018 | Clinical Ethics
Alderson critiques our recent book on the basis that it overlooks children's own views about their medical treatment. In this resp..
Regret Surrounding Fertility Preservation Decisions in the Paediatric Cancer Population
S Jayasuriya, M Kemertzis, M Peate, N Li, L Gillam, M Zacharin, P Downie, P Moore, L Super, L Orme, F Agresta, C Stern, Y Jayasinghe
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
A Clinical Decision Support System to Assist Pediatric Oncofertility: A Short Report
Meredith Hand, Matthew A Kemertzis, Michelle Peate, Lynn Gillam, Maria McCarthy, Lisa Orme, Yves Heloury, Michael Sullivan, Margaret Zacharin, Yasmin Jayasinghe
Journal article | 2018 | JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY
Fertility Preservation Toolkit: A Clinician Resource to Assist Clinical Discussion and Decision Making in Pediatric and Adolescent Oncology
Matthew A Kemertzis, Harene Ranjithakumaran, Meredith Hand, Michelle Peate, Lynn Gillam, Maria McCarthy, Leanne Super, Sarah McQuillan, Sarah Drew, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Lisa Orme
Journal article | 2018 | JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
Fertility Preservation in Children and Adolescents With Cancer: Pilot of a Decision Aid for Parents of Children and Adolescents With Cancer
Catherine Allingham, Lynn Gillam, Maria MCCARTHY, margaret Zacharin, S Jayasuriya, Y HELOURY, Lisa Orme, Michael Sullivan, Michelle Peate, Yasmin Jayasinghe
Journal article | 2018 | JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting
Background: Future infertility is a significant concern for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer. Children and adolescents..
Primary care physicians' views about gatekeeping in clinical research recruitment: A qualitative study.
Marilys Guillemin, Rosalind McDougall, Dominique Martin, Nina Hallowell, Alison Brookes, Lynn Gillam
Journal article | 2017 | AJOB Empirical Bioethics
BACKGROUND: Clinical research is increasingly being undertaken in primary care settings. This development offers both benefits and..
A Study Protocol for the Australasian Oncofertility Registry: Monitoring Referral Patterns and the Uptake, Quality, and Complications of Fertility Preservation Strategies in Australia and New Zealand
Antoinette C Anazodo, Catharyn J Stern, Robert I McLachlan, Brigitte Gerstl, Franca Agresta, Richard J Cohn, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Claire E Wakefield, Genevieve Daly, Daisy Chan, Lorrae Gilbert, Matthew Kemertzis, Lisa M Orme, Handan Wand, Rosalie Viney, Lynn Gillam, Rebecca Deans, Murali Jetti, John Wu, Michael Chapman, et al.
Journal article | 2016 | JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY
A way forward? Finding room for flexible behaviour management approaches in inflexible school structures.
S Hemphill, S Drew, D broderick, L gillam, L Bond
Book Chapter | 2016
The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with exclude..
FERTILITY PRESERVATION TOOLKIT: IMPLEMENTING & EVALUATING A RESOURCE TO ASSIST CLINICAL DISCUSSION & DECISION MAKING REGARDING FERTILITY IN PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY
Harene Ranjithakumaran, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Lynn Gillam, Maria McCarthy, Leanne Super, Jayne Harrison, Sarah Drew, Sarah McQuillan, Lisa Orme
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Assessing the risks and benefits of diagnosing genetic conditions with variable phenotypes through population screening: Klinefelter syndrome as an example.
Amy Simone Herlihy, Jane Halliday, Rob I McLachlan, Megan Cock, Lynn Gillam
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Community Genetics
Consideration of postnatal population-based genetic screening programs is becoming increasingly common. Assessing the medical and ..
Human research ethics in practice: deliberative strategies, processes and perceptions.
Lynn Gillam, Marilys Guillemin, Annie Bolitho, Doreen Rosenthal
Journal article | 2009 | Monash Bioethics Review
In theory, HREC members should use the ethical guidelines in the National Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving H..
"You're One of Us Now": Young people describe their experiences of predictive genetic testing for Huntington disease (HD) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Rony E Duncan, Lynn Gillam, Julian Savulescu, Robert Williamson, John G Rogers, Martin B Delatycki
Journal article | 2008 | American Journal of Medical Genetics
A commentary on the NH&MRC Draft Values and Ethics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.
Lynn Gillam, Priscilla Pyett
Journal article | 2003 | Monash Bioethics Review
In this paper, we discuss and critically evaluate the National Health and Medical Research Council's recently released document en..
Regulation, consultation and divergent community views: the case of access to ART by lesbian and single women.
Leslie Cannold, Lynn Gillam
Journal article | 2002 | Journal of Law and Medicine
In the many countries which have some form of regulation of ART, a public consultation of some sort is a frequent feature of eithe..
An ethics core curriculum for Australasian medical schools: A Position Statement
AJ Braunack-Mayer, L GILLAM, EF Vance, GR Gillett, IH Kerridge, J McPhee, P Saul, DE Smith, HM Wellsmore, B Koczwara, WA Rogers, PM McNeill, CJ Newell, MH Parker, M Walton, JS Whitehall
Journal article | 2001 | Medical Journal of Australia
Fertility Preservation in Children and Adolescents With Cancer: Pilot of a Decision Aid for Parents of Children and Adolescents With Cancer (Preprint)
Catherine Allingham, Lynn Gillam, Maria McCarthy, Margaret Zacharin, Sadunee Jayasuriya, Yves Heloury, Lisa Orme, Michael Sullivan, Michelle Peate, Yasmin Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND Future infertility is a significant concern for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer. C..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Member of the Order of Australia